Old Redneck just wingin' it.
U.S. Military - Veteran
TRS 20th Anniversary
- Feb 7, 2016
- Reaction score
- Wellford, SC
- Vehicle Year
- Make / Model
- Ford Ranger
- Engine Type
- 3.0 V6
- Engine Size
- 2WD / 4WD
- Total Lift
- Tire Size
- My credo
- In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
Boy. That was an expensive control arm job. Congrats on the new vehicle.replaced both upper control arms on the 2000. noticed the pads were almost gone so I did those too.
while pumping the pedal to tighten the calipers it seemed kind of soft, then the wiffie noticed a puddle behind the drivers side front wheel.
inspection revealed a brake line that was rusted enough to crack when I moved it to change the bushing bolt.
the good news is this happened in the driveway while on jackstands, not while driving.
the better news is it pushed me to the realization that depending on a 19 year old Ranger, and another with 360,400 miles on it
for reliable daily transportation was no longer a good idea.
even better news is that there is now a new 2019 Edge SEL in the driveway.
the best news is now I can really rip into one of those Rangers and have lots of quality time in the garage.
I did test drive a Ranger, really liked it, but rebates and "family-able" made the Edge a better choice.