Last post on Apr 27, 2013 at 9:44 PM
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Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Brakes, SUV
#31 of 62 Re: 2003 Ford Explorer brake pedal squeak [bigcufan]
Jun 11, 2010 (12:20 pm)
That is caused by a dry rubber boot around the brake shaft. It is located in the firewall and under the steering wheel. An occasional spray of silicone or w40 will cure it.
#32 of 62 explorer chattering brakes
Jul 26, 2010 (9:01 pm)
I installed new brakes rotors and pads on the front brakes. I get chattering as i turn one way in reverse at a certain point ? what could be the problem? any ideas
#33 of 62 Re: Rear Brake Squealing [natrbrazell]
Aug 13, 2010 (4:44 pm)
Dont ever go to Firestone repair for anything ever, unless u like getting hosed, hard.
#34 of 62 just come to official dealer
Aug 14, 2010 (8:40 pm)
i cannot solve this problem, just come to official service and dealer to repair and solve this probelm...
#35 of 62 Binding/Draging When Turning
Nov 12, 2010 (12:40 pm)
I have a 1998 Explorer that makes a Binding/Dragging sound in the front wheels only when turning, either moving forward or in reverse. This could be comming from one wheel or both, can't pinpoint.
#36 of 62 Re: Binding/Draging When Turning [msmuller]
Nov 13, 2010 (11:04 am)
Failing front CV joint, not all that unusual.
#37 of 62 2009 Explorer brake failure
Feb 04, 2011 (8:06 am)
I just bought this Explorer, 2009, a month ago, with 29K miles. Several times, I have experienced, at low speed, pushing the brake & nothing happening. On two occasions, came very close to hitting the car I was parking next to. Ironically, had it in the dealership yesterday, they couldn't find anything, then it happened again after I left.
I push the brake, nothing happens, car continues to move, then feels like the brake takes hold. Very scary.
Anyone else having this problem?
#38 of 62 Re: 2009 Explorer brake failure [tx0141]
Apr 05, 2011 (10:08 am)
I have a 2006 Ford Explorer with a very similar problem. I've had it to the dealer on two occasions, but am still having the same problems. They did put new rear brakes on and it did improve, but have had two episodes since the new brakes. Yes it is very scary. I came much to close to hitting a car in the rear on one occasion. No one seems to know what to do for this problem. Previously I owned a 2004 Explorer, but never had any problems with it. Would trade it in if I could afford to.
#39 of 62 Re: 2009 Explorer brake failure [gardenlady1]
May 27, 2011 (12:09 pm)
I purchased my 2009 ford explorer eddie bauer edition May 20, 2009. Had first break failure on 8/24/10 - dealer changed "booster". Second failure on 9/3/10 - dealer said there was a bad production of "boosters" so they replaced again. The breaks have now failed a third time on 5/16/11. Ford engineer cannot find anything wrong. There is something wrong that Ford is hiding and we will be the victims just like Toyota customers went through a few years ago. What happens if we hurt someone during a failure? We could end up in prison because no one can duplicate the problem and it would be our word against the Ford giant. This is beyond scary, it's a crime waiting to happen. I'm on my way to an attorney.
#40 of 62 2005 explorer - Eddie bauer
Aug 15, 2011 (7:26 pm)
We live in Colorado mountains. We're having severe brake problems. On a downward slope, gravel or snow, the brakes grind and vibrate, and do not stop. So, we have 2 options, depress brakes and do not stop or let foot up from brake and do not stop. Not a good scenario when the road is a hair pin turn, drops off 500 - 1000 feet , you want to stop. Took the vehicle into our ford dealer in canon city, colorado, and they took it for a test run and couldn't duplicate it. I think they should take it on Shelf Road and see how serious they'd be during their trouble shooting. It sounds like others have similar problems. What is the deep secret or solution? Buy a Nissan instead?