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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Brakes, Sedan, Wagon
#3 of 22 Brembo Brake Rotors - Taurus Needs Them
Nov 15, 2006 (11:12 am)
Hi, I used autobarn dot com and ordered some Brembo brake rotors for my 2000 Taurus. I used regular, off-the-shelf brake pads and had a tiny, hole-in-the-wall garage install them for me. The Brembo brake rotors totally transformed the Taurus into a vehicle with exceptionally good overall braking performance with no brake fade.
I have also noticed that my 2000 Taurus can at times pick up speed quickly making the Brembo brake rotors upgrade mandatory.
#4 of 22 Re: Brembo Brake Rotors - Taurus Needs Them [observer22]
Nov 17, 2006 (7:12 am)
Is this brembo rotor also suitable for my 2001 Taurus station wagon? I also need upgrade of brake. I didn't notice any speed acceleration as I will not put in neutral while the car is moving as it will hurt the transmission.
#5 of 22 Re: Brembo Brake Rotors - Taurus Needs Them [wai]
Nov 17, 2006 (7:37 am)
You only changed the rotors and not the calipers?
Autobarn.com lists Brembo rotors from $47 (vented) to $80 (slotted). Are the $80 ones worth the extra $?
I've also come to find that the car has zero engine braking when in Drive (OD). You don't get any of that until you shift into "3", which is only good around town or on snowy roads when you're not traveling over about 45 MPH, anyway. Otherwise you lose a couple of miles-per-gallon.
I've also disconnected the torsion spring from the brake pedal and that's eased up on the pedal effort at SS's by maybe 25%. (The master cylinder has its own return spring that's more than adequate for returnng the brake pedal). Brake fade is still an issue though as it happens almost immediately any time you have to brake even moderately hard.
#6 of 22 Re: Brembo Brake Rotors - Taurus Needs Them [breedatrad]
Nov 22, 2006 (12:44 am)
Hi, Buy the slotted Brembo brake rotors at autobarn, that is what I have. I am sure they can get Brembo brake rotors for every year of Taurus. I do not remember if the tiny independent garage used new calipers. I have had the Brembo upgrade for the past 18 months and it makes the Taurus almost fun to drive with terrific overall braking performance. Do it soon!
#7 of 22 mercury sable brakes
Mar 05, 2007 (3:17 pm)
I replaced the two brake lines to the rear of the vehicle. Now I am having trouble bleeding the left rear wheel. The right wheel bleeds ok. Any ideas?
#8 of 22 mercury sable brakes
Mar 05, 2007 (3:19 pm)
I replaced the two brake lines to the rear of the vehicle. Now I am having trouble bleeding the left rear wheel. I get fluid, but it doesn't squirt out. The right wheel bleeds ok. Any ideas?
#9 of 22 calipers left rear wheel
Jun 09, 2007 (9:40 pm)
I had a new rear caliper put on now the brake will not bleed and it does not work any idea what to do
#10 of 22 hummm,
Jul 10, 2007 (5:28 pm)
i bought a used '93 for taurus recently.
when i purchased it the former owner informed me that it needed a new break master cylinder.
we replaced it and there is still no breaks in the car.
Any ideas to what could be wrong with it?