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Replaced brakes on son's 2008 Ford Ranger #5430891 05/16/20 07:15 PM
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Thursday I did all the work on my son's Ranger. This was on the front so I replaced the rotor- bearing hub and bearings and installed new ceramic pads. I'm 75 so this kind of work is a little harder on me now than years ago, but self fulfilling none the less. My son has a very bad back(disabled) so I manned up and saved him the labor cost. Brakes are now great.


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Re: Replaced brakes on son's 2008 Ford Ranger [Re: tig1] #5430899 05/16/20 07:25 PM
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That is awesome. Congrats on a successful job and kudos for doing your son a big favor. Brakes, to me, are especially satisfying to do. Not all that expensive, usually can feel a difference immediately, and stopping is, well, pretty darn important.

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That’s awesome! I doubt I’ll be able to do that when I’m 75.


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Re: Replaced brakes on son's 2008 Ford Ranger [Re: tig1] #5430912 05/16/20 07:40 PM
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Re: Replaced brakes on son's 2008 Ford Ranger [Re: tig1] #5430917 05/16/20 07:51 PM
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Keep pulling those wrenches!


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Re: Replaced brakes on son's 2008 Ford Ranger [Re: tig1] #5430919 05/16/20 07:52 PM
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Good on you!

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If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Replaced brakes on son's 2008 Ford Ranger [Re: tig1] #5430926 05/16/20 07:56 PM
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Bravo!


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Re: Replaced brakes on son's 2008 Ford Ranger [Re: tig1] #5430928 05/16/20 08:00 PM
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Keep up the good work.


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Re: Replaced brakes on son's 2008 Ford Ranger [Re: tig1] #5430935 05/16/20 08:20 PM
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Well tig I’m 67 and thought I’d give up wrenching so I let the Lincoln dealer change the oil on the wife’s nautilus. I was thinking that maybe a Lincoln dealer wouldn’t be so bad but I was wrong. So, back to wrenching.....


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Re: Replaced brakes on son's 2008 Ford Ranger [Re: double vanos] #5430941 05/16/20 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by double vanos
Well tig I’m 67 and thought I’d give up wrenching so I let the Lincoln dealer change the oil on the wife’s nautilus. I was thinking that maybe a Lincoln dealer wouldn’t be so bad but I was wrong. So, back to wrenching.....

I've been driving my own vehicles for about 59 years now and have only had the oil changed twice. I still do some work on rides for the exact reason you speak of.


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I hope I'm still wrenching when I hit 75. Heck, I hope I'm still breathing at 75!

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Awesome! Keeping busy is what keeps ya going! My grandfather is 80 years old, has 15 acres of land and is outside pretty much every day working on something. He is always in his garage or barn tinkering on a project. It keeps him busy and active. thumbsup


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Re: Replaced brakes on son's 2008 Ford Ranger [Re: JeffKeryk] #5431012 05/16/20 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
Keep pulling those wrenches!



This ^^^^^^^^^

God bless your son.... And I really mean that sincerely...

A badly injured back is very, very difficult to deal with and try to live with...


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Re: Replaced brakes on son's 2008 Ford Ranger [Re: tig1] #5431024 05/16/20 11:01 PM
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Agreed. Living with chronic pain is a sure fire prescription for depression, stress, blood pressure, guilt and all kinds of bad outcomes.

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