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abs brakes come on on dry pavement

When i'm almost to a stop the abs brakes kick in and its hard to get the truck stopped on dry pavement.Thanks.
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is the ABS light on...a little more info on the truck would help...is it rear only or 4 wheel abs
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Check the front wheel bearings. Any play in them will cause this.
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It's a 2001 ranger 4x4.It feel like the front brakes.Some times the truck will pull a little when the abs kicks in.The light for the abs is not on.
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Is this when you first drive in the morning? Or does it do it all the time?
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It does it all the time but only when i'm just about stopped,at about 5 miles an hour.Other than that they work fine.
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I checked the wheel bearings and there tight.When i spin the wheel there's a slight clicking niouse thats the same on both front wheels.There's no abs on the back wheels.Can i disconect the abs all together.I'm not real fond of them anyway.
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All ford trucks have had rear abs standard since 86 or so. Your rear brakes are probally out of adjustment. They are very noticeable when they lock.


You can pull the fuse. If you get into an accident and the lack of a fuse comes to light then you may be liable with out your insurance company umbrella.

Id stick a burned out fuse in to cover my butt.
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There's no wire running to the rear backing plates that would show an abs sensor.The trouble is in the front i can feel it.
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Its in the diiff, top front center.

You can pull the front sensors and clean them off with brake cleaner and reinstall.

The dealer is the only one with a scanner to troubleshoot this. It needs the ford scan tool, other shops may have one you need to ask if they do.
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