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Old 02-22-2010, 06:11 PM
kevroc23 kevroc23 is offline
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Default how do i fix my brake issues?

i just bought a 2002 ranger xlt it only has 107k miles it has the 4.0 and a 5 speed 4x4. i bought it and the passenger rear drum is hanging up on it and getting hot. this weekend i replaced the shoes, all the spring and hardware on both sides, when i got to the driver side the adjusting cable was broken so i figured that was the problem and it was causing the passenger side to over adjust its-self. i drove it again today and its still getting hot. i dont believe its the wheel cylinder because its not leaking its bone dry inside no fluid the brakes work fantastic. the abs seems to work just fine. the parking brake works fine i can set it and it holds i can release the brake and it rolls like its releasing what else could be causing the passenger side to get hot? when the driver side is staying cool? thanks in advance kevin
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:00 PM
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Could be some water in the line closest to that side. As the fluid temp. gets hot the water expands and cause the brake to drag slightly. Just an idea. I've heard of it happening before.
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