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Old 08-23-2010
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Broken Brakes

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 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.
Anyone have any Ideas.
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how worn are your pads?
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Old 08-23-2010
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Jack up the front wheels and check the wheel bearings for any play. Worn bearings can cause the ABS sensor to not read correctly at slow speeds.
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Old 08-23-2010
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ragers are knows for having junk wheel cylinders.

and if it were the abs sensor reading stranger it would trigger the abs, and definetly feel it in the pedal...
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as OTR said, if the wheel bearings have play in them, it also can compress the caliper slightly while driving giving you an inconsistent pedal feel
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Originally Posted by fourliter dan View Post
ragers are knows for having junk wheel cylinders.
Really? I've had 4 rangers and only 1 ever needed 1 wheel cyl. It was a 91 with 250K that needed it.
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My 2000 w/ 125k needs a new rear brake cylinder on the driver side. junk part.
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