Mechanics

MY BRAKE ENGAGES WHEN I SHIFT GEARS

1998 Ford Ranger • 51,000 miles

I have a 1998 Ford Ranger. When I push the clutch in the brake pedal engages as well as when I press the brake the clutch pedal engages. What could be causing this?
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Lclabo
January 23, 2012.




Check the brakes for a wheel or two hanging up. The two systems are completely separate. Activating one can't activate the other, unless you're pushing both pedals at the same time.

Let go of the wheel while shifting, does the truck want to pull one direction? If so, focus your inspection on that side.

Rivermikerat
Jan 23, 2012.


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