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Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey, Van
#4 of 23 Re: Brakes OUCH [kbeaulieu]
Oct 18, 2006 (1:18 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 (12:01 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 (7:42 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 (6:03 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 (12:26 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 (5:48 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 (5:42 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
May 23, 2009 (6:16 pm)
I have an 05 Freestar and when I apply the brake and am coming to a stop, I get an annoying squeal from the brakes. I have heard this is due to poor design from ford. If anyone has more info etc. on the cause of this, any input would be appreciated.
#12 of 23 Re: noisy brakes [kkalbfleisch]
May 26, 2009 (5:14 pm)
Your van is 4 years old. I wouldn't jump the gun and assume a squeal when braking is a poor design. It could be a simple as needing new brake pads.
#13 of 23 Re: noisy brakes [dtownfb]
May 26, 2009 (5:20 pm)
Actually, the brake pads are almost brand new. I have also read in many other forums that people are having the same issue. I have also read that this is a known issue due to poor design.