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Old 02-05-2010, 10:47 PM
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my 91 3.0 has been having really sensitive brakes. the truck stops on a dime but it seems a little too fast. especially with a cold start like having it sit all day and then drive. the breaks grab really hard with minimal push at slow speeds [like in a parking lot.] becomes less sensitive as you drive.

any ideas? i thought maybe one of the rear brakes was sticking maybe but it doesnt seem to pull.

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Old 02-05-2010, 10:52 PM
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my 91 3.0 has been having really sensitive brakes. the truck stops on a dime but it seems a little too fast. especially with a cold start like having it sit all day and then drive. the breaks grab really hard with minimal push at slow speeds [like in a parking lot.] becomes less sensitive as you drive.

any ideas? i thought maybe one of the rear brakes was sticking maybe but it doesnt seem to pull.

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my truck will actually do something similar to this if its wet (like after i finish washing it - underside wash included). they just seem more sensitive especially at very slow speeds and after a few stops it goes away. not sure why it happens tho
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:18 PM
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Ya deff water.. We had a warm day by me and stuff was melting but the roads were dry and my truck actually locked up on dry roads cuz my brakes were actually wet. i can even feel it shudder sometimes when i brake heavier when thier wet. feels jus like the ABS but not quite as bad and w/o the slipping
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:32 PM
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thanks for the replies.
do you think a wheel cylinder is leaking maybe?
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:36 PM
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moisture on the brakes will cause a little surface rust to form on the rotor surface and will cause it to be a little grabby untill the rust wears off, usually after a stop or two. my 01 does it sometimes but my 93 did it alot. i would doubt if its a wheel cylinder. do you have any fluid coming out from your drum?
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:39 PM
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Im 95 does it no matter what. the rear is setting before the front. Im actually thinking that the e brake cables are hanging up. I am doing a disc swap next week so I will research and see what is causing it
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:36 PM
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i just bought a 95 and i got the same issue
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:24 PM
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I THINK I FOUND THE SOLUTION

ISSUE:
A grabbing and/or sticking condition during the first few brake applications when the brakes are cold or in the morning after an overnight rain may occur on some vehicles. This may be caused by rear brake lining material that is sensitive to humidity.

ACTION:
Install new design rear brake linings that are made from material that is less sensitive to humidity. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE
1. Remove the rear brake shoes. Refer to the appropriate Explorer/Ranger Service Manual, Section 06-02, for removal procedure.

2. Clean the brake assembly and drums.

3. Install new rear brake shoe and lining assemblies per the Parts Block. Refer to the Service Manual, Section 06-02, for installation procedure.

4. Adjust the brakes according to the Service Manual.

PART NUMBER PART NAME

F77Z-2200-AA Brake Kit (1995-97, 9" Drum)
F77Z-2200-BA Brake Kit (1995-97, 10" Drum)
F77Z-2200-CA Brake Kit (1983-94, 9" Drum)
F77Z-2200-DA Brake Kit (1983-94, 10" Drum)
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:20 PM
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^^ Nice find
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:35 PM
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So new hardware kit($8), new rear shoes($20) should fix the problem
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:39 PM
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So new hardware kit($8), new rear shoes($20) should fix the problem
DAMN! and I have all the parts to do a mustang rear disc swap.........OH well I guess I will just have to go through with the conversion LOL
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:07 PM
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thanks much
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