I just got my first truck... it's a '92 Ford Explorer.
It has the Red Brake Light and Yellow Rear Antilock lights on at all times.
I've read online multiple times that this means something about being low on fluid? It appears to me that my brake fluid container under the hood is at just the right level..
Earlier I was driving in the rain. I've never really driven a heavier truck in these conditions... and needless to say, I took a right turn at about 15MPH and totally fishtailed.
It was all very slow, but still quite scary for me. The back end went wayyy left and the car kept going straight. Since I've never experienced this, I kinda slammed on the brakes.
Luckily, since I wasn't going too fast, the weight of the front right tire hitting the curb was enough to stop me. I simply reversed and continued down the road, taking it much much slower this time around.
However.. why did it do this? I wasn't going fast at all. I might be wrong about this, but I really didn't do anything out of the ordinary.
Does the Rear Antilock light being on somehow relate to this since it's a Rear Wheel Drive?
After that happened, I went to the gas station and checked the tire pressure. On the driver's side door sticker it said Front and Back tires should be 30 PSI so I did that. They were all filled to around 30PSI I believe.
The tires look fine and have decent tread.. but they could be a bit older and needing some replacement, regardless of how good the tread is, ya know?
But... I just wanted to know if the Rear Antilock light somehow related to this dangerous fishtail... I could have hurt myself or someone else!
Anywho... why are these 2 lights on and how can I go about troubleshooting them?! Thanks everyone!