ABS light/fixing brakes?
I've had some problems recently with my '97 Ranger XLT 2WD that I'd like to figure out myself with the help of a mechanic friend of mine.
Braking recently has been an issue. Every time I brake moderately or heavily, I see the "BRAKE" light turn on momentarily, then the "(ABS)" light stays on until I turn off the ignition. Braking isn't as smooth as I remember it, so logic dictates it's time to replace the pads, and probably the rotors, and maybe top off the brake fluid.
So, I was all prepared to buy the parts until I got on one little snag: Apparently my Ranger model can come with either rear-wheel-ABS or 4-wheel-ABS, and the rotors are different for each type. The owner's manual doesn't give a clear way to determine which I have, and I can't find any resources online to tell me where to look. The only thing I have to go by is the "BRK" code on my door sticker, but searching for an explanation didn't yield anything either. The BRK code is "B", by the way.
So, two questions: Am I right in assuming that I need those parts? -and- How do I tell what kind of ABS I have?