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#29 of 58 2001 sqealing brakes
Feb 16, 2008 (11:32 am)
I recently replaced the front pads on my 2001 Windstar. Everything went fine, after 300 to 400 miles a sqeaul has developed on the right front when you are braking into a left hand turn. I have checked the anti-rattle clips and they appear to be good. Any thoughts.
#30 of 58 Re: 2001 sqealing brakes [mals]
Apr 27, 2008 (12:12 pm)
On my own Windstar I had the problem of having to replace my front disc pads 2-3 times a year until I discovered that my front callipers were sticking and that this was a very common problem which results in very rapid disc pad wear.
Once I replace those sticking front calipers, the problem was solved.
It's probably a good idea to just replace the calipers with each brake job while your at it. Rebuilt calipers are not that expensive, and by changing them with each brake job, it's cheap insurance to not have to replace the brake pads so often.
#31 of 58 rear brake noise?
Apr 28, 2008 (1:35 pm)
I am driving a '98 Windstar that creates a rather loud squeaky noise from the rear end whenever the brakes are applied for about 5 minutes after a cold start. After that no noise. Pads were replaced 10,000 miles ago. Fluid is fine. The actual braking action also seems normal. Any ideas?
#32 of 58 Re: Strange Brake Pedal Noise [crankky]
May 16, 2008 (12:10 am)
I work for AAA as an Certified mech and Emergency roadside rescue vehicle.
i have discovered that on many ford windstars the mastercylnder and ABS control go bad at any moment. they start with the funny sounds then just go plop. if the ABS light begins to come on you must get this fixed fast but before then as long as you have strong stopping power your brake system is still running fine
#33 of 58 Re: Strange Brake Failure and Noise [od1]
May 16, 2008 (12:14 am)
spray some wd40 down the e brake cable hose and also check to see if the rear drum brakes are moveing and releasing when you move the handle it may be that they have a rock in them or that they are stuck in an engaged postion.
#34 of 58 Re: Can't remove rotor..HELP! [rbay]
Nov 17, 2008 (10:12 pm)
I think the rotors are held on to the hub by some screws that are pan head, standard blade screws. I kow your post is dated, but my uncle just had problems with his front brakes, and his rotors were 'bolted' on to the hub with some pan-head screws/bolts.
#35 of 58 Re: New Brakes [cowboysfan]
Nov 17, 2008 (10:17 pm)
ISince it is now November 2008, I assume that you have them off already. But the rotors are held on by 3 to for pan-head bolts to the hub. Nice ain't it of Ford to do this on this year of vehicle...
#36 of 58 '95 Ford Windstar R/Rear Drum Brake Adjuster
Nov 17, 2008 (10:26 pm)
My brother's 1995 Windstar has had the rear drums replaced, brake hardware replaced, as well as the shoes. I had to cut a hole in the old R/R drum to access the brake adjuster to back of the old shoes to get the drum off. After replacing all the hardware, and checking for correct installation, and safe setting the brake shoes, using a gauge, they still act like they want to back off and not touch the inside of the drum. When you slightly push on the brakes, you get a thumping noise and slight pulsation of the pedal. Pushing hard it goes away. The ABS is malfunctioning, as it makes a noise when stopping and at slow speed, or final stop, so I pulled the fuse. The ABS induced noise went away. But I will check the ABS ring gear on that wheel to see if it is the cause. The brake adjuster acts like it is working in reverse to to back off the shoes, rather than set them against the drum as they wear. Any other ideas?
#37 of 58 How to Bleed Brakes
Feb 08, 2009 (10:16 am)
2001 Windstar sel...installed new front brakes..we are having a problem bleeding them. Could someone tell us what to do. No air is coming out. We have tried front passenger them rear driver with no luck.
Is it possible to do at home or do we need a mechanic.
Jun 10, 2009 (9:11 pm)
Changed shoes. No problems, but now it feels like the emergency brake is always on and the drums are overheating. Any ideas??????