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#136 of 165 Re: 2000 Ford Ranger Brake / ABS Lights [lovewalking]
Jan 22, 2011 (3:47 am)
This may not help you, but on my older 1994 Ranger, which had only 2 wheel ABS (rear wheels), when the brake fluid got a little low, the ABS light came on. Not low enough to pull air, but a little low when the brakes wore down. Just added a little fluid and the ABS light went off.
#137 of 165 Re: Front brakes sticking [trustydusty]
Mar 20, 2011 (10:34 am)
did you check the rear brake hoses ... if they are old they can clog and prevent the fluid from returning back to the system... thus locking your brakes on... hope this helps..
#138 of 165 Ford Ranger brake problem
May 12, 2011 (5:21 pm)
I have a 2001 Ranger 4x4. Once in a wile the front right disc brake will lock up when pulling forward. can back up then pull forward about a foot then it locks up. Also when I turn left into a parking spot and hit the brake the peddle will go to the floor.
#139 of 165 brake nightmare, please help
May 20, 2011 (4:50 am)
I have a 93 xlt ford ranger , took it to the shop for scrubbing brakes, they changed the brake pads, master cylinder, sensor, back rotors etc the list goes on and on, brakes still go to the floor, not like they were when I took it to the shop, they keep telling me its this that etc what is going on??? the pedal seems to go the floor until pumped while driving, I know my truck has237,000 miles, but 2 yrs ago I went through the same problem at another shop. Can anyone help me? what seems to be the problem.
#140 of 165 Re: brake nightmare, please help [nonmechanic3]
May 21, 2011 (12:48 am)
I think you have a very crappy mechanic. And one that just throws parts at the job, and still is not getting you any brakes.
If air gets into the ABS pump, you cannot flush the air out in the 'usual' way of pumping the brakes with a brake bleeder open. You must have a special electronic tool that is hooked into the ABS electronics, and this will force the ABS pump to start, and then the air can be forced out a bleeder.
If your mechanic doesn't know this, and doesn't have the tool, he will never manually bleed the air out of the ABS pump, and you will not have brakes.
#141 of 165 brake problem
May 29, 2011 (8:39 am)
brakes on my 98 ford ranger work only if engine is turned off.
please help me.
#142 of 165 Re: brake problem [ensaro]
May 31, 2011 (1:34 am)
With the little info you've given, I'm guessing the vacumn booster is bad.
#143 of 165 Ranger brake problem
Jun 20, 2011 (9:20 am)
I have two problems with the brakes on my 2001 ranger; and I believe they may be related.
Problem #1: The ABS seems to engage for no apparent reason when coming to a stop on dry payment (etal) and at very slow speed (almost stopped). I have replaced the rear ABS sensor -no improvement.
Problem #2: The front pads do not seem to exert enough force to clean the rotors. I have 86k miles and have replaced the rotors twice and had them resurfaced once. This applies to both front rotors. When I check them after only about 5k miles of use the pad contact surface is very rusted/corroded and shows only about .5" to 1" of contact use.
#144 of 165 Re: Ranger brake problem [dkaran]
Jun 27, 2011 (2:11 pm)
that's what i'm on here to try and find out. my 03 4x4 had brake work done and now the abs kicks in only at almost dead stop on dry pavement. do these have front and rear sensors?
#145 of 165 Re: Ranger brake problem [ron4400]
Jun 28, 2011 (6:59 am)
Ron, The answer is YES. The rear sensor is located atop the differential. It inexpensive and easy to replace (one fastener retains it to the housing). I recently purchased a Ford service manual and learned that there are two sensors in the front axle also. They are located inside of the spindle housings. The rotor shield has to be removed to access them. I will confrm that info in the next few days. I understand they are a lot more expensive than the rear.