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#146 of 165 Help with front brakes dragging
Jul 25, 2011 (9:38 pm)
Hey fellas, I figured I would give this a try, I have a 03 Ranger Edge 4.0. I had some pulsating brakes. So I replaced both front rotors, hubs, bearings, seals, and brake pads. Good news is no pulsing coming downhill at high speed, bad news is at low speed with light pedal pressure sometimes I am hearing dragging and what feels like slight slippage. I dont know if this is due to the new rotor and it will stop. But it has me a little stumped. I did not brake any lines so there was no line bleeding necessary, and I have not taken my truck in for electrical analysis, there has been no ABS light. All help appreciated. Thanks.
#147 of 165 brake switch problems
Aug 13, 2011 (9:01 pm)
brake light switch won't trigger brake lights. When I move the switch a little on brake pedal it does. Would it need new switch that will fit tighter or Am i wasting time? Ford Ranger
#148 of 165 Re: brake switch problems [bricky]
Aug 14, 2011 (3:30 am)
By a new brake light switch.
My 1994 Ranger went thru about 3 or 4 in 10 years.
Also, on my 94 when the switch was bad it made the cruise control dangerous. Without the brake switch throwing a signel, the cruise stayed engaged. Had to shut it off to stop it.
#149 of 165 2006 Ranger 4x4 brakes either too much or not enough
Sep 08, 2011 (1:06 pm)
#150 of 165 2006 Ranger 4x4 brakes either too much or not enough
Sep 08, 2011 (1:06 pm)
I have a 2006 ranger 4x4 and the brakes started having a problem, sometimes it seems like there isn't enough brake pressure or grab and other times it seems like there is too much grab. We have replaced the calipers, rotors, pads and brake booster and bled the brake lines, but the problem persists. Can anyone help?
#151 of 165 Re: 2006 Ranger 4x4 brakes either too much or not enough [lauriep1]
Sep 11, 2011 (1:22 pm)
Take it back, if a shop did all this work. They need to make it right. Bad brakes are dangerous to you and others.
#152 of 165 2002 ranger 4by4 brake problem
Oct 03, 2011 (9:55 am)
At 50 stepping on brakes hard start to stop, then they turn spongie.Any help will be app.
#153 of 165 Re: 99 XLT Intermittent Brake failure [buster15]
Nov 13, 2011 (8:18 am)
Hey buster, I have an '02 and experienced the same problem. Right before coming to a complete stop it felt like the pedal started jumping up & down. The truck stopped ok, but that was a bit un-nerving. Otherwise the brakes worked fine. While I was working, the 'Boss Lady' took it to the 'friendly neighborhood Ford Dealer' and had it analyzed. They presented her with a printout of the diagnosis, which pointed an accusing finger at the right front sensor, which is mounted in the hub. Of course the sensor costs as much as, or more than the whole assembly, so you know what I did. I would say to go ahead and keep drivivg it for a month or two, then go on Amazon and look up the Actron ABS Scanner and order one. It's, by far, the best price I could find. The only bad point is that it cannot cancel the code or codes it reads. I'm told it takes a much more elaborate unit to do that, such as what a dealer, or major brake shop would have. Rangers seem to be prone to ABS problems, so having your own ABS scanner can possibly save you considerable moolah. Best of luck on this weird little glitch.
Nov 13, 2011 (8:32 am)
Hi everyone. Just a minor little glitch here. When I'm out cruising a freeway and activate the cruise control, everything is fine until I start down a long gradual grade, then the engine starts bucking and jerking. A good friend of mine who is also older than dirt, like me, and a life long mechanic, (turned wrenches for Holman & Moody many moons ago) said 'vacuum leak' . I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced a similar problem and cured it. BTW, mine is a 2002, Std. Trans. And shifts like a 6 Spd. Spicer, in a dump truck.
Nov 13, 2011 (8:38 am)
I forgot to ask, does anyone know what ABS code C1939 is, and where is this "Brake Press Sw Circuit?