2005 Ford Explorer



January, 12, 2009 AT 8:07 PM

Brakes problem
2005 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

Last weekend, I tried to replace the rear brakes in our 2005 Ford Explorer. Everthing went fine until it came to removing the old rotors. I had the rotors loose but they would not come off due to the emergency brake or at least I think what was holding it on. I did not want to pound on it to hard for fear of breaking it. Any help would be neccessary!


4 Answers


Service Writer

January, 12, 2009 AT 8:20 PM

After the caliper is off, Whack the rotor with a hammer and spin it and whack it again. IT will work off. If anything let's go, it was probably ready to replace anyways.


Dave H

January, 12, 2009 AT 8:21 PM

Remove the brake pads. For additional information, refer to BRAKE PADS.
NOTE: If the brake disc binds on the parking brake shoe and lining, remove the adjustment hole knockout panel or access plug and contract the parking brake shoe and lining.

NOTE: If the brake disc cannot be removed easily, apply rust penetrant on the brake disc-to-hub mating surfaces.

Remove the brake disc.


Service Writer

January, 13, 2009 AT 6:07 AM

Up here in snow and salt country, the adjusters aren't too cooperative too often. Almost all of them I do, I have to remove the adjuster and free it, clean it and lube it.



August, 11, 2012 AT 5:46 PM

I have a 2005 ford explorer sport the passenger side rear brake caliper is loose the 2 bolts have been tighten the the pads are still loose not by much but when I brake it makes a grinding noise the rotor is in good condition please help with some advice

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