2000 Mercury Sable removing rotors

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TOM DARDEN
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  • 2000 MERCURY SABLE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,850 MILES
How do I remove the front rotors?
They have only been on the front for about 3 years.
I live in a remote area, with a lot of twisties, and elevation changes.
I had ceramic pads put on when the old ones were replaced.
Could that cause the wheel to almost litterly jerk out of my hands.
I want to get them turned.
Whether the shop will do that will determine whether I get them replaced.
I think that I used your site before, and had confusion on how to find your answer.
I made a donation at the end.
If you feel that my donation is not reasonable, let me know.
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Thank You
Tom darden
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Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 AT 10:06 AM

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Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Hi
fairly straight forward job jack up ,support remove caliper by taking out two pin bolts, see diagram


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/198357_Graphic_562.jpg


Then remove two bolts holding anchor plate to steering knuckle, rotor will pull off may need light tap.
Hope this helps
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Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 AT 12:10 PM
Tiny
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Will there be any issue with the calipers starting to compress?
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Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 AT 5:16 PM
Tiny
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Not unless caliper is faulty being dual piston ues old pad and C clamp to compress both at same time
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Thursday, August 12th, 2010 AT 3:21 PM
Tiny
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Make sure to remove the brake master cylinder cap when you do this and also remove excess old fluid that will surely fall out. A vacuum pump works wonders, but a simple paper towel dip is good for the cheap.

Also after you reassemble everything, make sure to pump the brakes before turning on the car. Then with the Emergency Brake "ON" turn the engine on and continue to pump those brakes. Not sure what it is about these cars, but if you don't do this, you won't have brake pressure and could go backwards into a tree or your neighbors front door.

After you have hard pressure and can feel it tight, release the E Brake, and back up slowly to further pressurize the system.
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Thursday, August 12th, 2010 AT 8:06 PM

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