Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 03-05-2013, 11:32 AM
03ranger30 03ranger30 is offline
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 313
Default Brakes Locking up When Cold

Just recently my brakes have been really touchy when cold. And when I say touchy, I mean they lock up and make a metal on metal sound when cold. I took the tires off and looked today but couldn't find anything wrong. Here are a couple pics of what the rotors look like.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Attached Images
File Type: jpg image-1324201079.jpg (65.5 KB, 55 views)
File Type: jpg image-2948711692.jpg (68.7 KB, 41 views)
__________________
Charlie

2003 Ford Ranger Edge---FOR SALE
TRS Build Thread---->http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...d.php?t=113365
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-05-2013, 11:34 AM
RoberticusMaximus RoberticusMaximus is offline
<<< Husky the High Dog!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,181
Default Re: Brakes Locking up When Cold

rotors look better than mine lol

probly an ABS issue... lol that's my only idea haha
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-05-2013, 11:39 AM
cranger11 cranger11 is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 584
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by robertmcclure View Post
rotors look better than mine lol

probly an ABS issue... lol that's my only idea haha
Yeah I'd say assuming you have lots of meat left on both inner and outer pads, then it could be an ABS related issue

Sent from my iPhone using FRF App
__________________
2009 Ford Ranger FX4
-4.10's, Black Leather Interior, Magnaflow Dual Turndowns Exhaust, K&N Air Filter, Torsion Bar Crank, PIAA Xtreme Headlights, Throttle Cable Mod, Air Silencer Mod, Pioneer 6x9s, Black Plastidipped Rims
-265/75/16 Wild Country XTX Sports
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-05-2013, 11:41 AM
lone-ranger lone-ranger is offline
Ford Rangers
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 200
Default Re: Brakes Locking up When Cold

Mine do it too when it's humid in the cold or hot. Goes away once the brakes warm up it seems like. Never found anything wrong with mine, just learned to be REAL careful with the brakes in those conditions haha
__________________
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Supercab
4.0, 5-speed
Live axle 4x4 - 3.73 gear ratio - open diff
Stock (or OEM equivalent) everything except
Gibson Cat-Back Dual Extreme exhaust system
---HOME OF THE FREE, BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE---
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-05-2013, 11:48 AM
03ranger30 03ranger30 is offline
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 313
Default

The pads are fine. I haven't really had a serious issue with them, it's just rather annoying.
__________________
Charlie

2003 Ford Ranger Edge---FOR SALE
TRS Build Thread---->http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...d.php?t=113365
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-05-2013, 12:03 PM
RoberticusMaximus RoberticusMaximus is offline
<<< Husky the High Dog!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,181
Default Re: Brakes Locking up When Cold

yep. i have rear abs, and in the wet &/or cold is does that until it warms up... i'm a slow driver so i'm not worried lol
i never had abs before so i'm good with it lol
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-05-2013, 02:27 PM
fordtough57 fordtough57 is offline
Liking the Ford Ranger Forum
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 17
Default

I have the same problem in the mornings when it's cold or slightly wet from the dew my back tires lock up but after I drive for a few mins they start working fine I'm guessing maybe ABS sensor going bad ? Not sure
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-06-2013, 07:58 PM
blepard blepard is offline
Ford Ranger Owner
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 59
Default

Mine does the same thing. I have noticed that when u r driving really slow and just lightly press on break back tires lock up but one u get ip to a faster speed it stops doing it all together. Could it be a drum or break shoe issue?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-06-2013, 10:07 PM
hullfm hullfm is offline
New old guy to FRF
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 53
Default Re: Brakes Locking up When Cold

mine does the same thing when its damp and my ABS is disconected
__________________
Original owner, 2004 FX4 off road, 86k mi. 4.0 SOHC, Auto, 4:10 gears, B-bars, 275/70/16 BFG TA KO, Timken wheel bearings, sway bar removed, Belltech 6400 shackles, 4" rear blocks,2" longer Rancho 5000 shocks, reset camber, 300# sand in bed for smooth ride,
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-06-2013, 10:18 PM
olred98 olred98 is offline
Like the Forums
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 49
Default

My ranger has been doin the same thing every morning when I go to leave the back brakes are locked up and I have to damn near dump the clutch then they pop and everything is fine I just replaced all if them even the springs I can't figure out what's up with it
__________________
Stephen
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-06-2013, 10:24 PM
03ranger30 03ranger30 is offline
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 313
Default

Mine actually does that too. It acts like it is stuck to the driveway, which is possible cause my truck has froze to it before. Guess it is indeed the brakes.
__________________
Charlie

2003 Ford Ranger Edge---FOR SALE
TRS Build Thread---->http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...d.php?t=113365
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-06-2013, 10:28 PM
Retroboy1989 Retroboy1989 is offline
3 Time Ranger Owner
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,078
Default Re: Brakes Locking up When Cold

Mine are touchy too when they are really cold. Never had them lock up, but they grab really hard.
__________________
Current: 2004 Explorer Sport Trac 4x4 4.0 Auto Sonic Blue Pearl
Sold: 2000 B2500 SE 2wd Medium Willow Green
Sold: 1996 Ranger XLT 4x4 4.0L SuperCab Medium Willow Green
Sold: 1996 Ranger XLT 2wd FlareSide Medium Willow Green
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-07-2013, 08:54 PM
hullfm hullfm is offline
New old guy to FRF
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 53
Default Re: Brakes Locking up When Cold

im getting ready to put new shoes on ill ask the parts guy what causes that
__________________
Original owner, 2004 FX4 off road, 86k mi. 4.0 SOHC, Auto, 4:10 gears, B-bars, 275/70/16 BFG TA KO, Timken wheel bearings, sway bar removed, Belltech 6400 shackles, 4" rear blocks,2" longer Rancho 5000 shocks, reset camber, 300# sand in bed for smooth ride,
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-07-2013, 08:56 PM
PHAL23 PHAL23 is offline
Ranger Gang
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 679
Default

Thought mine went away but came back just the other day..I hate when I have someone with me and I tap the brakes and it jerks real bad

Sent from Space
__________________
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 4x4
3.0L, Air box mod, Torsion Cranked, 2" Leaf Blocks, 31x10.50-R15's on American Racing Wheels, Tinted Windows, 10in Pioneer Sub w/ 250watt Rockford Fosgate Amp
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-08-2013, 06:04 AM
RoberticusMaximus RoberticusMaximus is offline
<<< Husky the High Dog!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,181
Default Re: Brakes Locking up When Cold

lol tis embarassing.... i hate it when my 'phantom' windshield wipers go off when others are around lol - hate that
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brakes locking up allan24eaton General Tech 8 02-15-2013 11:34 AM
brakes locking up. muddyford93 General Tech 23 02-11-2013 10:47 PM
Brakes locking up motts27 General Tech 19 12-02-2012 10:47 PM
Rear brakes locking up... aaron_ariens 3.0 Vulcan Tech 10 11-20-2012 01:22 PM
Rear Brakes locking up Greg R Exterior Tech 6 02-20-2012 03:09 PM