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Old 10-16-2010, 10:35 AM
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I thought I needed to change my front brakes, turns out the old ones don't seem as worn out as I would have thought. I already bought wagner brakes, should I replace them anyway or stick with what is halfway used?
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If you have it all apart just change them out, if not then return the other parts.

Why did you think you needed brakes??
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[QUOTE=03_Turbo7.3;2130981]If you have it all apart just change them out, if not then return the other parts.

Why did you think you needed brakes??[/QUOTE

The truck hasn't been stopping or even holding at a stop light like i thought it should. It has also been pulling to the left occasionally. come to find out the passenger caliper is shot so I replaced both and put new pads on since I had new calipers. Seems like it was easier than the brakes on my old 86' 6.9
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the rubber lines to the caliper need replacing too.
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the rubber lines to the caliper need replacing too.
Damn, How much do they cost?
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i hope you used factory parts. it seems like aftermarket stuff never lasts as long
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Damn, How much do they cost?
about 25 a side. The rott from the inside. ALong with cracking from the outside.
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i hope you used factory parts. it seems like aftermarket stuff never lasts as long
No I did not use factory parts. Wagner brakes which I read on here were good, and autozone calipers because ford was closed and I didn't have a choice. But i will go to ford for the brake lines.
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about 25 a side. The rott from the inside. ALong with cracking from the outside.
I appreciate the advice.
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I was going to tell you to look at your calipers, also around the piston is a dust boot, kidna use a 90 degree angle pic and pop the boot off, if theres oil in them replace the caliper..Or bur a rebuild kit for like 20$
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