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#25 of 44 Re: Brake Pedal Travel Distance and a HISS sound [cayadopi]
Dec 11, 2007 (10:13 pm)
Does anyone know 1) what would cause a longer hissing sound, and 2) is this related to a longer brake pedal travel distance? Yes & Yes
The longer hissing sound is caused by the hydralic assist to have to either work harder or longer to push on the Master cylinder to pressurise the brake system.
Lets assume for the moment that there is no new problem with the assist part of the system. You didn't have this problem until the brakes were done. Right? This symptom is telling me that there is a lack of restriction in the hydrallic brake lines somewhere, such as ; incorrect brake calipers or incorrect rear wheel cylinders(for regular power brakes lets say) or in some cases there is an ajustment rod with a backwards threaded bolt coming out of the assist,(not all models). This adjustment is critical for proper braking. Very unlikly this rod if your truck has it is causing this symptom. If I had to take a guess without inspecting the brakes on this vehicle, my money is on incorrect calipers or wheel cylinders. Here is my explanation that would have to be researched and inspected on your truck. Sometimes calipers and wheel cylinders for a regular power brake system and a hydralic assist look the same, but the chambers or cavities inside them are different sizes. This means they require different amounts of hydralic pressure from the master cylinder. You need a very experienced technician to check this for you. And yes, the Dealer does make mistakes. I fix one of their screw ups at least once a month. Good luck!
#26 of 44 f-150 brake bleeding
Aug 18, 2008 (3:12 pm)
can anyone tell me the order you need to bleed the brakes after changing pads.i know it has to be done in a specific order but i dont know it. i have a 2004 f-150. help would be greatly appreciated
#27 of 44 Ford EEC-V Diagnostic Tests
Oct 11, 2008 (10:00 am)
I just bought an Actron CP9180 reader. On the Diagnostic Monitor Tests, I get
Test $26 Low
Test $2a Low
Test $2b Low
Test $56 High
This on a Ford E-150, 4.2
I tried to find what monitor tests check, but I cannot decifer these codes.
Can someone point me in the right dirrection.
I have a rough running engine that is driving me nuts. All of the OBD codes say ok.
#28 of 44 ford not honoring warranty due to LOW mileage... wth
Oct 23, 2008 (12:20 pm)
My Dad is getting screwed by ford...
2005 Ford F150 (nov purchase date)
one owner only
it has 25000 kms
Took it to the ford dealership to have the brakes done. (sticking- ended up being rust)
HOWEVER... because of the low mileage, they said that we misused the vehicle by letting it "sit". So the dealership said the warranty was void and we paid the repair on a credit card, they would not release the vehicle to us otherwise. This truck is driven at least twice a week (except for a one month period when Dad was in hospital). This truck has never been off road or on a gravel road for that matter. the brakes should not have rust.
I've read and re-read the warranty manual. nowhere is it mentioned that lack of use equals missuse.... there are no aftermarket parts, and we follow the maintenance schedule.
I suspect the dealership didn't even call ford warranty.
How do i get them to honor the warranty... (I wanted to call ford warranty, but they apparently only "talk shop" with dealers, not owners...)
#29 of 44 2004 f-150 abs sensor
Dec 27, 2008 (6:06 pm)
How difficult is it to replace the driver-side front abs sensor on an '04 f-150, 4x4? Great detail would be appreciated.
#30 of 44 Re: 2004 f-150 abs sensor [twocar]
Jan 22, 2009 (12:54 pm)
I believe I have the same problem with my 2003. If you find out how to change and how difficult it is please let me know. Thanks
#31 of 44 2000 F-150 ABS problem
Feb 28, 2009 (10:43 am)
One evening a box on the drivers side under the hood started buzzing. It would not stop until I unplugged it. After that the ABS light has stayed on. I have tried plugging it back in thinking that it might "reset " or something but it immediatly starts buzzing again. I have just drove it like that for months but it would be nice to have my baby running right. Any suggestions?
#32 of 44 2000 F-150 ABS problem solved
Apr 22, 2009 (1:18 pm)
I just got my 2000 F-150 (103,000 miles) out of the shop.
Last night the ABS light went on and a humming started from under the hood. Even with the engine off, the humming continued.
I found out today my ABS sensor was shorted. The mechanic took out a fuse so my battery wouldn't die (I disconnected the battery last night to avoid this). The ABS is not functional, but the brakes still work. There is little safety issue other than some tire slippage in wet conditions.
The part is coming in tomorrow. Rather pricey. $620 w/labor to fix the ABS.
#33 of 44 1999 Ford F150
May 04, 2009 (8:24 am)
ABS Light is on cannot get any codes from computer. The rear brakes lock up and shutters, could it be the control module for the brakes. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
#34 of 44 Re: 2000 F-150 ABS problem [chuckgibson]
Jul 21, 2009 (11:08 am)
Had same trouble but did not drive or with the noise because I pulled the fuse in the fuse box under hood. Not the one under dash. see your manual for which one. Light will stay on noise will stop and of course you won't have ABS system. Don't like it anyway.