Re: is this an ABS problem, how to fix? 94 Ford Ranger
I guess I should mention also that with an ABS system, special procedures
are used for bleeding and may also be required to find a leak if not
"Clark" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> If you know you are loosing brake fluid, you should be able to find out
> where. Put the truck somewhere and keep pressure on the brake pedal, or
> get something that will do that for you, and check for leaks. You might
> put cardboard under the truck or some other material that will show up the
> leaks. If you are loosing fluid, and you say you are, the break pressure
> is probably being bled off through the leak.
> As the previous poster mentioned, the leak might be somewhere hard to see,
> or in an area that is already wet so it is hard to see. I don't remember
> if you said you had bled the brakes, old fluid may have moisture and needs
> to be replaced. The last time I replaced a master cylinder was when I
> wasn't loosing fluid, but I could put the pedal to the floor. The fluid
> was leaking around the seals internally and loosing pressure.
> You may also have a combination problem, where you are loosing some fluid,
> but another component is failing and aggravating the situation.
> "kevin" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> On Mon, 9 Jan 2006 18:30:22 -0500, "Joe S." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I cant seem to find the ABS pump, however I am losing brake fluid. I
>> replaced the fluid and still the truck's brakes are dangerously poor.
>> There aren't any visible signs of leakage (puddles etc..) so I've come
>> to the conclusion it must be the master cynlinder. There are still
>> some other things I need to check to make sure (including the ABS
>> pump) before I try to replace the master cynlinder and any advice
>> anyone might have is definetly appreciated.
>> One good thing, according to NAPA a rebuilt master cylinder
>> (w/lifetime warranty) is about $50, so at least money wise I may luck