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I have a 1994 ford explorer 2WD with ABS. The truck will drive fine for about 5 miles or so then the front brakes seem to be braking with out pressing the brake petal.

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  • kcore86 Sep 09, 2009

    Bearings are good and brakes fit good....

  • kcore86 Sep 09, 2009

    No grinding...

  • kcore86 Sep 09, 2009

    There is no play of anykind in the rotors, the bearings are new and greased.
    The brake pedal is at the top so i can not lift it while driving.

  • kcore86 Sep 09, 2009

    The brakes are new and fluid topped off as well as the transmission.

  • kcore86 Sep 10, 2009

    Yes i am sure the abs is not kicking in because i have disconnected the abs computer.

  • kcore86 Sep 10, 2009

    After driving it today it is doing it SOMETIMES on the left front, both and right front it varies.

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Physically remove the tires and inspect the brake pads even wiggle them as well as make sure they are tight and fitted properly also do you hear any kind of grinding ? if so your wheel bearing could be going bad ..

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    Duane Morse Sep 09, 2009

    okay is the brake fluid up to level ? is the transmission fluid up to proper level ? hmmm truly im trying to imagine this and through process of elimination ruling out any and all possibilities at this point are the brakes new ? it almost sounds as if the brakes if new and even a wheel bearing will cause the rotors to get hot enough to cause expansion causing such a thing to occur ...can you lift up on the brake pedal with your foot while driving when this occurs as well ?

  • Duane Morse
    Duane Morse Sep 09, 2009

    it is possible that the system needs to be checked as i stated in my recent comment expansion of the rotor could be caused from a wheel bearing or caliper just enough to cause this try jacking the front end up and chocking the rear wheels and front wheel drive ? or put in neutral and turn the wheels each side do you notice any real resistance or can you from top and bottom of the tire move it back n forth or side to side ?

  • Duane Morse
    Duane Morse Sep 09, 2009

    okay let me think on this .....your quite sure it is from the front end right ...again im not actually there so im putting myself in your hands / words and explanation... your completely sure the abs is not kicking in right .?

  • Duane Morse
    Duane Morse Sep 10, 2009

    i would suggest at this point an automotive repair shop take it for a test drive and determine the issue ....disconnecting the abs may be related i cannot determine anything further .

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