MY REAR BRAKES ARE SOUNDING LIKE BEGINING METAL...

  • Tiny
  • cmzannn
  • 1992 Ford Taurus
  • 140 miles

My rear brakes are sounding like begining metal. Can I just replace shoes or paads.I believe it has 1st generation abs. Does that hinder a easy swap"

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 AT 5:11 AM

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  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
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  • 25,270 posts

Brake repairs are no different with or without ABS. You just have to watch that you don't damage the wheel speed sensor and tone ring.

Replacing parts is hardly a brake job though. Be sure to have the drums or rotors machined, and replace them if they are beyond the published legal dimension. Use high-temperature brake grease on the appropriate points. Be careful to not get any grease on the linings and friction surfaces.

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 AT 5:44 AM
  • Tiny
  • cmzannn
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Car proz. Once again you have given this novice a quick concise answer. Thanx. You guyz are the undisputed best on the web.

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 AT 1:57 PM
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  • caradiodoc
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Yes indeed. I have a lot of people fooled.

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Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 AT 7:41 PM

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