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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-08-13, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Ford Explorer 1997 petrol

Hi, guys. Once again I am asking for your very helpful advice. My Ford Explorer

1997 has developed a braking problem. It would seem like the anti-locking

(skidding?) device has something wrong with it. while driving on normal straight

roads the brakes work perfectly but when slowing down, almost to a stop, the

brakes hesitate, with a funny noise and do not tend to stop..till I release the

pedal and re-press it, doing this continuously easing to a stop. The brake fluid is

the correct type and reservoir at the correct level with fairly new brake pads,

pipes etc. I have a buddy who has the same make of car and remember him

mentioning something about special hub-like parts behind the wheel hubs that

handle this problem. Any info on this would be great. ie; Names of parts, etc.
Happy New Year (Hogmanay here:-) to all.


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Was it a faulty hub bearing / brake sensor he was referring to ?
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Was it a faulty hub bearing / brake sensor he was referring to ?
Hi, R.S.Logan. Happy new year, buddy.
That would be correct, I reckon. He had a scrap one that he showed me, (with perhaps studs?) about 6 inches in diameter approximately? maybe two diameters (steps) on it? It was quite a while ago when I saw it so maybe I am missing some details. Would damage to that cause my problems and is there one of those on each wheel or maybe just the front two wheels? It's a bit hairy driving like it is.
Thanks very much for your fast answer, RSL. Appreciated lots.
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Happy new year mate .Was this what you were shown ?

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That certainly looks like is..as I remember. How many per car do I need, RSL? My buddy here orders them from a spares place in USA and so far, they have been spot on.
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Can the censors be bought alone and replaces in the hub or is it better to buy both hubs and censors?
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You should also have a sensor on rear .If you got the ABS module scanned for codes it would pinpoint the fault better .Could check the sensors at the wheels to make sure they are undamaged and that the harness is o.k .You would have to verify that the front sensors are part of the bearing assembly on your year , model , engine or not . Seen on some vehicles spraying the sensor , clears dirt , s*** out and cured the fault .
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