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braking isssues, bucking and locking up

heres the deal, when i hit the brakes, doesnt matter if its wet or dry the rear will shake a bit and at times, the rear drums will lock up when i brake. Also, when i lightly hit the brake, it grabs really hard. The odd part is that it doesnt do it all the time, but its happening more and more and concerns me.

I was thinking maybe the master cyclinder had something to do with the locking up part. (it only locks up on one side), as that happend on my brothers '99 ranger too.

The shuddering and shaking part i dont get. Anyone had anything like this happen or and idea what it could be?

I want to get it fixed soon, haha.
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my wheel barings on my rear end when they were going they would lock up with my brakes...might be that
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The Abs sensor is in the diff housing. So if you still have an open diff it is possible for one side to completely lock up as long as the other wheel is still turning. When I replaced only one rear wheel brake clinder it woked more efficiently than the other side causing it to lock up. When it is about to lock up it does have a shudder feeling.
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still havent figured it out, any more ideas?
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The shakin part could be caused by having warped rotors up front. How bad is the shake?
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well, i loosened up my rear passanger drum alot and it seems to not shake. The pads are fried though. im taking in on monday though to get it all checked out and replace what needs replacing.
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i had this happen to me, i ended up just polishing and changing the pads. it works fine for me now.
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Usually the front brakes are shot and/or your back brakes are too tight. Being light in the rear will cause the lock up. Have the drums turned if they need it and just don't over tighten the new pads.

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if its just one side locking up dont overlook your ebrake cables. If one of those is rusted up it can easily cause the rears to be locking up all the time.
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update, got brakes fixed, thought we had it. this moring on the way back from fishing i smelled the pads roasting, and smoke poured off the passanger side. got soo hot the wheel weights fell of the wheel on that side. they are now locked up on that side.

so its definitly broke now at least. now hopefully we can figure out what the deal is with it.
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That sucks. I take it back to the brakes place, or did you do it yourself?
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na, i have a mechanic that does all my work, he has done all the lift kits on my trucks too. Im pretty sure something just popped loose like a spring or something.

Only thing that sucked was i had to run home, get my dads powerstroke, the trailer, load it up, and then take it over there. That took about two hours alone. But, we did go fishing first and we did catch a few so at least we had that right, haha. I would have been even more mad if the truck broke and i didnt catch anything. that would have just plain been bad. haha
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mine lock up when i get mud, sand, or sometimes water in them. Rangers tend to be bad about this when wheelin. Sounds like u have a different problem tho if they locked down on ya.
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mine lock up when i get mud, sand, or sometimes water in them. Rangers tend to be bad about this when wheelin. Sounds like u have a different problem tho if they locked down on ya.
i use to have a dodge dakota that did the same thing when i was done wheelin...that was always a fun ride to get her cleaned up
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I have had the shoe come apart and wedge between the other shoe and drum. It got so hot it warped the drum.

I have also have had a wheel cylinder leak and cause the locking up issue.
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yea, with how hot it got I would also check for a warped drum and even a warped rim if it got too hot.
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well, we got it fixed for the most part, somehow the e brake was catching the adjuster and cranking up the brakes each time i put the parking brake down. strange, and i still have no idea how it could happen. he was boggled too, so we teaked it some but now i have very little braking, so i adjusted them up some. should be good.


but, if i keep having problems, im going to look into rear disks from an exp.

there is a write up on here somewhere isnt it? i couldnt find it...
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still doing it. rear drum smoked its *** off today. what the hell is causing it??
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did you bleed the lines? new cylinders? what about drums and pads? i am not sure what you all replaced the last time.
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well right now the only thing replaced was pads. Its obviously going to go deeper than that im sure, haha. Few things i noticed- not as much pedal as before and i checked the fluid, have plenty but could be changed as its dirty as hell. drivers side is good though.

passanger side, dont see any wetness around the wheel cylinder. My only idea is that the parking brake is still cranking up the adjuster somehow, which i cant figure out how on earth its doing it. makes not sense to me at all haha.
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well, figured it out. frozen ebrake cable on the right side.
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thank you ranger-forums... once again here to save the day.
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