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Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Brakes, SUV
#1 of 66 Sluggish Braking
Jan 14, 2007 (10:17 am)
My 1997 Explorer exhibits sluggish braking for the fist couple of stops when cold. The truck has new Motorcraft pads on all 4 wheels. Zero fluid leaks, good rotors, what could the problem be.
Jan 14, 2007 (2:40 pm)
Is it hard to push the pedal down when it's cold? It could be your vacuum booster is getting old and brittle, and may need replacing.
May 06, 2007 (11:10 am)
I replaced my front brakes on a 2000 Ford Explorer XLT including rotors. Now when I come to a stop the brake pedal feels like its grinding or vibrating. I took it all apart and checked to see if there was something loose but nothing found. Did I miss something or is there a trick to correcting this problem?
#5 of 66 Similar situation
May 31, 2007 (9:05 am)
Just for info, I have a 2001 Exp Sport with only 40 000 miles and I had to change all pads and rectify discs with a mechanic.
What is amazing is that they detected the brake booster was also i bad shape and I had to change it... maybe you should look into that as a problem.
Did you change the fluid and clean the brake lines?
#7 of 66 Rear Brake Squealing
Aug 27, 2007 (1:11 pm)
About 6 months ago I replaced my rear rotors and pads (front and rear) on my 2000 Ford Explorer XLT as I was hearing some brake squealing. Firestone wanted a lot more money than what I was willing to pay to do the brakes both front and rear. Now my rear brakes are beginning to squeal again, especially when backing out of my driveway. Any idea's on what may still be causing squealing? Emergency Brake?
#8 of 66 Re: Rear Brake Squealing [natrbrazell]
Sep 14, 2007 (1:15 am)
When you replaced the rear rotors and pads, what had been causing the squealing in the first place? Brake pads were worn down to metal to metal? One side or both sides? What was the condition of the parking brake shoes?
#9 of 66 ANTILOCK LIGHT ON (ABS)
Oct 28, 2007 (8:42 am)
MY 1996 EXPLORER IS 55K MILES ONLY. THE ABS LIGHT IS ON AND OFF FREQUENTLY. FIRST DIAGNOSTIC WAS REPLACE ABS COMPUTER, WITH NO RESULTS. ORIGINAL ABS COMPUTER WAS INSTALLED AGAIN AND NOW THE DIAGNOSTIC IS HYDRAULIC VALVES NEED REPLACEMENT. ANY OTHER IDEA TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM?
I HAVE SPENT GOOD MONEY WITH THE FIRST ERRONEOUS DIAGNOSTIC AND HAVE DOUBTS OF THE 2ND. ONE. THANKS.
#10 of 66 Hard to brake model 2006
Dec 23, 2007 (10:18 am)
I have Explorer model 2006, which is very soft and easy to drive. Exept for the brakes which need a heavy foot. My mechanic found no problem with the brakes.
Is it a known problem with Explorers?