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2000 Ranger 2 wheel abs or 4 wheel abs?? Please help

2000 Ford Ranger Extended Cab 2WD

I have been trying to buy my brakes for over a week now and it seems like every ranger has a different braking system. First I had to find out what kind of support, spring or torsion, then I had to find out the diameter of my drums. I had to figure this all out, not even the dealer could tell me over the phone. I even called corporate ford and gave them my VIN and they still could not determine what braking system I need. Supposedly they did a bunch of weird stuff on their vehicles during those years.

Now I need to figure out if I have 2 wheel ABS or 4 wheel ABS and I can't tell. I am not that good around cars, but from what I saw online I am supposed to see how many cables are coming out of the ABS motor but I don't even know where the ABS motor is.

If anyone can help me figure this out I would really appreciate it.

I attached two pics sorry they are dark...dunno if it helps

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the rear abs is only one sensor in the rear diff housing. if there is a sensor there you have 4 wheel abs
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Two wheel ABS has ABS in the rear only, 4 wheel has it in the front as well. Crawl under your truck and have a look in behind the front wheels. A truck with front ABS will have a tone ring on the back of the rotor and wiring for the sensor run out and attached to the spindle/knuckle. Not sure how much you can see with the dust shield still on though.
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Many times you can get away with using the ABS front rotors on a non-ABS truck... you're just not using the tone ring.
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RWAL was standard equipment. However, 4WABS was available as an option. Click Link From those pics it looks like its RWAL.

This link might help identify your system. Click Link
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sorry i thought it was front abs only. easiest way to tell if you got front wheel abs is to look for a black wire coming from the brakes.
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if you see this by the master cylinder on your truck you have 4 wheel ABS
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