2000 Ford Ranger - Clicking sound when braking

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#1

I have a 2000 Ford Ranger/4WD/3.0 Liter and over the past couple of weeks I have noticed a clicking sound when I brake. The sound seems to come from either the engine compartment or from the driver’s side front wheel. The clicking does not vary with the speed that I’m going and if I had to guess I am hearing about 5-10 clicks a second. The sound only occurs when I first touch the brakes and not when I put more pressure on the pedal like when I come to a complete stop.



I have not had a brake inspection yet but I did take the tire off and do a simple look. The rotors look good and the pads look like they’ve got a lot of life left in them. I checked my brake fluid levels and the fluid looks fairly clean and the level is good.



Any help/information would be greatly appreciated.



Thanks


#2

You might be hearing one of the ABS pump solenoids. Try this, at the left rear of the engine compartment, you’ll find the battery junction box. Remove the #3, 50 amp fuse. This is the fuse for the ABS pump/motor. Now test drive the vehicle. If the noise is gone, that’s what you’re hearing.

Tester


#3

Thanks Tester.

I took a look and the #3 spot is vacant. I also saw that the #7 mini fuse slot was vacant as well.

I went back and read the original documentation for the truck and it states that I don’t have 4wheel ABS, only rear wheel so I’m guessing that’s why?

Thanks again for the suggestion, do you have any others?