1999 Ford Ranger 2WD, Brake Lines rub on shock absorbers

Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2005 at 12:00am CDT by ada92698

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1999 Ford Ranger 2WD, Brake Lines rub on shock absorbers

October 23, 2005

I recently bought a '99 ford ranger. because of my work, I had adjustable air shock absorbers installed on the rear suspension. Everything went well until about 6 months after I had my air shocks installed, when they suddenley lost pressure. Upon inspecting the shocks, I found that the passenger side rear air shock had a dime size hole in it WHERE THE BRAKELINE HAD RUBBED ON THE AIR-SHOCK ABSORBER BLADDER. I have looked at other Ranger's, and found this problem affects 1996 to the current model year, (2005). Not only was the air shock damaged, but THE BRAKE-LINE WAS ALMOST RUBBED THROUGH, AS WELL. Obviously, losing brake pressure is a pretty serious situation. I emailed the U.S. Department of Consumer Affairs, and the U.S. Dept. of Transportation about this dangerous defect, but got no response. I had to replace the air shocks as well as brake lines on both rear wheels at my own cost. The fix cost me about .05 cents-I used wire harnesses to

pull and keep the brake lines from rubbing on the shocks and frame of the truck.

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