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Braking resistance noise from the front when coasting?

Maybe I am just going crazy now with noises... but... when i'm driving well coasting... it sounds like my truck is making like a braking noise while i'm coasting. but it is not constant, it is kind of constant with a rotation. It is a resistance noise, and you can kind of feel it. It is not a squeel, it is like the sound when you brake right at the end of a braking that wooshing noise sort of... but its when no brakes are being applied. Any ideas? maybe a woosh noise? I'm not sure how to describe it.

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random idea in my head.. pull all the wheels and take a look at the front and back brakes...
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I did new brakes on the truck at 48 k i have 54k on there now. Is there a way to adjust the disk brakes in the front or something?

The rear ones are getting changed soon, should I replace the drum, or if its not grooved or anything just reuse it if I rough up the surface?
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Check for end play in the bearings, and do as Stone says. Look before you ask.
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knowing rangers your rear wheel cylinders prob arnt even working...

did you replace or grease the caliper slides when you did the brakes?
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+1 on greasing the slides. Also, check and grease wheel bearings. replace if needed. did you do the bearings when doing the fronts before?
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Grant 4x4 are sealed units no greasing, just replacing
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on snap, i was thinking 2wd because i just got done working on mine. good point. You would have to replace the whole hub then huh? sound spendy...
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on snap, i was thinking 2wd because i just got done working on mine. good point. You would have to replace the whole hub then huh? sound spendy...
$140-$260 depending on PVH, Liveaxle, ABS
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dang. is it pretty easy to do? Couple bolts and you got it replaced?
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I greased the caliper slides when I did the brakes. haha I remember being told by ford to do the "caliper slide service" with my "premium brake service" the "caliper slide service" only was at I think 40 a wheel? High temp lube was a bit cheaper haha. Im going to look at it all tomorrow, I was just getting ideas... there is one thing I hate doing its jacking the truck up and pulling wheels off to just be stumped.
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dang. is it pretty easy to do? Couple bolts and you got it replaced?
for the most part ya..
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You sure its not your pads rubbing against a high point on your rotors? Your rotors are not perfect, there is some high and low points, as long as they are within "tolerances" it is acceptable. Our Corolla has it, and so does my Ranger, both right from the time a brake job was done. When the Corolla warped a rotor last year, I changed them both *(both rotors), rotational rubbbing noise was gone.
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I hope its not a rotor, I mean I just replaced both rotors at 48k miles... I drive mainly on the highway... or well country roads here... I'm not super heavy on brakes. Maybe its a brake dragging... ill have to lift the whole truck up to find out... grr. it's my project to do today as well as start all the other fixing she needs.
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i had to replace my hubs, cost me 400 give or take a few bucks. it was pretty easy, just need a hub puller. the cv axels are a ***** though. lol. their only 65-75 a piece in case anyone is wondering. and im hearin a sound from mine too, so your not goin crazy. its like a creaking/cracking matallic sound. drives me nuts but its not doin it too much nemore. i read on here somewhere that the stock ranger breaks suck big ones bc the rotors dont stay clean from the breaks. there can be rough patches that dont wear off from breaking causing vibrations and possibly some noise. id replace them but ive got better things to buy
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Nick it seems you have alot of problems with this truck. I would re-check the calipers and maybe take it to another garage other then a dealership for work. Seems liek you have a Lemon.
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