Broken Brakes - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource
Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiast!

Go Back   Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource Arrow Ranger-Forums General Forum Arrow General Ford Ranger Discussion

General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-23-2010
Thread Starter

I am: Thomas Furey
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Somers Ct.
Vehicle: 2003 Ford Ranger
Posts: 2
Total Props: 0
Broken Brakes

Wondering if anyone out there has had the same problem with the brakes.
On my 2003 Ranger (completely stock) the brakes work fine until just before the vehicle comes to a complete stop. Then they seem to fade and the pedal moves slightly further to the floor, almost like it gives up for a second. I never loose the brakes and it always stops but it seems like it is going to give out.
I have bled the brakes twice along with the master cylinder with no change.
Anyone have any Ideas.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 08-23-2010
djfllmn's Avatar
I am: DJ Fillman
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: York, PA
Posts: 5,796
Total Props: -4
how worn are your pads?
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 08-23-2010
I am: Ken Here
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Upstate,NY
Vehicle: 2003,Ranger
Posts: 2,598
Total Props: 13
Jack up the front wheels and check the wheel bearings for any play. Worn bearings can cause the ABS sensor to not read correctly at slow speeds.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 08-23-2010
fourliter dan's Avatar
I am: Dan Gilbert
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lebanon, OR
Vehicle: 2002 Ford Ranger
Posts: 2,229
Total Props: 3
ragers are knows for having junk wheel cylinders.

and if it were the abs sensor reading stranger it would trigger the abs, and definetly feel it in the pedal...
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 08-23-2010
Toreador4x4's Avatar
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (6)
I am: Justin Higgs
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Livonia, MI
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Ranger
Posts: 3,958
Total Props: 15
as OTR said, if the wheel bearings have play in them, it also can compress the caliper slightly while driving giving you an inconsistent pedal feel
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 08-23-2010
rolsmojave3's Avatar
Level III Supporter
I am: Cole Roelli
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Vehicle: Looking for a 98-00
Posts: 2,852
Total Props: 3
Originally Posted by fourliter dan View Post
ragers are knows for having junk wheel cylinders.
Really? I've had 4 rangers and only 1 ever needed 1 wheel cyl. It was a 91 with 250K that needed it.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 08-23-2010
Masteratarms93's Avatar
iTrader: (8)
I am: Kevin Cline
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Goose Creek SC
Vehicle: 2010 Toyota Tacoma
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 4.0
Posts: 4,685
Total Props: 4
My 2000 w/ 125k needs a new rear brake cylinder on the driver side. junk part.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Broken Temperature Gauge = Broken Engine? TomJones General Technical & Electrical 7 12-19-2014 04:25 PM
9" brakes or 10" brakes Runarenis 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 12 08-21-2011 10:55 PM
Broken drivers seat... rngprerunner New Ideas 8 06-06-2005 11:04 PM
Broken shock detroitmuscle36 Suspension Tech 2 04-15-2005 02:07 AM
Broken Tailgate handle EdgedPike General Ford Ranger Discussion 14 03-22-2005 01:22 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:40 PM.