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1989 Ford ranger rear antilock light on rear brakes lock up

My rear brakes lock up on my 1989 Ford Ranger the rear antilock light is on what can cause this ?

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  • vernon855 Dec 20, 2008

    would this cause the rear brakes to lock up on a 1989 Ford Ranger

  • drkell Jan 30, 2009

    I have a 1991 ford Ranger that does the same thing especially on wet pavement.

  • ammann Apr 23, 2009

    I have a 90 ford ranger and when you hit the brakes real hard,as if someone pulled in front of you the brakes lockup.You have to put it in rearvse and give it the gas and hit the pedal to get them to unlock. Dose any one know a solution for this? the ABS light is not on

  • sam_mac1269 May 02, 2009

    i have a 1989 ranger and my abs light is on . i dont think my brakes are locking up but i am not for sure. but i do have this slipping feeling like its missing. but i think its the diffrential

  • Susan Ingred
    Susan Ingred Nov 16, 2013

    it has lock after reverse gear failed and cant leave parking lot.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    battery light came on then abs light brake light loss all power 2004 ford ranger

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    replace the rear end break light on a 2006 Ford Ranger

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    1989 chevy truck no brake lights and emergency lights in the rear not working

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    How to unlock the rear antilock on a 1991 ford ranger

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    right rear wheel brake grab or lock

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    brakes lights not working

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  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    abs light on but we have no brake lights

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    2006 Ford Ranger engine lock light on

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    brake diagram

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    brake light remains on when brake is released

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    brakes seem to lock up



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Metal particles on the trigger wheel sensor of the rear differential case, this causes a loose of signal and the light to come on. also a broken tooth on the trigger wheel inside the diff can cause this or a dirty/corroded connection to the sensor from water intrusion.

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

  • Susan Ingred
    Susan Ingred Nov 16, 2013

    rear whels looks up in reverse, autolocking over ride rear breaks when reverse gear after gear knob removed



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