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  • Ranger Trailer brakes

    I have 1996 ranger trailer, single axle with brakes. Sometimes when I back up the trailer brakes lock up. If I let the truck idle backwards the brakes do not lock up but if give it more gas to go faster the trailer brakes lock up. Any help here. Thanks


  • #2
    Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

    What type brakes? Disc or drum?
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    • #3
      Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

      Originally posted by Lunker295 View Post
      I have 1996 ranger trailer, single axle with brakes. Sometimes when I back up the trailer brakes lock up. If I let the truck idle backwards the brakes do not lock up but if give it more gas to go faster the trailer brakes lock up. Any help here. Thanks
      Ayuh,... You obviously have Surge brakes,...
      There should be either a manual pin type lock-out, or an electric solenoid lock-out, powered by the backup lights...

      Got a picture of the Coupler hitch,..??
      Any Grease is Better,..... Than No Grease at All.......

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      • #4
        Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

        I have disc brakes, electric solinord.

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        • #5
          Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

          I have disc brakes, electric solinord thats wired to the reverse/back up lights.

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          • #6
            Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

            Originally posted by Lunker295 View Post
            I have disc brakes, electric solinord thats wired to the reverse/back up lights.
            There's where your problem is. Are you getting power to the solenoid?
            Bob, Orange County NY
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            • #7
              Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

              [QUOTE=NYBo;3063739]There's where your problem is. Are you getting power to the solenoid?[/QUOT

              What do I need to do to fix it?

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              • #8
                Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

                The solenoid does not need power

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                • #9
                  Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

                  So just simply disconnect that wire and it will work ok. Or should it be hooked up to the brake light

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

                    So just simply disconnect that wire and it will work ok. Or should it be hooked up to the brake light

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

                      Sorry, I miss read. Yes, there is power to the solenoid when in reverse. We took the noid apart and it is working. Should I move the noid wire to another power source or what do you think.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

                        No, it is supposed to be powered when the tow vehicle is in reverse. Put everything back together and apply power to the solenoid. Does the solenoid still move and block the master cylinder from engaging when you push on the nose of the coupler?
                        Bob, Orange County NY
                        '88 Bayliner 1700 Capri Bowrider, 85 HP Force O/B, "Sea Weasel"
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