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#2 of 23 Brakes OUCH
Apr 13, 2006 (2:32 am)
Van has 35,000 miles and wife told me last weekend it was making a funny noise. $400 funny for rear brakes and new rotors. I have a 2001 Escape and those rotors are disposable, but I guess the ones on her van are also. I remember a time when you use to be able to turn them once. Guess they don't make em like they use to. First vehicle I've owned with front and rear discs. Front discs usually go first and rear drums usually only need adjusting, but with rear discs I guess they go first. Two monthly payments this month. HA! HA! Sorry to hear about your transmission. The one in my Escape went about the same mileage, but I had the 100,000 mile powertrain and they covered it. Didn't know they sold a 75,000 mile warranty.
#3 of 23 Re: Brakes OUCH [bri66]
Apr 21, 2006 (8:27 pm)
I had my rear brakes replaced at 22,000 miles. I am at 33,000 miles now and having problems with the whole braking system. Everytime I am at the dealership I get a different story as to what is wrong with my van. I am going through the lemon law right now to get this thing bought back. Nothing but trouble from the front bearings at 6500 miles to the brakes to the transmission. I have other issues too, just too many to list
#4 of 23 Re: Brakes OUCH [kbeaulieu]
Oct 18, 2006 (2:18 pm)
I have a 2004 ford freestar i started hearing grinding coming from the back driver side. to make a long story short the caliper on the back brakes of the freestar are faulty. Ford however if you are out of the 3yr 36000 will not replace - we get to eat the cost.if you goto www.nhtsa.dot.gov you can pull up all of the others that have had issues but ford wont do anything until someone dies as a result.
#5 of 23 Re: Brakes OUCH [jshriber]
May 25, 2007 (1:01 pm)
45,000 miles on our 2005 SES. No brake problems yet, just got new BF Goodrich tires.
#6 of 23 squeaky brakes
Jul 06, 2008 (8:42 pm)
I have a 2004 freestar. The rear brake pads are in good shape, but are very squeaky. When the brake is applied, the noise stops. It randomly comes and goes while driving. Any ideas on how to fix this noise?
#7 of 23 Re: squeaky brakes [krjordan]
Aug 29, 2008 (7:03 pm)
My suggestion is to buy a different vehicle. (sarc) I have a 2004 Freestar also. I also have an odd squeaking from the brakes. I took it to Ford a long time ago and they said they couldn't identify the problem. I have had the front brake pads replaces AND the rotors turned (12-07) but the front brakes are pulsating again and squealing when I press the pedal. Good luck finding the problem. I am still searching.
#8 of 23 Re: squeaky brakes [rivercity]
Nov 18, 2008 (1:26 pm)
my mechanic (not Ford) said that the rotors that came on the vehicle were so thin that they couldn't turn them. Our rear brakes were shot and the rotors on the back were very unevenly grooved... he said that he had never seen anything like it.
#9 of 23 Ford Freestar rear calipers 2005
Mar 12, 2009 (6:48 pm)
LR rear caliper would not spin compress fully. Also, piston side pad worn to metal backing plate. Other pads show normal wear after 35k miles.Any ideas why piston wouldn't compress? Followed Alldata procedures, removing emergency brake cable from bracket etc. What did I miss? Also, after turning piston approx. 3 turns it began to weep fluid.The master cyl. cap was off and even loosened the bleeder screw. The piston offered no resistance to turning. Ended up replacing both calipers.
#10 of 23 Re: squeaky brakes [krjordan]
May 19, 2009 (6:42 pm)
Hello from Canada!
I am also experiencing the funny noise coming from the rear right wheel. It started after I changed the rotors and pads ( 50,000 km). I complained to my mechanic and he put another set of (higher quality) pads. But noise is still there. Did you manage to fix your noise problem? thx