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Troubleshooting Brakes

Old 02-05-2012
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Troubleshooting Brakes

I have a 2001 ranger and am having hard time troubleshooting whats wrong with my brakes. Whenever i am making a sharp left turn and apply the brakes, they seem to lose pressure and start to chatter. This only happens when i turn sharp left and brake simultaneously, not turning right or general braking going straight. I have checked my brake fluid and it is fine. I also did a quick inspection of the brake lines and found nothing unusual. Any input or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks
Old 02-06-2012
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Does the ABS light on the dash come on when it does this? Check the ABS sensor wiring running along the steering knuckle isn't getting pinched or chaffed.
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Check and re-check the wheel bearings. If one or both get the least bit sloppy , the distance from the tone ring to the sensor changes. The ABS will pulsate , especially at lower speeds. This will happen without the ABS light coming on.
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