So you have a 93 SHO that is stuck in park... Actually this is a common occurance and happened to my 95 SHO. The repair is extremely cheap as well. You will want to go to a discount auto parts store such as Pep Boys, Trak Auto..etc. The part you want is by Ford's definition called the "brake shift interlock" but when you go to Pep Boy's you want the "brake light switch" that rides on the brake pedal. The repair process is quite simple you will need a pair of needle nose pliers to make your life easier. On the top of the brake pedal is a swing arm that connects to the pedal the other end of this swing arm goes through the firewall. Just beside it is the brake light switch it has a black plastic housing and two electrical leads connecting to it. Use the needle nose pliers to disconnect the cotter pin holding the assembly to the brake pedal and slide the retainer out then slide the assembly off the arm. Disconnect the elec leads (CAUTION) DO NOT LET THE LEADS SWING INTO THE BRAKE PEDAL. This will result in a fuse being blown. Connect the electrical leads to the new switch immediately and reinstall. This will solve your lock up woes and I believe the part retails for about $7.00... all in all a cheap fix. Today we bought the part suggested by this gentleman (from Pep Boys for $10.00 - they were MUCH more helpful about this part than Salvo who suggested we go to the dealer!) and my boyfriend followed the directions the gentleman gave. My 1993 Taurus now smoothly shifts from Drive into Park when I turn the engine on and press the brakes! Voila! I don't even have an SHO. Just an LX, V6. Thanks for your help!
Yes, the brakes should be the same between these model years.
With a manual transmission you downshift to slow down in situations where in an automatic you would have to use the brakes. Using brakes more = brakes wearing faster.
No - you do not need to have the truck running.
back up your car and apply the brakes, do this till there adjusted you will notice the difference on the brack pedal.
The brakes automatically adjust every time you back up and use the brakes to stop. The automatic adjustment is common in most automobiles.
Since no one should really want to disconnect their brakes, this question might be asking how to repair / replace rear brake pads or shoes.Assuming that to be the case, See "Related Questions" below for more about rear drum and disc type brakes on Taurus / Sables.
replace the brake line and then bleed the brakes
NO! Not necessary.
Engages automatic locking hubs on for wheels drives with automatic hubs.
Take wheels off and check, no use speculating.
The anti-lock brake system was a popular equipment optionon Taurus - Sables. So yes, it is very possible, but not guaranteed, to have ABS.
Agreeing on some basic terms:"Pads" - found on disc type brakes"Shoes" - found on drum type brakesSo that means this question is: "Does a 2000 Ford Taurus have disc brakes on the rear wheels?"Maybe...All Taurus / Sables came with rear drum brakes as standard equipment - with disc brakes as an upgrade option.NOTE: all models came with disc brakes in the front.If you can see through the wheel rims, compare what is behind the front and rear wheels on yours.You will see the same shiny disc in the back - or - a rusty round drum shape. You can figure it out from there...See "Related Questions" below for more
You can if you want, But you don't have to. It does not matter.
You need to "bleed" the brakes at each wheel. R
No you dont have to. All I did was was pump the brakes with the car running
The difference between manual and automatic slack adjusters is the way in which the brakes are adjusted. Automatic slack adjusters have sensors that do not let the brakes get too loose or too tight. Manual slack adjusters have to be adjusted by hand and can be set too tight in some cases.
Check for leaks under vehicle. You may have blown a hole through a rusty brake line.
Nothing that I can think of.
The 1995 Ford Taurus has four brake lines. There is a break line for each break. The brake lines go from the master cylinder to the brakes.
Try www.autoplazaford.com. They are a Ford dealership in St. Louis with mechanics on staff.
Rear brakes come in 2 flavors: disc and drumSee "Related Questions" below for specifics on each typeDisc brakes in the front.Some Sables came with drum type rear brakes, while others had the upgraded disc brakes in the back.See "Related Questions" below for more
Not really other than a Torx 40 or 45 socket. These are pretty standard on front brakes these days, so you should be able to find them and not have to spend a fortune.See "Related Questions" below for more about Taurus brakes...