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Brake Problems-Help!

Discussion in 'General Explorations!!' started by duponts, October 1, 2002.

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    1. duponts

      duponts New Member

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      I have a 2000 Ford Explorer XLT - SOHC - the brakes up front (somtimes on the left side sometimes on the right) make a grinding/rubbing noise right before I come to a stop when hitting the brakes. Took the truck to Ford and Midas to have brakes checked and they said the brakes were fine --pads not worn at all-- mysteriously they said they didn't hear the same noise I did. Took it to another shop who told me my brakes were fine but that noise might be caused by aftermarket brakes installed. I just bought the truck used so I have no idea what brakes are on there now. Any suggestions/tips on what might be wrong with the brakes? The noise gets worse as the truck is about to make a final stop.
       
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    3. TSTONE

      TSTONE Giddy up! Elite Explorer

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      My 97 does the same thing occasionaly - no rhyme or reason.
       
    4. Howard

      Howard Moderator Elite Explorer Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      It could be the pads. they may be made of a harder material. Try changing them to normal ones.
       
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      Robert Well-Known Member

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      I'll second the pads. When I put Performance Products "Extreme Performance" pads on my '97 it made a grinding type sound whenever I used more than 50% pressure on the pedal.
       
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      Do you think it could be a problem with the rotors?
       

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