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Emergency Brake/ABS Lights Issue


Martin93

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Hi I'm new to this site and have questions concerning my '93 Ranger. I'm female and invariably feel mechanics are pushing their luck with me about what's wrong with my truck. Since I'm not a mechanic I've joined this site to learn more about the problems I'm experincing w/my truck. My Ranger's gas gauge sits at 1/4 full w/engine off; EMPTY w/engine on. On a trip over the mountains the gauge started working! Back on flat desert it returned to Empty. Two repair places want to drop the gas tank..they tell me its the "float valve". Any thoughts?

I also have ABS/Emergency Brake light that comes on as soon as pressure is applied to brakes. So far I've now have a couple of ideas to present to a mechanic thanks to the knowledge of others on this site.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on my truck problem!
Martin93
 


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Sounds about right for the float inside the gas tank. They typically get holes in them (they are lightweight brass, the part costs $8 at the dealer) and no longer float.

The ABS/Brake light issue is most likely that your brake fluid level is low in the brake master cylinder reservoir. This is usually caused by worn out brake pads and brake shoes. If they are not worn out, the next reason for low fluid is a leak, which you might be able to see evidence of near/on the wheels. Brake fluid eats paint by the way.


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