But do they really want to cut corners on their brakes? The piston movement forces the brake pads in contact with the spinning rotor. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed April 21, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. If the drum sticks, tap round the edge with a soft-faced hammer. How about traction control that pulse the breaks? I drove several Volvos in the 70's and 80's and found the rear brakes disc wore almost twice as fast as the fronts. .
The first location is at the parking brake control, the second location is at the parking brake cable equalizer. The top-of-the-range Titanium version we drove had handsome leather-trimmed seats, metallic trim, and power-operated front seats with memory settings for the driver. Exposed heads score and ruin the brake drums. Any information and help will be useful. The recall began on May 26,2015. So that you can refit the drum in the same position, paint a mark on one wheel stud and against the hole in the drum through which it fits.
Once the stubborn set screw is loosened, finish unscrewing with a screwdriver. The bushing that attaches the transmission shifter cable to the transmission may degrade over time and cause the bushing to detach from the transmission. But on a few types of car the hub is rather wide and covers the springs, so they have to be unfastened. These rotors may not cool as efficiently as the original equipment or premium aftermarket rotors. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed September 8, 2017. The rate at which rotors wear depends on a lot of variables: the type of brake pads on the car, the metallurgy hardness and quality of the castings, how efficiently the rotors cool themselves, the type of driving the vehicle is subjected to, the braking style of the driver aggressive or easy and exposure to moisture and road salt.
Rare but possible I suppose. If the brakes are adjusted manually, slacken them See before you remove the drums. If they are relatively smooth with minimal grooving, they may not need to be cut. Next weekend I'm doing the back brakes. It can also lead to rotor or drum warpage and a pulsating brake pedal. Premium rotors also have better metallurgy, and are manufactured with tighter quality controls.
Vented rotors are almost always used for the front brakes, while vented or non-vented rotors may be used in the back where braking loads and heat are usually less. Do not get oil in the drum. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. There are springs for the drums but not for the calipers. Rotor runout also can be corrected using a conventional bench lathe, but it requires a multi-step process.
Steering is light but never sluggish, and quite accurate. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. The rotors wear every time the brakes are applied. Once the rotor is worn beyond discard thickness, it must be replaced. Driver foot force is boosted then converted into hydraulic pressure which forces the piston to move inside the caliper. The bushing that attaches the transmission shifter cable to the transmission may degrade over time and cause the bushing to detach from the transmission.
The Escape can tow a maximum of 3500 pounds. Runout specifications vary from as low as 0. Examine the nut carefully to see if it has a left-hand thread. On April 30, 2015, Ford expanded the recall to cover an additional 45,505 vehicles, including certain model year 2014-2015 Ford Transit Connect vehicles manufactured November 11, 2013, to August 29, 2014, 2014-2015 Ford Fiesta vehicles manufactured April 10, 2014, to June 17, 2014 and 2014 Ford Edge vehicles manufactured April 30, 2014, to May 21, 2014. To reduce costs, General Motors reportedly deleted chromium a rust-inhibiting ingredient that has been used in some of their cast iron rotor alloys. If the gauge shows enough metal left to safely turn it, the drum can be resurfaced to restore and true the surface.
Specific warning chimes, messages and warning lights. Mark one wheel stud and hole with paint so that you can refit the drum in the same position. Before refitting, check the figure with your local dealer or the car service manual. Cast rotors are less expensive and more rigid than composite rotors. Ford offers a bevy of features, but even in the top trim level, everything except blind-spot monitoring and reverse parking sensors are optional.
On most cars you do not need to remove the pull-off springs before taking off the shoes. Escape City is an unofficial Ford Escape site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by, or affiliated with, Ford Motor Company. I'm even surprised you got 48 k milles on the rear brakes. If the wheel has been balanced on the car, the balance of the brake drum will have been taken into account. It varies considerably from one vehicle manufacturer to the next, and according to vehicle size and type of brakes used.