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Brake Pads and Rotors

The brake pads and rotors are important parts of a vehicle’s braking system. When an automobile brakes, the brake clamps on the rotor to slow the speed of the vehicle.

Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors, Mercury Sable, Honda Accord LX

How do you change rear brakes and compress piston on a Mercury Sable?

See "Related Links" below, for Autozone's on-line repair manual for 1996-1999 Taurus & Sable rear brake repair instructions. Invaluable resource - for free! Okay, I did my disc brakes yesterday and offer the following: * The first 2 steps in the Autozone steps are about disconnecting the emergency brake cable - this is not necessary! On the driver's side, you might want to remove the cable clamp holding the cable up against the frame. * NOTE: the piston needs to rotate as it...
Asked in HDTV, Brake Pads and Rotors, Wheel Alignment and Balancing

Who has the best package deal on tires?

Depends on application: off-road, touring, mud & sleet, snow, etc.: America's Tire, or Discount Tires Why? Because the replacement warranty and availability is one of the best if not theee best. Just 1 person's opinion who use to work in the auto industry & owned many different vehicles from small cars to off-road 4WDs. Good luck! ...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors

How often do you need to change brake pads or rotors on a car?

Brake Pads: Depends on the warranted life of the pads already on your car. If you have 10,000-mile brake pads, you need to replace them every 10,000 miles. However, if you hear a grinding noise coming from your wheels, regardless of the mileage on your pads, you probably need to replace the pads. If you haven't put that many miles on your pads, you can probably get free replacements pads from the store that sold you the pads or the garage...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors

What is braking distance composed of?

Braking distance is usually measured by how fast you can stop at 60mph, 60-0, the make of a car is the factor of the stopping distance, each car varies. Your car can have disc brakes or drum brakes or both. Disc brakes are more effective than drum brakes. But braking distance is usually showed by how many feet it takes to stop from 60mph ...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors, Menstruation

How do you know when your pad is full?

Whenever your pad feels heavy. Check it every time you go to the restroom. ...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors

What causes brake calipers to stick on a pt cruiser?

not lubricating your slide pins when you replace your brakes
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors, Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable

How do you change rear brake shoes and drums on a Ford Taurus - Mercury Sable?

Remove the axle nut seal cap. Remove the axle nut with socket and wrench Brake drum should come off ** If tight, then remove the brake adjuster dust cover on the inside of the brake drum housing loosen the adjuster with special tool purchase for this activity at any major auto parts store. Re-install drum in reverse of explanation To get started on changing rear drum brakes on a 1996-1999 Taurus / Sable, check out Autozone's online Chilton's Repair Manual linked below. NOTE: Autozone now requires...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors

Why would your left front brake lock up?

bad proportioning valve, stuck caliper or a restricted brake hose or line. i would check the sliding pins to the caliper first ...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors, Chevy Silverado, Chevy Tahoe, Pontiac Sunfire

How do you bleed the brakes on a 1999 sun fire?

Alright first things first. Jack up the vehicle and take off tire. Go ahead and place tire under car in case jack slips. On the front brakes the bleeder is located behind the rotor toward the front of the car. In this case the 99 sunfire's bleeder is I believe a 10 mm and is hex (meaning six sided). Go ahead and get a friend or what not into the drivers seat. You will loosen the bleeder and tell them to...
Asked in Ford Expedition XLT, Brake Pads and Rotors, Ford F-150

How do you replace 2002 ford f150 brake rotors?

How to Install Front Brake Pads Check related link below... _______________________ Removing Front & Rear Rotors I remove my Front & Rear Rotors out of my 1998 Ford Expedition XLT. I rented a 3 Jaw Puller from Auto Zone and a bottle of PB Blaster and a sledge hammer it only took about one hour or less to take both off... The way I removed the Front & Rear Rotors was ... 1. I put lots of PB Blaster in the back and the front of...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors, Ford Explorer, Dodge Ram, Ford Explorer XLT

How do you replace Brakes and Rotors on a 1991 through 1994 Ford Explorer all models?

This link has photos and steps to replace brake pads and rotors. ...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors, Toyota Sequoia

What is the minimum thickness for a Toyota Sequoia brake pad?

I don't really measure the minimum thickness of every cars' or truck pads..... we can see thru looking in between the rims w/ flashlight. Sometimes the outer pads gets more easier to worn out or get thinner or vice versa. I usually advice my clients to get rid of it. Better than forgetting it and can cost you a lot by changing every rotors. But to tell you the truth, I changed the pads at its 1/8 of an inch. ...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors, Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable

How do you change front brakes on a Ford Taurus - Sable?

