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Old 07-08-2005, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
Randy
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94 Brake Problem

I have a 94 sport that I bought new and have had a few minor mechanical
problems over the years but I need help to figure out this one. The brake
pedal will freeze/lock in the up position when applying the brakes. If you
continue to press the pedal it will eventually give and brake the car, not
good. Occurs sporadically, no rhyme or reason. Where do you start testing?


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Old 07-09-2005, 09:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 94 Brake Problem

On Fri, 8 Jul 2005 23:19:28 -0400, "Randy" <rataylor@pbtcomm.net>
wrote:

>I have a 94 sport that I bought new and have had a few minor mechanical
>problems over the years but I need help to figure out this one. The brake
>pedal will freeze/lock in the up position when applying the brakes. If you
>continue to press the pedal it will eventually give and brake the car, not
>good. Occurs sporadically, no rhyme or reason. Where do you start testing?
>

I would start from the pedal itself, checking each mechanical link,
and just proceed from there.

I had a 1970 VW bus that, one day, presented the same symptome; no
matter how hard I pressed on the pedal, it would not budge, until it
finally broke loose (and, of course, locked up all 4 wheels).
I happened to be abiout a mile from the dealership at the time, and i
had under 300(!) miles left on the warranty. I immediatly went tot he
dealership, and explained the problem. The service writer opened the
door, and we noticed I had bent the brake pedal more than 2 inches,
trying to apply the brakes (a bridge abutment was approaching when I
tried to stop).
They replaced *everything* from the pedal to the wheel cylinders,
because they couldn't find any reason. Luckily, this was all under
warranty.
There was nothing caught under the pedal, either. I kept that bus
clean.
Good luck!

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Old 07-09-2005, 17:01   #3 (permalink)
Ulysses
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Re: 94 Brake Problem

This probably isn't the problem you are having, but there was a brake
booster recall on some of the early Explorers. I have a '91 and they (Ford)
replaced the booster when I took it in for something or other. If it
applies to the '94s and if you didn't get it done yet it it might be a way
to get Ford to at least look at it for free.

"Randy" <rataylor@pbtcomm.net> wrote in message
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> I have a 94 sport that I bought new and have had a few minor mechanical
> problems over the years but I need help to figure out this one. The brake
> pedal will freeze/lock in the up position when applying the brakes. If

you
> continue to press the pedal it will eventually give and brake the car, not
> good. Occurs sporadically, no rhyme or reason. Where do you start

testing?
>
>



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