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Old 10-11-2006
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abs light on

i have a 99 ranger 4x4

and i have a sterring problem because when i turn slowly i have to force the sterring wheel to the side i want to turn and when i have some speed i can trun smoothly

any sugestions?

also my ABS light came on when it started doing it!
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ever have the P/S fluid flushed??
how are your tires wearing? if i have one bald tire and one new, or a different size, i've head that will set an abs light off.
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Pop it into neutral while rolling at the vehicle speed where it is hard to turn. Rev the engine rpms higher while doing this and see if its easy to turn that way.

If it is, I'd suspect your power steering pump (or rack) is shot.

But, it sounds to me like one of the front drive shaft CV Joints (probably outer) has bit the big one and is binding. Oh wait, 99 has PVH hubs, so the front axles don't rotate in 2wd. I guess one side could have failed in the 4wd mode. See if either of the front axles turns in 2wd. Jackstand both fronts, roll each wheel by hand as fast as you can get it going, and have someone turn the steering wheel. See what you can see.

I'd look really hard at the front steering components and CV Axles (if the axles are turning you have TWO problems, PVH and the bind).
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ever have the P/S fluid flushed??
how are your tires wearing? if i have one bald tire and one new, or a different size, i've head that will set an abs light off.
you have a good point i have some baja belted 32's right now and i relly need a ALIGHNMENT TO $800 TO GET IT FIXED
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Do you have a really bad negative camber?


There is no adjustment for camber. So if the tires tip in at the top, you need new upper ball joints. And most likley new lowers. Also if you can move the wheel up and down by hand you need new wheel bearings (200 ish a peice).
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