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Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Brakes, SUV
#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?
#11 of 66 Re: Sluggish Braking [pollitt]
Mar 09, 2008 (5:38 pm)
I have the same problem ,only when this is happening my wheel is being pulled slightly to the right.I have had 2 brake inspections in the pass week and no one could find anything wrong.it might just be the cold weather,that is what i'll tell myself until I get a definitive answer.
#12 of 66 07 Explorer Brake failure
Aug 10, 2008 (4:07 pm)
I was backing into a parking lot today and as my 07 Explorer got closer and closer to the vehicle right next to us, I pushed the brake, nothing happened, and I tried harder again and still nothing. My mind immediately switched to the other pedal and my Explorer drove right into the other vehicle. My friends and family in the vehicle all felt weird that the vehicle did not stop. But as I tested the brake after the accident, the brake was totally normal to me.
Anyone had any similar experience? I am so frustrated now, I will take this vehicle to a brake- check tomorrow.
#13 of 66 2004 Elxplorer Emergency Brake
Sep 01, 2008 (3:45 am)
How do you adjust the emergency brake on a 2004 Explorer?
#14 of 66 Ford Explorer Parking brake
Mar 08, 2009 (1:56 pm)
Last year purchased 2003 Ford explorer, dealer replaced rear brakes prior to accepting vehicle. I have never been able to use the parking brake and would like to know is this an adjustment that possibly was made incorrectly and that I could take care of myself.
#15 of 66 Re: 2004 Elxplorer Emergency Brake [dwights]
Mar 08, 2009 (2:00 pm)
Have you every gotten an answer to your question about the parking brake or is this a waste of time as I have the same problem
#16 of 66 Parking Brake Adjustment
Mar 10, 2009 (6:07 am)
I purchased a ford explorer Dealer adjuster brakes have no parking brake would like to know how to adjust parking brake