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BRAKE Problems!

Alright so I replaced my rotor and both sides of pads and the drivers side, the side the rotor was replaced on ffeels like it slips under normal brake pressure but it is only when I come to a stop, right before.

If I slam my brakes on they work, and if I apply just barely any pressure it doesn't slip either, but under a normal stop it feels like the rotor is slipping. The pedal is firm then all of a sudden it sorta pops and then catches full pressure again.

I had a brake place inspect it, they bleed my brakes and did drums because it needed to be done, and its still doing it. I have no idea what is wrong, I leave Sunday for college, and am freaking out. No one knows what is wrong. I am out of ideas unnless its my caliper but I don't see any leaks and everything was just inspected.

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Did you sand off the protective coating on the rotor? It sounds like it's either a problem with the rotor to pad connection, or it could be the combination valve/ wheel speed sensor/ ABS going out, but that's really unlikely.
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I did not sand anything. What grit? And I did not know you have to sand the coating off. It def feels like that could be it, that its slipping.
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Theres is an break procedure for new rotors/pads. Not sure exactly what it is, but do a search...
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you must bed in the rotor and the pads. that gets rid of any and all the protective coating. also check your abs sensors on the knuckles/spindles.
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What do you mean by bed in? And the sensors are all good.
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bed-in is a series of starts and stops while your "burning" off the protective coating on your rotors and pads. you did get new pads right?

35-5mph for 6 times.
60-5mph for 10 times.

all without stopping completely. You'll smell some burning smell...it's the protective coating getting burned off.
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I have the exact same problem when I come to a stop it feels like the brakes let go for a sec and then they reconnect or slip. but I got a diognostic on it and they said that it was a bearing for my abs and they said that it would cost 500.00 for the part and installation so I passed it up b/c i'm kind of used to it now but it doesn't do it all the time. I also got new rotors and brakes about 2 months.
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Is it only on one side? And I did that break in period thing and drove it about 60 miles today. Still doing it.
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And its a 2 wheel drive 3.0 ranger edge, 03 I am not sure if I have 2 or 4 wheel abs?
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ALL 01+ rangers have 4whel abs.
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Alright, I checked my abs sensor looked fine, all was tight, I don't know whats wrong with it Im going to blow up seriously. Its really pissing me off.
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I took it to Midas, that place is awesome, they fixed it, just the bolt was loose hahaha...It sorta pisses me off though, Brake Team couldn't figure that out.
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wheres this bolt located b/c I think I have the same problem as you and would love to no how to fix it.
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Pull off the wheel, and then the silver cab, pull the cotter pin and the little cap thing that the cotter pin holds on, then theres the bolt. Spin the rotor in the direction the wheel travels, tighten the bolt a little past hand tite, then loosen then re tighten, but spin the rotor forward. I never spun the rotor and thats why mine was loose.
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wheres this bolt located b/c I think I have the same problem as you and would love to no how to fix it.
should be very similar to mine....there's a "unit-hub bearing"....3 bolts take it off the knuckle, swap on a new one. All the adjustment is done for you pretty mcuh....spendy to replace those. BUT...your hubs are differnet than mine i do believe...vacoom, not live like mine.

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Pull off the wheel, and then the silver cab, pull the cotter pin and the little cap thing that the cotter pin holds on, then theres the bolt. Spin the rotor in the direction the wheel travels, tighten the bolt a little past hand tite, then loosen then re tighten, but spin the rotor forward. I never spun the rotor and thats why mine was loose.
not on his 4x4...
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Ooo oops sorry man.
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oh..no biggie at all. i'm glad you got it figured out.
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