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Old 03-21-2010, 06:37 PM
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Default E brake light turns off and on

My emergency brake light was fine till i noticed it not coming on when e brake was engaged. Then it would come back on the next day I drove it again????????????

1998 V6 4.0 4X4
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:01 PM
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Default brake light comes on and off

My emergency brake light came on fine. Started driving it and didn't light when I engaged my E Brake. Drove it the next day and it was fine then when I parked it engaged the E brake light did not come on again????????
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:06 PM
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Default Re: E brake light turns off and on

Helpful knowledge:

I have had 2 rangers 1998 (same exact thing as your truck) and 1999 and both of them have the same problem as you. This is probably your problem. Your cable is frozen someway by rust,debris,ice,etc or your levers are shot that are in your drums or your calipers are frozen. and you trucks e break is always on even when it says its not. You can probably tell if your getting crappy gas or less gas mileage. To solve the problem check the line for sag when supposedly not engaged, then check your drums/calipers, and replace as needed. DO NOT TRY TO TORCH the e brake cable it will melt and give more problems.

You can do what i did and remove it all together but here is the sticky wicket you need to know someone who is in the inspection business cause you need it for inspection.

Its common on vehicle also that dont use there e break very much if ever and also on older vehicles

hope that helps man
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:02 AM
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Default Re: E brake light turns off and on

Thanks a lot this site is great
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:08 AM
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Default Re: E brake light turns off and on

no problem man hope that helped you out
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