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Old 09-25-2010, 05:45 PM
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Default Re: Brake issues in my v8 ranger

Dumb question.... but i've seen customers replace brake parts... i.e. calipers and brought to our shop for your same exact reason and seen that the calipers were on the wrong side and bleeders were at the bottom side of caliper. just an idea
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:26 PM
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Default Re: Brake issues in my v8 ranger

lol, I know what you r saying, but no the bleeders r on the top.
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:59 PM
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Does it stil have r.a.b.s. module valve under drivers seat frame rail? if so, i seen them "stick" after power bleeding. only available at j yards or maybe ebay. i've tapped with a hammer before and gotten them unstuck. just an idea
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:39 PM
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yea its still the stock one. i guess i should check that.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:25 AM
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Haven't seen this mentioned. What vacuum are you you reading? PB booster will require minimum 12hg to work properly. Not familiar with your cam, some produce low vacuum. A vacuum canister can be added for reserve if thats the problem. I'm a little concerned on my present build, but won't know till I fire it up.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:44 AM
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Default Re: Brake issues in my v8 ranger

I would say that your booster is not the problem. If it fails, the pedal would be hard. The job of the booster is to reduce pedal effort when running. Since the pedal is soft when running, I would rule out the booster.

See if you can find someone with a reverse bleeder. I've had to do this on postal trucks.
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:19 PM
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You said you put on new calipers? No offense because I have done it too but are your bleeder screws above your lines? As in if they where mounted on the wrong sides they would be below the lines and bleed out nice but as soon as you start the truck you are reminded that you still have air in the line. Hope this helps because your problem sounds just like one I had. ....
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:46 AM
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My brakes in my 4.0 always felt week like it needs a replacement but they don't squeak and my family that has driven it says it's fine the way it is. So now I'm curious as to what you have to do to fix the problem
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:02 PM
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My brakes in my 4.0 always felt week like it needs a replacement but they don't squeak and my family that has driven it says it's fine the way it is. So now I'm curious as to what you have to do to fix the problem
I'm having this issue with my 1988 302 with an F303 cam. I haven't found the problem yet.
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What type of issues?
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:39 PM
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What type of issues?
The brake pedal is tight when I bleed them with the motor off. Once I start the motor the pedal gets real soft and goes almost all the way to the floor.
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:54 PM
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Does the pedal get softer when you open a bleeder and is someone helping you?
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:04 PM
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Sounds like a lot air in the system. Remember pump it until the pedal gets harder then slowly open the bleeder.
I've bleed it so much that I had to fill up the reservoir twice. A buddy that owns a mechanic shop is helping me with it so we can rule out the simple things. Everything is new except the hard lines and those were blown out with air before I put calipers and cylinders on. We had the issue towards the end of the night so we haven't really messed with it much since.
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Old 01-15-2015, 12:01 AM
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Does the pedal get softer when you open a bleeder and is someone helping you?
Edited^^^ the information I gave was totally wrong.

does the pedal get softer when you open the bleeder.
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:24 AM
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Edited^^^ the information I gave was totally wrong. does the pedal get softer when you open the bleeder.
Yes and slowly goes to the floor.
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