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September 15, 2012, 2:25 am

Michelle H

Question: Is it normal for the truck to shut down when the break pads have gotten over-heated?

If you go down-hill steep grade and the break pads get over-heated is it normal for the turn signals, AC to stop working and the ABS lights to come on? The truck seemed fine after the break pads cooled. This truck is a 2005 Ford Ranger Supercab xlt, 3.0, V6. 2 wheel drive. I just sold the vehicle and the new owner had this problem. One week prior to sale I had the electrical sytem evaluted at the Ford Dealership and all that came up was that the right air-bag switch had to be replaced. The problem occured the next day after the switch was replaced. Thank you.

September 18, 2012, 9:45 pm

Richard W
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I would have the alternator checked. It could be that driving the car hard causes the alternator to over heat.

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