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Usually when ABS system has a fault, it is by-passed by default and the braking system will still function. The driver will only notice the difference when sudden braking. Locking up may be due to worn brake pads or brake disc. Both can cause the slave cylinders in the caliper unit to over extend and may make it difficult to retract and release the brake.
Posted on Dec 29, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most of the time with the rear brakes locking up the brake drums are warpped. If you remove the rear brake drums and take them to almost any auto parts store (Napa, Checkers ect.) they will turn the drums for about $10 a piece.
After you have the drums turned you will need to readjust the rear brakes.
Posted on Aug 29, 2008
SOURCE: Ford Escape Breaks
Did you replace them yourself or did you take them to a "qualified brake specialist"? It sounds like your brake lines need to be bled properly. You may also have one or more calipers sticking to cause the vibration.
Posted on Sep 11, 2008
Rex08, have you checked the bulbs? This truck is rare in that the ABS light will come on when the brake light bulbs go out.
If the lights are on all the time check the adjustment of the switch on the pedal. Don't adjust it too far in, you will have slight brake application while you are driving which is not good.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
I would bypass abs contraption with new line.(87 dually) abs located under drivers side cab looks very susceptible and is known to fail.I would trust my foot before that old thing.Im rippin it out of my truck & replacing it with new line all the way back.Old lines rusted pretty bad.Better safe than sorry.unplug light bulb or just leave it in .Jersey cant say anything if its 94 or older at inspection.that goes for all the lights.For me,older is better.I dont know what setup you have or if you sold it, you could try replacing it for about 160 at advanced.I hope its not the computer screwin up,thats probably a dealer item.Try unpluging hydraulic unit for shits & giggles.Go over rear brakes again before you start cutting.
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
Either you did not bleed the brakes properly or they need adjusted. (rear only) Front most likely are disks. If you put pads on the front and spread the caliper pistons, you should pump the brake pedal 10 or 15 times to move the pistons out. Some ABS systems are notoriously hard to bleed.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
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