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Brakes and barrin problems

It's making a noise on the drivers side near the wheel. My brakes are not catching in the back but only have back brakes. Gas hand is not working either.

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I dont think you should be behind the wheel of anything but a grocery cart...
how can you only have back brakes yet you say your brakes in the back dont catch ???
gas gauge is inop and that has nothing to do with your ability to stop... please tell me you don't reside east of the Mississippi River !!!

I would be willing to bet your back brakes are probably leaking and completely inop. need to be serviced... check your front brakes as well...

as for the gas gauge. a new sending unit is probably what you need

Posted on Dec 30, 2013

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Replace the wheel cylinder. You'll never get the broken fitting out of the old cylinder.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: high pitched humming noise from rear near side

did they check the other wheel bearings? some time a wheel bearing noise will travel and sound some place different.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 Ford Windstar ABS light on and drivers side

you may need brake pads or it may be a bad hub bearing, you need too pull the wheel and check it out!!!

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

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SOURCE: driver side wheel is making noise from

Sounds like a bad vacuum line to the IWE ( Integrated Wheel End ) or a problem with the IWE solenoid.
Operationally vacuum holds the IWE ( Integrated Wheel Ends ) out, and once vac is removed the spring engages the IWE.

Start by checking the vacuum line at the IWE for vacuum when the truck is in 2WD mode, and the engine is running. If you have low vacuum on one side, trace the vacuum lines back towards the IWE solenoid.

This is a block diagram of the IWE vacuum lines
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Posted on Sep 04, 2010

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SOURCE: Front right side is making

Could either be a bad vacuum line or the TSB for the IWE solenoid.

If you have the truck running in park ( parking brake, chock wheels, necessary safety precautions ) check the vacuum on the front right IWE vacuum line. there are 2 vacuum hoses on there, 1 is the vac, the other is the vent, which routes up into the engine compartment, and is not hooked to anything.

Usually if it is the TSB, both sides will be making the grinding noise, as they are a common IWE solenoid

TSB : http://my.voyager.net/~sscully/file_tsb06_08_15.pdf

Operationally vacuum holds the IWE ( Integrated Wheel Ends ) out, and once vacuum is removed the spring engages the IWE.

Block diagram of the IWE vacuum system
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Posted on Jun 20, 2011

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