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    Default 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

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    Default Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

    What type brakes? Disc or drum?
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    Default Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

    Quote 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...

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    Default Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

    I have disc brakes, electric solinord.

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    Default Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

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

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    Default Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

    Quote 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?
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    Default 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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    Default Re: Ranger Trailer brakes

    The solenoid does not need power

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    Default 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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    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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    Default 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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    Default 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?
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