Rear brake

Tiny
BETHB123
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  • 2000 FORD MUSTANG
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
The brakes are having issues we tried changing the caliper, rotter and the brakes. The left rear brake rides really close to the rotter and it scratches an squecks. What could this be?
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Thursday, June 16th, 2011 AT 9:17 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Check the brake hose if its collapsed internally acting as a one way check valve and inspect caliper piston seal-its job is to retract the caliper piston
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Thursday, June 16th, 2011 AT 9:57 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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Have you removed the calipers and rotors?

The actual pads do ride against the rotor, this is normal, they just do not have pressure on them so that the rotors will "Free-wheel" until you apply brakes.

If your pads are "gone" and the rotor has deep "Gashes" or circles cut in them, from the metal coming thru the pads. This ain't good!

If the rotors are not too thin, or will not be too thin, when machined (turned), they are reusable

If they are/ will be too thin, they will have to be replaced. They are usually stamped with a minimal safe thickness.

If all is good! Use brake "Quiet-ner" on the backs of the pads to keep the squeaky away!---It's available at the auto parts store, I recommend you use it!

Insure your caliper are "Seated" properly when you install them and they are not "c. Ocked" or in a bind. If you are an amateur at this, do one side at at time, so you can reference the other for proper installation.

Let us know how it goes or if you need more assistance.

The Medic
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Thursday, June 16th, 2011 AT 10:19 PM

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