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Old 11-08-2014, 06:09 AM
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I'm totally stumped on wtf happened to it this time......someone! I would appreciate some help! I dunno why, or how, but my ABS and Parking brake lights are both on and I want them off, hopefully without lots of money I don't have ;-) Here's the rundown of what happened-
I got off work, chilly morning. Letting the truck warm up, texting a friend. Ten minutes, temp starts climbing. Time to go. I was pulling out of the parking lot, everything was awesome. I stopped at the stop sign, everything was awesome. I drove to the stoplight (a hundred yards or so), and stopped at the red light. Nobody was coming, so I turned. The truck lost traction for a few seconds cause I gave it a little too much gas (and I'm almost treadless lol), nothing that it hasn't done before. But something changed! My ABS and Parking brake lights were on!

All I know is they weren't on before, and they really clash with my blue interior. My parking brake hasn't worked since I got the truck, is in pieces and rusted the whole cable, plus its either disconnected or broken off of the right drum. Back to the lights, They don't seem to affect the way the truck handles or performs, I figured they'd go off by themselves so I just drove it home like normal, been driving it ever since. Just wondering if there is anything I can do cheaply to fix whatever might be wrong with it (besides buy a new truck lol)
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Old 11-08-2014, 06:28 AM
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Whenever the abs light and brake warning light are on together it's never good. Check the fluid level
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Old 11-08-2014, 07:25 AM
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I'm totally stumped on wtf happened to it this time......someone! I would appreciate some help! I dunno why, or how, but my ABS and Parking brake lights are both on and I want them off, hopefully without lots of money I don't have ;-) Here's the rundown of what happened-
I got off work, chilly morning. Letting the truck warm up, texting a friend. Ten minutes, temp starts climbing. Time to go. I was pulling out of the parking lot, everything was awesome. I stopped at the stop sign, everything was awesome. I drove to the stoplight (a hundred yards or so), and stopped at the red light. Nobody was coming, so I turned. The truck lost traction for a few seconds cause I gave it a little too much gas (and I'm almost treadless lol), nothing that it hasn't done before. But something changed! My ABS and Parking brake lights were on!

All I know is they weren't on before, and they really clash with my blue interior. My parking brake hasn't worked since I got the truck, is in pieces and rusted the whole cable, plus its either disconnected or broken off of the right drum. Back to the lights, They don't seem to affect the way the truck handles or performs, I figured they'd go off by themselves so I just drove it home like normal, been driving it ever since. Just wondering if there is anything I can do cheaply to fix whatever might be wrong with it (besides buy a new truck lol)
Pull the booster vacuum hose off make sure it has vacuum on it, next take a long zip tie and rod it to the bottom pull it out & check to see if there is brake fluid on it,if so your master cylinder is leaking into the booster,next check the abs/mph sensor on the rear differential housing,pull the sender out to see if there is a build up of metal stuck on if so clean it off,also look at the backing plates on the rear look for brake fluid leaking form the wheel cylinders,inspect all brake lines for a leak,also make sure the park brake pedal is all the way up& not contacting the pin switch, let me know what u find out. Ranger steve out.
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Old 11-08-2014, 07:45 AM
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Thanks guys, I'll get right on that.... As soon as I get out of bed..... Dang Saturdays..... Lol
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:05 AM
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My right drum is literally dripping fluid, looks like from where the parking brake hooks in. What should I do?
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My right drum is literally dripping fluid, looks like from where the parking brake hooks in. What should I do?
blown line or wheel cylinder
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:11 AM
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So..... I'm not technically inclined, my friend. Is that a major fix that's gonna cost me my rent money? Lol
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:21 AM
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So..... I'm not technically inclined, my friend. Is that a major fix that's gonna cost me my rent money? Lol
15 bucks for both wheel cylinders
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:42 AM
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Yeah, just looked en un and how to do em, seems easy enough to replace, just wish it wasn't so cold outside
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:02 AM
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Biggest hurdle is if the flare nuts are rusted to the lines or not. If they are that usually means new lines
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:38 AM
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My right drum is literally dripping fluid, looks like from where the parking brake hooks in. What should I do?
Ok wheel cylinder & rear brake shoes if your hardware is rusted, u need to replace them,u don't Want a spring to break. Spray the brake lines w some wd 40 let em soak,don't use vise grips or u can crush the flare nut fitting& it won't seal right, I work at brake check here in south east Texas the weather is awesome today!! 68f sunny
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Old 11-08-2014, 11:47 AM
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Yeah, my lines are pretty much rusted all over, and I almost didn't get the nut. Hurah for PB!! Lol I wish I could just afford new lines though
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Old 11-08-2014, 11:59 AM
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Yeah, my lines are pretty much rusted all over, and I almost didn't get the nut. Hurah for PB!! Lol I wish I could just afford new lines though
new lines are cheap. Buy a couple lengths of line and the flaring tool.. Make your own lines
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:01 PM
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Yeah, my lines are pretty much rusted all over, and I almost didn't get the nut. Hurah for PB!! Lol I wish I could just afford new lines though
Get u a brake line bending tool at Ur local auto parts take a video crash course, you tube it's pretty easy .Make Ur bends just like the old one,reinstall the lines are pretty cheap get them in 3 foot sections for the rear I know I did mine when I converted my drum brakes to disc brakes from a 02 mustang rear end, look it Google it, up my truck stops a whole lot more than drums,bcuz my truck is capable of 130 mph.
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:24 PM
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my truck is capable of 130 mph.
Capable and advisable are two different things.
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