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#116 of 167 Re: ford ranger brake in period [itaskakid]
Oct 26, 2009 (7:52 pm)
Read the owner's manual for break-in processes.
It will probably say to not use 'excessive braking' for the first 500 miles. In other words, do not do several high speed braking passes or descend a long, steep hill for the first few miles. But the ABS should keep you from 'locking up' the brakes from a high speed stop....
#117 of 167 Rear Brake Locks Up
Dec 18, 2009 (1:46 am)
I have a 2000 Ranger. My left rear brakes lock up. I Have to jack up the truck no matter where I'm at remove the drum to turn the self adjuster in all the way so to free up the wheel. This just suddenly started, I'm not sure if it's the emergency brake or maybe the wheel cylinder isn't retracting. I quit using the emergency brake as of last night.
It starts out alright at times then will start locking up to the point that my wheel doesn't turn at all. But I did manage to drive it home last night after a 10 mile drive just fine. But there was a smell of like overheated brakes or drums when I got out. I felt the drums but they where cool to the touch. I also looked for any fluid leaks but I don't see any and the master cylinder is full. If it helps the recent weather here was rain\sleet now snowy. But the roads now are dry not slushy.
Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you.
#118 of 167 94 Ranger Lost Brake Fluid
Dec 18, 2009 (9:43 am)
I drove my 94 Ranger (V6 manual) to run some errands yesterday and had no problems. However, when I went to go drive it last night I got in and when I stepped on the brake pedal it went all the way to the floor. I didn't have time to look at it last night and borrowed a car from a friend. This morning I go look at it and it appears that I lost a lot of brake fluid from the right front brake. What type of repairs might I be looking at and any idea on the cost? Thanks.
#119 of 167 Emergency Brake Light
Dec 18, 2009 (1:06 pm)
It was cold here, below 0, and one day my e brake light turned on and stayed on. I verified that the brake was disengaged and it is. The light is still on. Any ideas? I heard that the sensor/switch may be bad. How do you disengage this or turn off the light?
#120 of 167 Re: New Brake Problem 2002 Ranger 3.0L [ptclerk]
Jan 05, 2010 (2:32 am)
hi i have an 08 ranger wildtrak. The brakes have failed 6 times in 26k miles. the dealers are not able to diagnose a fault or replicate the fault on a test drive. i have spoken to an engineer who works on abs systems,the diagnosis i was given was that it is probably the system is sensing the wheel speeds on initial breaking ,making the abs "think" that there is ice and probably only allowing about 10 percent of the breaking power. has anyone else experienced this or got a solution?
#121 of 167 84 Ranger 4X4 Brake problem
Jan 10, 2010 (11:41 am)
My Ranger has started having brake problems. When you touch the brake pedal it will start down on its own until the rear brakes lock. You can pull the pedal back up with your foot and everything is fine until the next time you touch the brake pedal. The pedal will return to the top but you have to give it some time. If you are sitting still, the pedal doesn't seem to have the same problem. What could be the cause for this problem?
#122 of 167 Re: 84 Ranger 4X4 Brake problem [ar_footer]
Jan 11, 2010 (1:57 am)
A wild guess would be some kind of booster problem.
#123 of 167 Re: 84 Ranger 4X4 Brake problem [bolivar]
Jan 11, 2010 (2:53 am)
That is kind of what I was thinking but wanted to get other opinions before starting the repair.
#124 of 167 Re: 84 Ranger 4X4 Brake problem [ar_footer]
Jan 12, 2010 (2:52 am)
Let the car idle. Foot off brake. Then push the brake - does the idle speed change? If so, then there is a large vacumn leak in the booster, which effects the rich/lean mixture and causes the idle change.
#125 of 167 Re: 84 Ranger 4X4 Brake problem [bolivar]
Jan 12, 2010 (3:39 pm)
I will give this a try. The truck has never really idled correctly. In fact, until it gets really warmed up it will not idle at all. I will get it warmed up and give this a try. I believe that the brake booster is the problem.