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Old 09-12-2015
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2003 Ford Ranger Brake Issue

Hey guys i recently bought my first ford ranger and im loving it but it does have an issue. its a 2003 ford ranger XLT 4x4. when im slowing down for a stop sign etc the truck slows down great but as i almost come to a complete stop it makes a grinding type sound from the front brakes almost like a ratchet being spun or a loud ziptie being tightened, when this happens the brake pedal also pulses and vibrates. i have no dash light on and the truck doesnt seem to be haing trouble stopping im just not sure what it would be. the pads are in decent shape
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Brake pedal pulsing is almost always warped rotor, but that is usually noticed when applying brakes hard at any speed.
I guess best next step would be to pull the front wheels and spin the rotor while watch to see if caliper/pads moves back and forth slightly, indicating rotor is not spinning true.
Also check caliper and pads for looseness.
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