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All these issues will be due to moisture and rust. If the semi-metallic pads are frozen to the rotors, this can be corrected with some brute force. If water has contaminated the brake fluid, this can cause caliper pistons to seize in the calipers. This may be to poor maintenance or torn dust boots on the caliper pistons. If pads are worn down too far, ...


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According to this website, you should consider changing your pads between 3.2-6.4mm of thickness. If the pad is below 3.2mm, it's pretty much a must.


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Reverse bleeder pumps brake fluid from the caliper bleed screw back to the master cylinder. This type is hard to use because Master Cylinders do not have bleed screws to connect to. Vacuum pump is the opposite, it sucks brake fluid from the Master Cylinder when connected to the brake bleeder on the caliper. Note: some vacuum pumps on the market can create ...


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In general the e-brake engages the rear brakes which are in general weaker than the front brakes and are quite likely drum brakes on your 2000 Ford Ranger. The smell was the stench of your rear brakes roasting. It's possible that you have completely worn out your rear brakes or just enough that a simple adjustment is needed. If you've boiled your brake ...


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You obviously have a problem with the rear brake at this point and you should NOT drive it in this condition as you could cause additional damage or even cause a fire. I suspect you didn't get the brake shoes installed or adjusted properly or the actuating cylinder is sticking. Either way now you have probably cooked the brake fluid and will need to ...


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NYS Inspection minimum requirements are 1/16 of an inch (1.6mm), and 1/32 (0.8mm) over a rivet head. Keep in mind those are minimums. For typical use, a 12mm pad lasts about 50k miles. So if the pad is at 2mm, expect that it will be out of inspection in 4k miles. Personally, if I am in working, and find the pads less than 4mm, I will replace them. It's ...


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