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#9 of 166 Re: 2000 Intermittent brake failure [buster15]
May 05, 2007 (4:58 am)
Hi Buster15 I also had the same thing happen on my 2000 Ford Ranger and I am going to take it into the shop. I was wondering if you have change out the other sensor or if your truck has improved . It sounds like the brake systems being more complex the mechanics just pick a maybe part and hope it will fix the problem Thanks for your posting I think it will save a lot of people some $$$.
#10 of 166 Re: 2000 Intermittent brake failure [gene23]
May 05, 2007 (4:30 pm)
After alot of incompetence on behalf of some questionable mechanics, the right side has not been changed. I notice if I am slowing down 3-5 mph and crank the wheel hard right I get the same symptoms but not as bad. I am afraid to deal with the local dealer here as a lack of trust exists (they always lift 500-800 bucks from your pocket).
The truck was not good on the snow this past winter so (hopefully) come fall I am going for a Santa Fe.
By the way I got all my money back for the new ABS unit and Mastercylinder.
#11 of 166 1992 Ranger 2WD 3.0 Front Discs "sticking"
Jun 10, 2007 (6:34 pm)
Picked up a 'free' 92 as long as I could get it running as it was sitting for about a year. Couple parts later: drive line(busted off on freeway on ride home), battery(owner left dome light on, and fuel fill pipe(someone cut to siphon gas). SO, on to my issue. Brakes - When I drove the truck home, no problems with my brakes. I drove the truck for a few days, then I noticed a strong smell and smoke after a short drive from front brakes. Checked reservoir, low. Added more dot3 and pumped brakes POP brake line near gas tank broke due to corrosion(rust). Fixed the line, bled brakes and replaced pads. Still smoking if I drive it. weird thing is; they dont grab right when I start driving, it takes a little bit of braking before they slow me down. Is this a master cylinder issue? power booster? any other ideas?
Thanx a ton
#12 of 166 Re: 1992 Ranger 2WD 3.0 Front Discs "sticking" [hack360]
Jun 10, 2007 (10:33 pm)
Bad caliper, or bad rubber hose which can collapse internally and not let fluid flow backward which keeps the brake engaged.
#13 of 166 Re: 1992 Ranger 2WD 3.0 Front Discs "sticking" [bolivar]
Jun 11, 2007 (5:15 pm)
so i guess you mean bad caliperS since both of them are sticking? and what rubber hose are you talking about? the ones on the truck are separated. they come from steel lines and go to rubber at the wheel well. i dunno just seems funky to me.
#14 of 166 Wheel hub sensor assy.
Jul 22, 2007 (6:41 pm)
1999 Ranger XLT 4WD
Can a pro verify if the front wheel sensor (is this the ABS sensor?) can be changed by itself without changing the whole wheel hub assy.
If possible, is it a difficult job or can I do it in my driveway? The left sensor and hub was replaced now the right sensor may need it. Can someone direct me to a link showing the sensor in the hub?
#15 of 166 Re: Wheel hub sensor assy. [buster15]
Jul 27, 2007 (3:11 pm)
Off to the Ford dealer this a.m., this p.m got a call, now the right ABS hub sensor is gone. Interesting fact the hub and sensor is now $300.00 Cdn down from $390.00 (genuine Ford parts). Must be down due to the high sales and turnover of wheel hub assy's.
#16 of 166 2002 Ford Ranger brake (area) problems
Aug 21, 2007 (2:52 pm)
I recieved my ranger in 2005 with it being an 02 model only having 18,000 on it. Excellent condition. Well, when i would hit the brakes, the steering wheel would shake. So, about a year and a half ago i bought new roders. Now it's shaking all over again. I don't know if maybe it's the calipers or something. I still have warrenty on it (extended service plan). ---also the brake pedal makes a spongy squeak like noise, but it's been doing that since i had it.
AND i have to apply more pressure to the brake pedal to stop than i do in another ranger.
I really would like some comments or suggestions. Right now it's at the dealership getting under warrenty aircondition service. But, I want to make sure they don't rip me off.
#17 of 166 Re: 2002 Ford Ranger brake (area) problems [rangergirlie]
Aug 22, 2007 (1:50 am)
Vibration while braking is usually from warped rotors. If the truck is under an extended warranty plan was the brakes covered the first time you changed out the rotors a year and a half ago? I'm confused as you stated that you bought new rotors indicating that it isn't covered.
You can ask the dealership to look at the front rotors and check for warping. They won't do any repair work until you authorize it especially if it isn't covered under the extended warranty. Sounds like the rotors are the problem.
#18 of 166 Re: 2002 Ford Ranger brake (area) problems [obyone]
Aug 26, 2007 (9:42 am)
Hey, yeeaa, it's stupid what happened. See, when I got new rotors at a Honda Dealership (because I had an employee discount), they installed the wrong size rotors. I needed 11 inch, they istalled 10 inch. So they slowly ruined my brake pads. Thats what ford found when I broung my truck to them. So, I brought my truck back to honda and they replaced both the rotors and pads for free because it was their mistake. It was pretty funny. But YAY my truckis back to normal.