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Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by TowMan 40, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. TowMan 40

    TowMan 40 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 3

    front wheels lock when brakes applied. this problem only occur when road conditions are wet,snowy and ice. new brakes and calibers installed, new master cylender installed as well. 1993 f-350/ tow truck. any assistance with this problem will be greatly appreciated.


    first time post
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    How are the rear drums? Are your front bald?
  3. TowMan 40

    TowMan 40 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 3

    rotors and drums has been turned.
  4. tim096

    tim096 Senior Member
    from wny
    Messages: 100

    most 93 f350 only had rear weel abs rabs is what it is called. are your brakes grabing ? How long has it been doing this? you have new calipars, how are the brake pads? were the slides greased? how are the break hoses? did you ck for wheel bearing play? hope this helps
  5. TowMan 40

    TowMan 40 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 3

    i checked the bearings and they had some play in them,so i changed the bearings and everything is fine i appreciate the help from all of you.
  6. smoore45

    smoore45 Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Like was said above, I'm pretty sure that year truck only had ABS in the rear. If you don't have an electrical wire running to your front wheels, then they are on not ABS.
  7. Spitz

    Spitz Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Like said above or make sure your rear brakes are doing some work.. I know the front does 70% of the stopping, but lose your rear brakes and i'd bet you would think that extra 30% feels like a lot more than it is.