Hi all. I need a little help diagnosing a brake problem. My SUV truck is 2001 Ford Explorer Sport - SOHC 2 wheel drive. I recently replaced the rotors, brake pads and bearings on all 4 wheels.
Now my truck brakes on a dime especially when I brake hard. It also brakes smoothly with no issues when braking hard. However, I noticed that when braking at low speeds, my brakes appear to momentarily dissenguage or slip for a moment. This only happens when driving at low speeds. This does not happen every time but often enough to notice there is an issue.
I double checked for the proper torque on the caliper bolts. I didn't remove the brake line hoses from the caliper when I did the brake job. I don't think I did anything else to break the system so I don't see how I could have gotten air in the system.
So I am a little stumped what could be causing the issue. Could air in the line be causing this issue? I was experiencing so much pulsating in the brakes before I replaced the rotors that I guess I might not have noticed the truck doing this before. My only other thought was a sticky caliper. However, I doubt that because the calipers compressed just fine when I did the brake job.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, August 16th, 2006 AT 11:01 AM