Home Discussion Forum Tech Articles Other Articles Featured Rides Readers Rides Classifieds Shirts & Decals Parts Store

Ford Ranger Discussion Forum

Off-Road Truck Of The Month

'Kona'
June 2014 OTOTM

Mini Truck Of The Month

'Dazzlin' Dave'
June 2014 MTOTM
 

Go Back   The Ranger Station Forums > Axles, Brakes, Wheels & Tires > Brakes

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-03-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
nofordstranger
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 0
nofordstranger is on a distinguished road
Default 98 Ranger with RABS - Clicks when Stopping - Please Reply

I am sorry to post a new thread about this issue but all the other clicking treads were 4wd abs issues. Symptoms are = Clicking when slowly braking to a stop. It also downshifts at the wrong time just as I apply brake to come to stop. This doesnt happen every time I stop, about 60% of the time. I know when the downshift is wrong that its going to click when I stop. The clicking sound is right in front of me under the hood I think. The RABS doesnt have sensors in the front, or does it? I read every thread about this issue and found no real solution. When I get it fixed I will post my solution. I wish everyone would do that, lots of non resolved threads here.
nofordstranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Forum Notices (Not shown to 'Premium Members')

 Reminder:

 We're looking for participants to help move our banner from Alaska to Florida: Click HERE.

 Click HERE to see the banner map.

 Want to become a Premium Member & not see these notices? Click HERE.

Want your truck considered for Truck Of The Month? Click HERE.

Don't forget to vote!

Old 04-04-2011, 07:10 AM   #2
Toms01PSD
Member
 
Toms01PSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sanford, NC
Posts: 3,324
Vehicle Year: 2001
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: F-250
I use this vehicle for: Everyday use
Rep Power: 22
Toms01PSD is a name known to allToms01PSD is a name known to allToms01PSD is a name known to allToms01PSD is a name known to allToms01PSD is a name known to allToms01PSD is a name known to all
Default

I have a 98 4x4 with RABS as well. I would assume the clicking noise is the RABS under the hood because whenever I brake too hard I can hear it clicking. Have you checked your rear brakes? I'm no expert and I haven't even bothered looking at this "issue" but the shoes are worn on the rear of my truck and need replacing.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Will View Post
What is that, a 351? You don't need a chain hoist for anything that small. Just get in there and man-handle that bitch. Punch its valve covers in and then bite it on the EGR valve.
Toms01PSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 07:34 AM   #3
DennisF
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 7
Vehicle Year: 1998
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger XLT
Rep Power: 0
DennisF is on a distinguished road
Default

I have exactly the same problem on my '98 - 2WD. I'm also experiencing a rotor wear concern that I've posted below, and am wondering if the two problems may be related. How are your rotors wearing?

I'm thinking that the problem may be out-of-tolerance guide pins. So, once I resolve the rotor/pad wear concern, I'll be replacing the caliper mounts and pins. I'll be watching your post for suggested resolutions.

DennisF
DennisF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 10:43 AM   #4
nofordstranger
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 13
Rep Power: 0
nofordstranger is on a distinguished road
Default I am replacing the rear brake shoes today

I am going to replace the rear brake shoes today and will let you know how it turns out. Thanks for your replies. By the way I resolved my poor drive ability issues. Turns out the spark plugs that I just put in less than a month ago were bad. Don't ask me how, but I replaced with Autolite 103 Copper Plugs and runs great. When I first put in the Autolite Platinum Plugs it ran great for about 3 or 4 days then the misfire started. This made it hard to diagnose because the last thing I would have thought was the plugs since I just replaced them. Drove me crazy for about 2 weeks. I have had bad luck with the platinum plugs, they suck.
nofordstranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2011, 01:29 PM   #5
Sean806
Junior Member
 
Sean806's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 32
Vehicle Year: 2000
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger 2wd 3.0 flex fuel
Rep Power: 10
Sean806 is on a distinguished road
Default

I am having the same problem...Everytime I go to brake, just normally, RABS kicks in and I can feel it in my pedal, also clicks under the hood. WTF?
__________________
Red 2000 2wd Ford ranger 3.0
^^Click^^
Aka the red rocket

Straight outa Waukesha, Wisconsin
Sean806 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2011, 05:52 PM   #6
ZMan
TOTM Coordinator


 
ZMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Medina, Ohio
Posts: 3,233
Vehicle Year: 1992,1994,1995
Vehicle Make: Ford,Ford,Jeep
Vehicle Model: Ranger,Ranger,ZJ
I use this vehicle for: learning experiAnce, daily
Rep Power: 10
ZMan is a jewel in the roughZMan is a jewel in the roughZMan is a jewel in the roughZMan is a jewel in the rough
Send a message via AIM to ZMan
Default

You may need to replace the ABS unit under the hood. My friend was having a similar issue with a 2002 F-150 he was working on, replaced the unit with a good ebay unit and replaced both front sensors and the problem was resolved. Obviously you'll need to bleed all the brakes when you're done.
__________________
My build thread
Cardomain
'92 Ranger X-cab 4.0l
'94 Ranger long bed 3.0l, bagged and chopped
'95 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.2l, wheeler someday
'13 F-150 Ecoboost 4x4 daily driver
www.lhinteriorsllc.com
ZMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 12:18 AM   #7
barrys
Member
 
barrys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 253
Vehicle Year: 2010
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger XLT
I use this vehicle for: Daily driver and being a "friend with a truck"
Rep Power: 12
barrys is on a distinguished road
Default

I think this article is only about RABS so there should be no sensors in the front.
barrys is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:08 AM.




1999-2014 / 959 Media LLC / All Rights Reserved