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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)




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How does one "accidentally" buy a vehicle?
I’ve done it before. Put what you think is a stupid low bid and expect to be outbid. Then you happen to win. But since you didn’t actually expect to win, it’s an accident.
 

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Neighbor bought a ‘76 MGB that way a few years ago. Unfortunately for him it was in Arizona and he had pay to have it trucked to PA.

He still has though and drives it around.
 

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Once I low balled a used car dealer for a used BMW 320, got it for $5,000, fixed it up, and drove it for another 250,000 miles.

I bought an almost new Fiat 500 demo for $10,500 and a trade in. I got the price down that far because I offered to pay with a cashier's check. It was the end of the month and I was pretty sure they needed money. The savings paid for my Ranger. I got another good deal beacause I offered them cash too.

Sometimes the best time to buy a car or a truck is when you don't really need one.
 

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How does one "accidentally" buy a vehicle?
I quoted exactly what happened but in lil_Blue_Ford's words.

I’ve done it before. Put what you think is a stupid low bid and expect to be outbid. Then you happen to win. But since you didn’t actually expect to win, it’s an accident.
 

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Sometimes the best time to buy a car or a truck is when you don't really need one.
This is how you end up two more cars then days of the week to drive them. Ask my wife.
 

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This is how you end up two more cars then days of the week to drive them. Ask my wife.


that is poppycock..... i drive many vehicles per day....
 

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New brake pads on the drivers side to match the passenger side. Still going to the left when braking but not as bad
 

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New brake pads on the drivers side to match the passenger side. Still going to the left when braking but not as bad
I don't remember reading it in your posts, but have you changed the rubber lines going to your calipers? They will swell over time from the corrosive brake fluid and restrict fluid flow which will cause low pressure in the caliper, passenger side if it pulls left. Left seems to be doing all the braking. The only other idea I have is possibly trapped air on the passenger side. Gotta bleed the crap out them. Sticky caliper piston not coming all the way out on the passenger side. Even these new, and reman, calipers can be off and cause problems.
 

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I don't remember reading it in your posts, but have you changed the rubber lines going to your calipers? They will swell over time from the corrosive brake fluid and restrict fluid flow which will cause low pressure in the caliper, passenger side if it pulls left. Left seems to be doing all the braking. The only other idea I have is possibly trapped air on the passenger side. Gotta bleed the crap out them. Sticky caliper piston not coming all the way out on the passenger side. Even these new, and reman, calipers can be off and cause problems.
I always thought the collapsing flexible lines to the calipers was an old wives tale until it happened to me. My issue was a hair different, the brakes wouldn’t release, so I’d have a dragging caliper. The collapsed lines were acting almost like a check valve. Relatively cheap thing to swap and see if that’s the problem.
 

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I don't remember reading it in your posts, but have you changed the rubber lines going to your calipers? They will swell over time from the corrosive brake fluid and restrict fluid flow which will cause low pressure in the caliper, passenger side if it pulls left. Left seems to be doing all the braking. The only other idea I have is possibly trapped air on the passenger side. Gotta bleed the crap out them. Sticky caliper piston not coming all the way out on the passenger side. Even these new, and reman, calipers can be off and cause problems.
I have not. Brakes worked just fine before my cv axle and hub went out on the passenger side. Replaced the caliper and pads the other day and bled the lines in that side
 

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I always thought the collapsing flexible lines to the calipers was an old wives tale until it happened to me. My issue was a hair different, the brakes wouldn’t release, so I’d have a dragging caliper. The collapsed lines were acting almost like a check valve. Relatively cheap thing to swap and see if that’s the problem.
I've ran into the same issue too.


I have not. Brakes worked just fine before my cv axle and hub went out on the passenger side. Replaced the caliper and pads the other day and bled the lines in that side
All that carnage may have flexed the soft line wrong and caused damage to it. Also, check your hard lines for pinches or crimps.
 

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I’ve had it where I dropped a caliper during a pad swap and it damaged the soft lines needing new soft lines. Same problem, hose collapses acting like a check valve.
 

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