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Brakes Locking

Every time i go to slow down casually just normal braking my wheels lock. front and rear. The weather doesn't affect it in any way, usually worse in the wet and humid weather. But on a warm or cool day it still lock and abs kicks on and off. I have no clue what it could be
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I think you're truck is about to fall apart.

ABS light not on?
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I think you're truck is about to fall apart.

ABS light not on?
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my rears lock up when its really cold or wet out for the first few stops. had it to the shop and they had no idea. said it might be the abs sensor
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get rid of that thing man and trust me dont go bull rushing into any more puddles
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You fried your ABS sensor i'm betting.
Unplug that SOB.
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get rid of that thing man and trust me dont go bull rushing into any more puddles
thats hard to do. i like the truck
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You fried your ABS sensor i'm betting.
Unplug that SOB.
either this or when i delivered pizzas and the brakes were on the way out and being over exerted the brake light would come on. possible you need to change them out or adjust them.

i also agree w/ scott. you have too many problems w/ your truck.
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my rears lock up when its really cold or wet out for the first few stops. had it to the shop and they had no idea. said it might be the abs sensor
It's just your drums locking up. I happens to me and everyone else with drums. It's just part of having your truck in cold weather. The only way to get rid of it is to switch to disks.
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This same thing happens to me and I have no idea what it is. Good luck figuring it out though.
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Yeah get rid of that pile.
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thats hard to do. i like the truck
understandable, but if you cant get that alignment issue fixed and these various other problems fixed then you wont anymore. You will eat though tires and front end parts and after you have forked out a bit on replacing those, you think you will like it then, I personally would sell it or trade it in on another ranger like it after you get it in a little better shape
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my red truck used to do it. it will go away randomly. it tends to happen more when its raining
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Mine used to do that too. Then my adjuster bolt broke, f'in up the rear caliper piston, and shredding all the internals on the passenger side. Then of course my master cylinder had to have a leak in it... pedal sinking to the floor... then lock up... repeat. That was scary driving in so-cal.
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Rear shoes, get better quality.
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Rear shoes, get better quality.
pretty sure motorcrafts are the best
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i had the same thing happening to my truck , where the abs always kicked in even on dry black top, i noticed that the back tires were locking up before the fronts , and they are all around new brakes , so since it was my first vehicle that i owned with abs i just took fuse out bye bye abs
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It's probably the front ABS Sensor. When it happens check which way the Truck pulls. To the left means Right Sensor and visa versa.
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fuse 14 if i remember right. just pull it and forget'a'bout'it
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the back. just put some rtv in certain places to keep out moister. it has worked.
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Thanks, Much cheaper to pull the fuse !!
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That's also the improper and unsafe way
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