Last post on Aug 19, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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Ford Mustang, Honda Accord, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Auto Repair, Coupe, Convertible
#14 of 23 Re: Technical Question [akirby]
Mar 07, 2007 (5:34 am)
akirby is correct. I'm in the Mustang forum too!
#15 of 23 sorry, the reason for the mix up
Mar 08, 2007 (7:14 am)
i have three cars on my account honda accord (wife's car), Mustang (mine) and Monte Carlo (Brother's) so when i post it goes to all three forum rooms. sorry about that. somehow i can find a mechanic or someone who can help fix a problem in other car forums.
while i'm on hear i'm debating on two upgrades to my 05 mustang. what size rims should i get on my mustang? is 22 too big or should i just stick with 18's.
and does anyone know about a car cover that has security system...lol don't want to invest in one and someone steals it. i live in a major city common issue hear.
#16 of 23 Re: Technical Question [bstage03]
Mar 08, 2007 (7:18 am)
yeah i had the same problem. my parking break would not release so i figured my spring had popped, but i realized it was just frozen stuck so one day after letting my car heat up for some hours i went inside my console and took a screw driver and poked at the back of the parking break handle and somehow the break released and was working properly again. so that may work instead of getting ripped off auto shop.
#17 of 23 Re: sorry, the reason for the mix up [zodacowboy]
Mar 08, 2007 (8:09 am)
Stick with 18's. Anything bigger will compromise ride quality not to mention drain your wallet, and they won't really improve handling over the 18's.
Mar 12, 2007 (5:10 am)
so far posting on hear has been very helpful. yeah i figured the streets of baltimore would be unforgiving to any rims so i should try and save as much money as possible in case i hit a pot hole...
#19 of 23 98 mustang rear brake caliper piston retraction??
Jun 28, 2009 (2:53 pm)
Call me stupid but I could not retract my rear caliper pistons. I was all set to put in new pads. Went to auto parts store and their answer--buy new calipers. What am I doing wrong. Appreciate your help. Skeet
#20 of 23 Re: 98 mustang rear brake caliper piston retraction?? [onebigo]
Jun 28, 2009 (6:38 pm)
You need a tool to turn the piston while you push it back in. You can try the universal tool at regular auto parts stores but the one NAPA makes works a lot better.
#21 of 23 Re: 98 mustang rear brake caliper piston retraction?? [akirby]
Jun 30, 2009 (4:40 am)
Why in the world is this in with the Honda Accord forum?
#22 of 23 Re: 98 mustang rear brake caliper piston retraction?? [akirby]
Jun 30, 2009 (11:17 am)
Thanks for the information--you are never too old to learn something new--I will go to NAPA and buy the wrench--Skeet
#23 of 23 Problems with front brakes 2007 base Mustang
Aug 19, 2013 (4:34 pm)
I have a 2007 base Mustang V6, with manual transmission. I am replacing the front rotors and pads. On the left wheel, there is not enough gap in the caliper bracket. If I install the outer fixed pad, I cannot even install the caliper over the rotor. On the inner pad, I have it depressed within the rotor caliper bracket. If I force the caliper over the rotor, the rotor will rub against the caliper bracket. This happened to the original rotor. The outer rotor surface shows normal polishing from rubbing against the outer pad. The inner rotor surface has a deep wide groove which came from rubbing against the caliper bracket surface.
On the right front wheel, the pads are worn to where they are centered within the pads. The inner rotor surface has the same wear groove from initially rubbing against the caliper bracket, until the total gap from pad wear opened enough for the rotor to center within the pads.
At this point I can order standard caliper brackets to see if they have the correct gap - I think Ford used non-standard brackets that have too small a gap on my car. Or, I can order the Wagner pad/bracket assembly, $125 each.
I think this is a serious safety issue.