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Old 12-23-2005
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stupid, stupid truck

ARGH!!! I got my truck back - after going through hell. The people at the body shop treated me like **** and were just royal jerks to me...and now I don't think my brakes are working that well...I have to push down a bit before the brakes kick in, but at least they're stopping my truck...for now...

So baby's back, but I'm still not allowed to drive it and I'm just very unhappy with the 2004 Ranger I lucked out in getting.

Anyone else have the brake problem where you have to push on the pedal for a while before the brakes kick in???
Old 12-23-2005
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Bleed the brakes and see if that helps, there might be too much vapor pressure in the system.
Old 12-23-2005
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eh I have had a few issues with my brakes, mainly locking them up at 5,000 miles and the dealer replaced 1 pad in the rears.... hmm... and, ima need front brakes soon. I also thing my abs might be a lil screwed up as well.
Old 12-24-2005
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what year is your truck, dave?
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2004 Jannette.

You have hated that poor truck since you got it, glad you finally got it back though.
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no problems with my 2004
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its bobs fault!

your getting a new truck? what kind, get a ford focus that you have always wanted!
Old 12-24-2005
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try bleeding the brake fluid system, if that doesnt help your rear drum brakes may be out of adjustment, and you made need to adjust them to get your pedal back.
Old 12-24-2005
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I have had no problems with my 04 and I am at 45,000 miles!
Old 12-24-2005
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yeah.. i would say that they didnt bleed em enough.
Old 12-24-2005
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I have the same thing. Adjusting the rears manually makes a big difference and I am gonna try bleeding them too as soon as I can find someone to give me a hand.
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