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New axle, brakes still soft.

colintrax

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Put a "new" axle under my brothers ranger to get lower gearing. Stuck with drum brakes to make the swap easier, however I can't seem to get them bled right. ~40 cycles on each rear brake and the pedal is still a little soft. Brakes grab hard but they could be better. Any ideas to fix this? Reused the old shoes/drums/hardware. Clean fluid is coming out. No ABS light.

Thanks :thumbsup:
 


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Did you bleed the front at well?
 




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Did you bleed the front at well?

No, do you think that's neccasary? Brake line disconnected at the frame mount. And the brakes were very strong before hand
 




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Yup. And in the right order. Passenger rear, driver rear, passenger front, driver front.
What year Ranger is it?
 




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Yup. And in the right order. Passenger rear, driver rear, passenger front, driver front.
What year Ranger is it?

It's a 2000 supercab, what's the reason for the order?
 




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Heh, I'm not sure exactly, but it has to do with the distance from the master cyl of each wheel.
 




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