Does my Ranger have 9 or 10 inch drums?

Does my Ranger have 9 or 10 inch drums?

All 4×4 Rangers comes with 10 inch drums. Most 2×4 rangers have 9 inch drum brakes. Drum size can be identified visually by whether the drums have cooling fins on the outside or not. 9 Inch drums have cooling fins all the way around the outside.

Does the Ford Ranger have rear drum brakes?

The 2022 Ford Ranger ute looks set to adopt four-wheel disc brakes – at least on high grade models – finally putting archaic rear drum brakes in the rear view mirror. Most double-cab utes on sale in Australia have rear drum brakes because they are cheap and relatively effective.

Why do Ford still use drum brakes?

Drum brakes are cheaper to manufacture than disc brakes, because there are fewer moving parts and because in the rear the parking brake (which often works by a drum-and-shoe mechanism even on four-wheel-disc-equipped cars) can share a drum with the “regular” brakes.

How do you adjust drum brakes on a Ford Ranger?

Feel around inside the opening until you feel the spoon contact the adjuster. Rotate the adjuster upward with the brake adjusting spoon to pry on the adjuster wheel. Spin the wheel as you adjust the brakes until the shoes drag slightly when the wheel is turned.

How do I know what size drum brakes I need?

As far as measuring, the most accurate way is with the drum/hub removed from the axle. Measure across the diameter of the inside of the drum and the depth of the swept surface of the drum.

How do I know what size brake drums I have?

Steps for Measuring Brake Drums Properly

  1. Remove the bolts or retaining clips from drums that hold everything together.
  2. Use a drum puller to pull off the drum from the wheel.
  3. Now, search for the maximum diameter in the cast. Most of the time, the diameter is on the rotor on the external surface.

How do you change drum brakes?

How To Replace Your Drum Brakes

  1. Safety First.
  2. Remove and Inspect the Brake Drum.
  3. Remove the Brake Shoes And Hardware.
  4. Inspect and Clean the Remaining Brake Components.
  5. Re-Install the Brake Shoes and Components.
  6. Install the Brake Drum.
  7. Test Drive.

How do you change the emergency brake cable on a Ford Ranger?

Remove the cable end from the lever on the secondary brake shoe. Release the cable retainer from the wheel side of the backing plate. Press the spring steel retainer until it passes through the hole in the backing plate. Replace the new cable in the hole in the backing plate from the back side of the backing plate.

Is drum brakes better than disc?

Disc brakes are always better than drum brakes and can deliver excellent braking performance. The disc brakes might cost you a premium, but the kind of braking performance you get is worth the money. We recommend you to go for bikes with disc brakes and ABS as it will protect you during panic braking situations.

Are drum brakes cheaper than disc?

Drum brakes are less expensive than disc brakes, and this cost difference is reflected in the price of a new car. All other things being equal, a car with disc brakes on all four wheels will cost more than one with disc brakes on the front wheels and drum brakes on the rear.

Do drum brakes self adjust?

The good news is that brake drums are forgiving, and there’s play built into the system. In a perfect world, drum brakes would self-adjust the way disc brakes do. In disc brakes, the caliper piston extends more and more as the pads wear.

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