1995 Ford Ranger rearend locks when brake applied

Tiny
SABBRAPAUL
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  • 1995 FORD RANGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 100,000 MILES
Hit brakes rearend locks anyspeed. Not in reverse
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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 AT 8:55 AM

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Tiny
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If it was on one side then I would sy check the rear brake. With both sides I wonder if the master cylinder is realising. Try jacking it up in the rear. Turn the wheel by hand and have a friend put the brake on. Then release the brakes. If the wheel then turnes free then check the rear brakes themselves. If not then have the master cylinder checked.
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Saturday, March 14th, 2009 AT 1:51 PM
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BEELER78
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You might want to make sure the rear axle seal isn't leaking. That grease will fet on your pads and make them lock up.I had the same problem.
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 9:59 PM
Tiny
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Remove drums. If no grease or brake fluid leaks, then resurface drums on a lathe. Purchase Motorcraft brand brake shoes and install.

I had this exact same problem. Switched to Motorcraft shoes. Turned drums; problem solved.

Also had this problem with a GM minivan. Turned drums, purchased/installed AC-Delco brand shoes. Problem resolved.

Ford/Motorcraft shoes simply have the correct friction material to work with the iron composition brake drums. Spend the extra $$ for Motorcraft. It'll be worth it.
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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 8:40 PM
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JOE BLOUGH
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This is a known issue. Google the problem. There are sites that sell all the TSBs. They tell you how to solve it. I have just lived with it. It happens in the cold, or on wet and foggy mornings. I don't mind but think my neighbors may have.
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Monday, April 20th, 2009 AT 5:57 AM

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