Remove the front tires. There are two bolts holding the brake assembly together (housing and piston assembly). These are located on the back side of the assembly, about a 15 mm box wrench should do the trick. Remove these two bolts and the assembly will split into two pieces. Pull up on middle section where break pads are located. Before removing old brake pads use a 6 inch "C" clamp to push brake piston back into the caliper. Piston extends to apply pressure to...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors, Ford Explorer, Ford Trucks and SUVs

How do you replace Brakes and Rotors on a 1995 through 2001 Ford Explorer all models?

How to replace the front brake pads on a 1995 through 2001 Ford Explorer Remove the two bolts on either side of the brake hose with the rubber boots. Do not remove the four bolts where the axle ties in. The two bolts to be removed require a 10mm socket/wrench. Loosen the pads from the caliper. Replace How to replace the rear brake pads on a 1995 through 2001 Ford Explorer The system utilizes a drum-in-hat type rear brake rotor. The integral drum allows...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors, Ford Windstar, Ford Windstar GL, Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer

How do you change front disc brakes on a Ford Windstar?

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Front 1. Remove the brake master cylinder reservoir cap. Siphon and recycle approximately half the fluid from the reservoir. 2. Raise and support the vehicle safely. 3. Remove the wheels. 4. Remove the disc brake caliper guide pins.Torx bolt 40 or 45 (can't remember which) It is not necessary to disconnect the hydraulic lines. 5. Lift the disc brake caliper from the anchor plate. 6. Position the disc brake caliper out of the way by suspending with a wire. 7. Remove the brake...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors, Pontiac Sunbird, VW Polo, Volvo S60

How do you change the brake pads on an '88 Pontiac Sunbird?

1st. If you intend to do any work on this car at all you need tools and a good repair manual. Spend the $20.00 bucks for a manual at autozone and read read read. There are several things to consider Rotors need replaced?...(can be turned?)Pads?Fluid and what type?Proportioning valve problems?Spongy brakes? need new rubber lines?Vac boost working correctly?Bad calipers need rebuild?leaking fluid?bad leaking brake master cylinder? If this work was completed by a pro could cost well over $500.00The Pro has the book that's...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors

Is replacing drums or rotor expensive?

They are pricey-80.00 to 120.00 ea. & they still need turned & put back together. get a 2d opinion before you replace anything. Some shops will lie to you. ...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors, Nissan Maxima, VW EuroVan

When replacing rear disk brakes on a '92 Nissan Maxima how do you compress the piston if it is locked onto the rotor and pads and cannot remove?

You have to be turning the caliper clockwise to be able to compress it. There are grooves on it that will help you do this. I used needle pliers. hi there, needle plier isn't gonna work. try to buy a rear caliper pusher kit they sell at advance auto parts or from snap on or matco....good luck Answer If they are locked on, your best bet is to replace the caliper since that's probably the problem in the first place. Make sure you bleed...
Asked in Car Sounds, Brakes and Tires, Brake Pads and Rotors

Should new brake pads squeak even when not applying the brakes?

Should they squeak? No. on a bike if they squeak you need to lower the break pads so they are inline with your wheel, if you do this and it still squeaks you need new wheels Can they? Yes, if they are in contact with the rotor (or drum) even when the brakes are not activated. (Does the squeaking change or worsen when you do brake?) Note that this will cause both a significant loss of fuel economy and a rapid...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors, Ford Expedition, Ford Expedition XLT

What causes a brake calipers to close but not open?

Can be several things: * rust on the pistons preventing them from retracting * rust on sliding pins locking the halves of the caliper together * an internally damaged brake hose acting like a one-way valve and not releasing pressure ...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors, Chevy Silverado, Dodge Dakota

Is there anything special to do when changing the rear brakes on a 99 Dakota truck?

I have a 99 Dakota and when I changed the rear brakes there was noting special I had to do to them. just remember with any rear "drum" brakes. you need to make sure when you replace the shoes that you also replace the hardware (tension springs, hold down springs). If you go to any auto part store and ask them for the rear brake hardware kit they will know what you are talking about. ...
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors, Chrysler Cirrus, Honda Accord EX

How do you change brakes on a '95 Chrysler Cirrus LX?

1. take tire off .remove calipher using star tool 2.push pads out of calipher 3.using c clamp push piston back in until flush new pads in place 5.put calipher back on rotor 6. line up metal sleeve with bolt if unable to do so sleeve may be slightly bent than replace and that might solve the problem ...