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How do i change manual to power brakes on 1988 ford ranger

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Not sure exactly but I love to do stuff like this. First thing I would do is go to a salvage yard and rob the pieces form another truck with power brakes. You know you need the booster and the master cylinder, but you might also need the pedal and the pedal bracket. All the lines and the combo valve and calipers and wheel cylinders should be fine.

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I do believe that you will need to add a brake booster to you master cylinder. I'm not sure if you will be able to reuse the master cylinder you had or if you will need one that matches up with the brake booster.

Hope this helps

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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