Front Brake May Stick, Bind, or Grab on Ford Ranger

The front brakes may stick, bind, or grab. This can happen when the front brake caliper pins become corroded. Cleaning or replacing the caliper pins will be necessary to correct this problem.

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Average mileage: 180,125 (88,020–284,859)
6 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, more1998, 1999
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1992 Ford Ranger 170,000 mi,
Caused caliper to expand and virtually lock up the brake until the rotor was smoking hot. Literally. Also caused auto transmission to heat up and regurgitate fluid until truck would no longer move under power.
1998 Ford Ranger 200,000 mi,
Drivers side front brake stuck dragging on disk overheating pads, disk, hub... New pads, new disks, new caliper pins (lubed w/high pressure grease) paid special attention to fit and casting flash concerning the pads. The caliper pins showed very little corrosion & had obviously been replaced at some point.
1999 Ford Ranger 203,000 mi,
I noticed my pads were wearing unevenly on one side. I found one of the caliper pins was stuck and corroded. I finally got it loose, cleaned it up with a wire wheel, and packed it with grease under the rubber boot. Problem solved, the caliper moved freely again. I did the same thing to the other pins.
1990 Ford Ranger 88,020 mi,
Seems to happen after runs to the dump or large loads in the heat. My 1990 ford ranger, when I brake will go one direction and when I throttle it goes the other.