Hello, I recently replaced my rear brake calipers and right rear brake hose (was in a time crunch and the left rear hose was a dealer only item that couldn't be delivered for 3 days) and am having a problem getting the brakes back the way they were before I started messing with them. I am having a real hard time getting a good firm pedal.
I read through the archives and fund this post that I believe is somewhat similar:
Question: 2002 Ford Explorer 4x4 mileage: 50,000. For the past year or so I have be plagued with rapid front Disc pad wear. This week I replaced the front calipers & pads, also replaced the rear wheel cylinders and did a complete brake fluid bleed. I notice when driving that the front brakes are getting "smoking hot" while the rear drums can be touched and barely feel warm. I adjusted the rear shoes correctly, but still the front pads are getting "very" hot. Where should I be looking next? Is there something that is not allowing the rear brakes to do their share of the work? Help.
Answer: Your brake problem is probably caused by a rear anti-lock brake valve, which is not working properly and holding back the pressure.
Also, when bleeding the front brakes, we would push the pedal down, open the bleeder, the pedal would sink to the floor, and then we would close off the bleeder. We did the same for the rear brakes, but when we opened the bleeder, fluid came out but the pedal didn't go to the floor like it did with the front brakes. Is this an issue with the rear ABS valve? If so, what can I do to fix it. Thanks!
have the same problem?
Monday, August 27th, 2007 AT 8:38 AM