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Old 03-20-2011
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Brakes still broke

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Wondering if anyone out there has had the same problem with the brakes.
On my 2003 Ranger (completely stock) the brakes work fine until just before the vehicle comes to a complete stop. Then they seem to fade and the pedal moves slightly further to the floor, almost like it gives up for a second. I believe at this point the ABS is active for a couple of seconds. I never loose the brakes and it always stops but it seems like it is going to give out. I have bled the brakes twice along with the master cylinder with no change.

I have removed the ABS sensors in the front and cleaned and inspected them and they look fine along with the brake pads.
When I disconnect each sensor at the connector the ABS light comes on and the brakes work perfectly however I suspect the ABS is never going to activate. My thinking is if a sensor was bad it would not act differently when it was disconnected.
Someone mentioned that a sloppy wheel bearing will cause this effect.
Does anyone have any experience with this problem
Anyone have any other Ideas.
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Old 03-22-2011
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Sounds like front tires are slipping, activating ABS. Or tone ring is damaged, causing premature activation of ABS.
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