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Old 02-04-2013, 07:22 PM
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Default Is this normal?

Please take a look at this photo. The caliper and knuckle do not line up. Is this normal? We bought the truck used and have no idea of the history of parts. What's happening is the pads are slipping, which is overheating the bearings and ruining them. I've had to replace everything on the drivers side, and some things two and three times. Finally took it to a shop and they are telling me that it should line up and the pad is falling after minimal wear. I had another guy, worked on Fords for 30 years tell me it's normal, so I don't know.. The photo is of the passenger side and has not been replaced by us, but matches the drivers side. I have more photos if needed..



It's a 93 Ranger 4x4 XLT, 7' bed, manual tranny, converted from auto to manual hubs. 3" lift with 35's
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:03 AM
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Default Re: Is this normal?

Yes, the offset declines with pad wear.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:42 PM
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Doesn't look right to me either. I agree with the shop. Maybe the calipers have been replaced with the wrong ones?
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:56 AM
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Thanks, I'm going to keep researching and plugging until I figure out what may be wrong. They are telling me that the channel runs out after a little wear on the pad and that's letting the pad fall through and out.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:37 AM
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Here's another view from the back...

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:14 AM
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I checked NAPA Auto Parts website and it appears the same caliper is used on the Ranger 83-94, both 2 and 4 wd. Don't know if a F series caliper would fit. It may be the way it was designed to be, but there doesn't seem to be enough support for the caliper and would promote uneven pad wear.
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