Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 1987 - 1996 Ford F-150, F-250, F-350 and larger pickups - including the 1997 heavy-duty F250/F350+ trucks




 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-05-2012, 01:10 PM
pistolhunter pistolhunter is offline
New User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 9
pistolhunter is starting off with a positive reputation.
96 F150 Brake Problems

I have a 96 F150 4x4 with a 5.8l Engine, Automatic w/ OD and Cruise Control.....My Brake and ABS light comes on almost immidiatley after driving for a min or two.....when it does the pedal gets hard and I have little brake power....also, the rear brakes will lock up.....

I have replaces a couple hard lines, Calipers, hoses, pads, shoes, wheel cylinders, spring kit, Drums, rear ABS senser, master cylinder and all new fluids....bleed them well....no changes in this problem...anyone have any ideas cause I am all out and at the end of my rope...

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-05-2012, 03:15 PM
RIKIL's Avatar
RIKIL RIKIL is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
1992 Ford F-150
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,748
RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by pistolhunter View Post
I have a 96 F150 4x4 with a 5.8l Engine, Automatic w/ OD and Cruise Control.....My Brake and ABS light comes on almost immidiatley after driving for a min or two.....when it does the pedal gets hard and I have little brake power....also, the rear brakes will lock up.....

I have replaces a couple hard lines, Calipers, hoses, pads, shoes, wheel cylinders, spring kit, Drums, rear ABS senser, master cylinder and all new fluids....bleed them well....no changes in this problem...anyone have any ideas cause I am all out and at the end of my rope...

Thanks
Have you pulled any of the codes?
__________________
RIKIL - Colorado Chapter Leader
--------------
Red, 1992 F150, 351W, E4OD, Vortech V-2 Si trim blower, Snow Performance water/meth injection system, custom cam, Edelbrock Performer intake, Twisted Wedge 205cc heads, shorty full-length headers, MASS Air (converted), tuning with QuarterhorseRT, 4x4, short bed, 33" tires
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-05-2012, 03:22 PM
pistolhunter pistolhunter is offline
New User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 9
pistolhunter is starting off with a positive reputation.
No I dont know how
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-05-2012, 03:32 PM
RIKIL's Avatar
RIKIL RIKIL is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
1992 Ford F-150
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,748
RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.
Looks like there is a lot of info here - http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...an-eec-iv.html

There are a couple of ways to do it. Try one and if you have trouble, let me know.
__________________
RIKIL - Colorado Chapter Leader
--------------
Red, 1992 F150, 351W, E4OD, Vortech V-2 Si trim blower, Snow Performance water/meth injection system, custom cam, Edelbrock Performer intake, Twisted Wedge 205cc heads, shorty full-length headers, MASS Air (converted), tuning with QuarterhorseRT, 4x4, short bed, 33" tires
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-05-2012, 03:36 PM
RIKIL's Avatar
RIKIL RIKIL is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
1992 Ford F-150
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,748
RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.
I'll also add...I have pulled the codes via the jumper method and while it works, I think it is just a lot easier to spend $40 and get a code reader from an auto parts store. When I read the codes I connect my reader, push a button, walk away, and when I get back it's done.
__________________
RIKIL - Colorado Chapter Leader
--------------
Red, 1992 F150, 351W, E4OD, Vortech V-2 Si trim blower, Snow Performance water/meth injection system, custom cam, Edelbrock Performer intake, Twisted Wedge 205cc heads, shorty full-length headers, MASS Air (converted), tuning with QuarterhorseRT, 4x4, short bed, 33" tires
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 06-05-2012, 03:39 PM
pistolhunter pistolhunter is offline
New User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 9
pistolhunter is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks, I will try that.....I was going to let Autozone scan it, but they said their reader only looks and Check Engine Codes and will not see Brake codes....not sure if thats true or the guy doesnt know....but I have put enough money in the brakes, another handfull wont break me I guess....I'll let you know what I find out
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 06-05-2012, 03:52 PM
RIKIL's Avatar
RIKIL RIKIL is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
1992 Ford F-150
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,748
RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.RIKIL has a great reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by pistolhunter View Post
Thanks, I will try that.....I was going to let Autozone scan it, but they said their reader only looks and Check Engine Codes and will not see Brake codes....not sure if thats true or the guy doesnt know....but I have put enough money in the brakes, another handfull wont break me I guess....I'll let you know what I find out
AFIK there is only one place to pull codes from these vehicles. The brakes (ABS computer) should report back to the EEC-IV. Sounds like the only thing you haven't replaced is the ABS computer (should be behind the glove box). Not sure if they ever go bad or not.
__________________
RIKIL - Colorado Chapter Leader
--------------
Red, 1992 F150, 351W, E4OD, Vortech V-2 Si trim blower, Snow Performance water/meth injection system, custom cam, Edelbrock Performer intake, Twisted Wedge 205cc heads, shorty full-length headers, MASS Air (converted), tuning with QuarterhorseRT, 4x4, short bed, 33" tires
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 06-05-2012, 08:36 PM
pistolhunter pistolhunter is offline
New User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 9
pistolhunter is starting off with a positive reputation.
I've looked on-line and all the code readers will only scan ABS codes for 1997 and newer with 4 wheel ABS...mine is a 96 with 2 wheel ABS on rear only.....anyone have any other suggestions as to whats left that can be bad I can replace?
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 06-05-2012, 11:13 PM
290 290 is offline
Freshman User
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 35
290 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Im having a similar problem and what fixed the trouble light for me was replacing a bad connector for the ABS/VSS.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 11:13 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Tags
1996, 46l, 96, 97, brake, f150, ford, issues, problems, shooting, system, trouble

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.



 
vbulletin Admin Backup