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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-24-08, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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2000 Ranger XLT 4X4 Brakes grab

I just recently bought this 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 3.0l v6.
Whenever I get into the truck, start it up, and start to coast down the driveway, the brakes lock up on the front wheels when I apply only a slight amount of pressure to the pedal. After going down the road a bit, a goes away completly. But when I stop and let it sit a few minutes, it happens all over again. Any ideas?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-02-08, 08:21 AM
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Re: 2000 Ranger XLT 4X4 Brakes grab

Does it have Drum Brakes in the rear? Sound like they need to be adjusted. or check your front pads for Cracks, this can lead to the brakes Grabbing. Dont know for sure why, but its the first thing we look for at work when they complain of a Grabby brake.

Im new to Rangers ( owning one, not working on them, tough little trucks.. ), I just bought a 2003 XLT 4 Door 2WD with all sorts of Goodies. Gibson Exhaust, Lowering Kit, 20" wheels, EuroTail Lights. Its a nice truck. Rear Brakes were not working fully, felt funny coming to a stop, so I adjusted them and it went away.

You might want to take it to a shop and have them clean and adjust them and check the brake system over throughly.

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