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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-27-2003, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Parking brake problem...

It doesn't work at all. I have adjusted it a bunch of times but when I go pull the handle it just makes noise like grinding teeth and slips all the way to the top. Do I need to adjust my rear calipers (ford dealer said the pistons are probably too compressed, but I don't know)? I have a friend who used to have a '91 and one of his rear pads fell out while he was driving and made a mess of his wheel. He needed a new caliper. What's the deal?

Thanks for any input,

Matt
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-30-2003, 09:35 AM
 
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You need to do a little more research on your end.

1. Have you pulled off the wheels and LOOKED at the rear brakes?

2. Are the brake pads still in the proper place?

3. How do the rear rotors look? Grooved?

4. Is the brake cable broken?

Do you know why the Ford stealership is telling you that the calipers are too compressed, simple, you need new brake pads and probably a complete rear brake job. The rear brakes are used about 20% while braking with the front brakes absorbing 80% of your brake power!

Just pull off the rear wheels and let us know what you find.


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-30-2003, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ok,

I just put new rear rotors and pads on in March. So they shouldn't be anywhere near needing replacement. The rotors are not grooved. The cable is not broken. Gonna pull the wheels tomorrow. Will post what i find.

L8r,

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