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Will a bad rear wheel sensor cause that brake to apply and stick

After driving around for a while it smells like hot brakes

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SOURCE: Brake/ABS brake issue on 2001 Sport Trac?

Check for air in the system, Also check your brake calipers to make sure that the Pistons are not freezing or just locked up

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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SOURCE: rear brake line

Not an easy fix at home...time to spring some cash...shouldn't be too bad, say ($80)
Good Luck

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: touchy brakes

It is most likely a warped disk on the wheel that skid's replace the disc. If it has a drum brake then take off the drum check the pads for wear and they are firmly in place.The brake light problem is not connected to the skidding wheel. The brake light switch is on top of the brake pedal if the pedal goes down even a small bit this should activate the brake light switch. If the brake pedal is not moving down when you press it then let off the back brakes a bit they are adjusted to tight (only drum brakes can be adjusted)

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 1991 Ford explorer XLT w/ rear ABS lock up

do you use your ebrake? did you use your e brake after it had't been used for a long time. sounds like the e brake might not be released all the way.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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SOURCE: sticking rear brake caliper 2002 mondeo 1.8

Is the piston sticking in the caliper or is the caliper sticking on the outside slides preventing it from moving to the disc?

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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