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Old 12-11-2008, 09:53 PM
Randy K
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Default 2002 Ford Ranger 2WD, abs brake problems?

I have a 2002 Ranger, 65,000 miles, when applying the brakes the anti-lock brake system kicks in ever time I stop. Vehicle stops but the pulsating continues until removing foot from pedal, as if on ice, but I am on dry pavement. The ABS light does not come on.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:10 PM
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You AB System has failed.

It can be for a wide range of reasons, from it not sensing the cars motion effectively, to the computer being locked into always thinking you are breaking on ice.
If the breaks are pulsating even when you are at a compete stand still, I would suggest the motion sensing is the problem. But as I haven't worked on your specific ABS system I would suggest checking it checked by a good mechanic you trust.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:10 PM
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If the magnetic sensor(s) at wheels have collected too much metal shavings (from brake linings/other) it (they) may not sense the rotation of the rotor and it will react as if it is not moving (or locked up). This could cause the ABS to engage at normal braking pressure.

It could be other problems in the system, but no dash light? I'd check the sensors for contamination first.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:03 AM
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I am having a simular problem on my 2004 Ranger 4x4 XLT FX4. If i turn the streeing wheel to the right when going over a bump, the brake peddle will pulsate like i went over ice. I had the ABS sensor replaced but the problem came back. Could this be caused by build up on the sensor?

Kevin
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:46 PM
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My 99 4.0 want to kick in the rear abs at every stop. I have replaced the rear sensor, are these rer wheel sensors easy to get to to clean them and if so what do you spray them with. I know Ranger go through alot of brakes I can see the contamination being a problem.

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Old 11-27-2009, 11:06 PM
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i'd get a can of brake clean from an auto parts store and spray every thing down and try that first. may be the type of pads that are on the truck some brake pads make an excessive amount of dust.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:38 AM
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Worn out pads/shoes can also be a factor. If they're worn to the point of needing to be replaced, the ABS can sometimes kick in to compensate.
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:13 PM
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Default Re: 2002 Ford Ranger 2WD, abs brake problems?

i just replaced my rotors and am having the same problem with the abs. sometimes its feels like it might not stop. i pulled the abs motor fuse out cause i dont trust driving my truck like that.. has anyone resolved this problem yet?
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