Mechanics

LEAKAGE

2000 Ford Explorer

2000 Ford Explorer V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles

Yes, I went to get new tires for the front of my car. They told me that there was oil on the front left wheel. What could this be?
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Mgarth
January 12, 2009.



Check all around braking system for leaks of brake fluid?

BRAKE CALIPERS & PADS
NOTE: Procedure for removing/installing front and rear calipers is same.

Removal
NOTE: To prevent master cylinder overflow when caliper piston is depressed, remove and discard some brake fluid from master cylinder.

Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel. Remove brake hose-to-caliper bolt. Remove and plug hose. Place a large " C" clamp on caliper. Tighten clamp to bottom piston in cylinder bore. Remove clamp.
Remove caliper pin bolts. Remove caliper from rotor. Remove brake pads. Remove anchor plate rail clips. Check brake pad wear.
On all models except Excursion and Super Duty Pickup, replace brake pads if lining is less than.04" (1.0 mm) above backing plate at any point. On Excursion and Super Duty Pickup, replace pads if lining is less than.06" (1.5 mm) above backing plate or rivets at any point.

Dave H
Jan 12, 2009.