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Brake/caliper problems I have a 2001 Ford Ranger 4WD. I am having problems with the caliper dragging on the driver-side front brakes. The caliper has been replaced 3 times with no success. The brakes have been bled countless times. The rotor, caliper, brakes, upper and lower ball joints have all been recently replaced. I think this has been an ongoing problem that has recently gotten worse. Could there be a problem with the ABS system? Any ideas?

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  • cmoedeen Jan 25, 2009

    The brake line has been replaced also.

  • Rick Byrd
    Rick Byrd May 11, 2010

    have you considered a collapsed brake line , the flex line at the caliper to frame/body , some times they will collapse on the inside or maybe got twisted around and have a restriction .

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REPLACE THE FLEX ABLE BRAKE LINE ON THE WHEEL IN QUESTION THE RUBBER ON THE HOSE IS SEVERAL LAYERS THICK AND PRESSURE CAN BUIELD BETWEEN THE LAYERS NOT ALLOWING THE BRAKE TO RELEASE AS NORMAL , THIS CAN BE CHECKED BY JACKING WHEEL OFF GROUND HAVE SOMEONE TO PUSH DOWN ON BRAKE HARD AND LET UP IMMEDIATELY WHEN THEY RELEASE YOU TRY TO TURN THE WHEEL SEE IF THE BRAKE APPEARS TO BE HOLDING , WAIT TEN MINUTES AND SEE IF IT APPEARS TO BE FREE IF SO REPLACE HOSE IF BRAKE STILL HAS IT YOU COULD HAVE OTHER PROBLEM . NOTE THIS IS A FT WHEEL DRIVE I KNOW WHEEL WILL NOT FREEWHEEL BUT YOU STILL SHOULD BE ABLE TO TELL IF BRAKE IS LOCKED IN TEST GIVEN

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