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Old 11-14-2010
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Hi gents...

It's been almost 3 months since I've posted

I have an 02 Ranger XLT w/FX4 package. 5-speed, 4.0

I have a slight issue with my brakes. During just normal driving, everything is ok.

If I'm going really slowly, they are ok as well - until I try to turn the wheel. Then it feels and sounds like the ABS is kicking in.

It's the absolute most annoying thing when I'm trying to pull into a parking spot.

I can pull into the parking spot ok but then the last 2 or 3 mph, it feels/sounds like the ABS.

No check engine light, no !Brake light.... nothing.

This started happening before, then it went away for ahile after I replaced the rear wheel cylinders. Now it's back.

Any suggestion? Thanks.
My Raner has been doing something similar for a while, but recently it's gotten worse. Turning the wheel all the way to the right and braking would normally cause the ABS to kick in. Recently, even going straight and coming to a stop would cause the ABS to kick in ever other time. But when I'm stopping in a straight line, I notice that the steering wheel would pull to the right if the ABS kicks in... which side should I have checked?


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interesting. with some rangers people complain of that when it is wet out the brakes are overly sensitive at low speeds. i think it only for 98-00s though.
My '03 does it and it's annoying.

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This issue has popped up at least twice a month for the past few years.
ABS kicking in at ~5 mph .
The problem stems from the distance between the front ABS sensors and the ring in the rotor assembly. Loose / worn wheel bearings are generally the culprit.
Has this been confirmed?

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my 03 does that...
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Whenever you do stuff to your wheels or suspension you should ALWAYS do both sides. Both rotors. Both drums. Both sensors. Both bearing. Both seals. Both wheel cylinders. Maybe not both hubs for 4x4s but it one would break I would convert them both to warn manuals anyway.
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Well, none of that so much matters right now.

I was out this morning getting a coffee, and I was in the parking lot, hit the brakes from about 15 mph, and all I hear, is a crunch and a grind, then the whole truck started shaking like mad!

All I did was put on a new wheel bearing and a new brake caliper.

When I have some time, I'll see wtf happened down there....
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Well, none of that so much matters right now.

I was out this morning getting a coffee, and I was in the parking lot, hit the brakes from about 15 mph, and all I hear, is a crunch and a grind, then the whole truck started shaking like mad!

All I did was put on a new wheel bearing and a new brake caliper.

When I have some time, I'll see wtf happened down there....
check and see if the caliper bolt backed out. They are known to do that.

also, the correct way to check a wheel bearing is up and down. Check youtube. Shane (fx4wannabe01) has a vid of what a bad (real real bad actually lol) wheel bearing looks like. From the sounds of it, you might have replaced the wrong side.
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Nah, the passenger side was definitely bad.

The new part was also an exact match to the old one so it wasn't the wrong part.

I'll have to look and see what the Hell went wrong hopefully some time this weekend.

EDIT: Haha! I saw that vid you're talking about. Yeah, those are some bad wheel bearing indeed. Also, I have that same jack! LOL.

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did your drivers side wear out yet
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