Re: Help Changing brakes
go to libary and see if got a hanes auto book or a good auto book on a 86 ford ranger and follow what it saids and also do one side at a time ,so you can look at the other side not taken apart. that way a person knows how it goes back together and also need a second person to help pump the air out the lines after its all done.p.s need a good set of jack stands to hold front or back up while taking tires off . it allso be a good ideal to get the back drums turned if doing the back brakes .turned as in getting them resurfaced . check over the hardware to see if any need replacing.a.k.a springs , rods . see if the wheel cylinder is leaking or not .plus need a set of brake tools . as for i and my brother ,we use screwdriver and a pliers,lol but i would go with a good set of brake tools that are design to remove the brakes.as for the front ,it easer to do than backs less work on front and more in back.hope this helps you out. but i would go to libary or a atou store and pick up a book on a ranger in your year and follow it close to replace the brakes.