1998 Ford Contour Repair Question
Asked on August 26, 2011
Brakes make a noise
Hey folks i need some serious help with a problem on my sons car. My son has a 98 ford contour se and when your driving it down the road and hit the brake the caliper is forced into the wheel and it makes an awful noise. I have been working on this problem for a couple of weeks now and frankly I dont know what to do next. I have put a brand new caliper with pins and bushings, rotor was turned, new brake hose, new pads, it still does it. I jacked the vehicle up put it on stands and had my wife start it put it in drive while i was underneath it wathing and every time she let off the gas and put on the brake the caliper would give a little making it rub against the inside of the wheel. I even put the tire that was on back on front and it still does it. I reconfirmed that they sold me the right caliper and they did. any help I sure would be grateful thanks.
Replied on August 26, 2011
I am thikning that the mounts on ste steering hob knuckluckle are bent, wheel bearings are bad or the axle is bent.
Another possibility is mixing up hardware and using suspension bolts in place of caliper mount. Look with a flashlight and make sure the caliper mount bolt clears or remove and measure it .