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Today 11-15-2020 I installed the electric shift motor for the transfer case.
It took all of 10 minutes to install, very easy.
Everything is working as it should and no more codes.

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Very good, how much, and what brand was that? I got a new one for my BW4406 TC years ago, they seemed to all be about $75 then. It's the same one for many Ford TC's, for the 91-01 Explorers and the bigger BW4406 models. I saw a rebuild thread of them before I had to buy one, and it looked like a good bit of work to go through one.
 




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The brand is Dorman. I will update this post if it doesn't hold up over time.
I have had good luck with Dorman parts in the past, but time will tell.
 




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Sounds good. I have high hopes for Dorman, because they make so many parts that are unavailable anywhere. I have assorted parts of theirs too, the door strikers are most common to think of, but the front driveshaft CV joints are available from two companies. I have used their CV joint kit, and it worked fine. The one from Detroit Axle I would avoid, that seems to be a poor quality brand.
 




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NOW take the old stock one apart and rebuild it, so when the dorman fails you can go right back to the good stuff!!!

Well done!! glad shes fixed
 




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Around 5-30-2019 I installed front brakes, rotors, and Brake hoses to fix a brake pull to the left.
Today 11-27-2020 I replaced the front brakes again. New pads, new rotors, and remanufactured calipers.
I was feeling a slight brake pulsation and started hearing noises coming from the front brakes.

Now I am hard on my brakes and for a while my rear drum brakes were not doing much I'm sure. I just replaced them(pics in previous post).
Couple those factors along with the 31 inch heavy tires I installed when I got this truck and maybe that's why I am baking these brakes like they are in an oven. Or.... maybe I just need to try another brand of brake pads if these fail too soon.

I am going to break this up into a couple of posts due to all the pictures I want to show.
Here are the brake pads and rotors. There are hot spots and even some small cracking on the rotors. The pads are cracked as well.

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Here is the small cracking I found on one of the rotors.
I didn't look close enough at the other one to see if it had cracks too, but it probably does.
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New Rotors and Pads. Pretty straight forward, I will add these pads are the top of the line that they had in stock and were the same as the ones I installed back in 5-30-2019. They have a number stamped on them ending in FF which is a friction rating. Later the letter in the alphabet, the better the friction. Both being F's means the same friction is there cold and hot. I have FE's on my 2000 Explorer and will look for FF's the next time I replace them. The pads came with all new anti-rattle hardware.

The pads

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The rotors

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Remanufactured calipers.
Here is where I was a little disappointed in the quality of the parts I bought.
I ordered two Wearever brand calipers with brackets online but when I picked them up one was a brand called OEM and the other was Wearever.
The Wearever caliper was very nice looking quality, new pistons and everything looked like it was put together correctly - a quality remanufactured part. The OEM brand caliper.....just not the same.
Pulling it out of the box I saw one of the dust boots was not installed correctly and one of the caliper pistons was dented like someone threw it across the room before installing it. I did receive another Wearever brand caliper but it was not much more promising than the OEM brand one.


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The caliper in the white box was the first Wearever one I received and looked very nice.
Here it is.
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I did not take any pictures of the caliper with the OEM brand name on the box.
Here is the replacement caliper I got, at least it came in a Wearever box!
The first thing I saw was the caliper bracket was black, unlike all the other parts. OK?
Then I saw that there are two different pistons in it. LOL. Maybe I am being too picky.
At least all the dust boots on this one are installed correctly.
I did end up using it and it seems to work well at the moment, time will tell if it holds up. LOL.

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Here is where both calipers had issues. The caliper slide bolts.
I noticed the thread was different from my original ones. The bolts heads were one size smaller too.
Then I noticed that three of the 4 bolts were short like the one on the left in the picture. The second one from the left was a bit longer huh?
The two bolts to the right are the original ones so I used them but had to use the old caliper slide pins because they were different threads.
I cleaned all 4 of my original slide pins and lubed them up real good, and also used all 4 of my original bolts and everything seems to be functional now. It is a shame that parts like this end up on part store shelves and eventually peoples vehicles, I wish the people rebuilding these calipers took a little more pride in their work.

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Getting close to that 300,000 mile mark!

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Interesting that your brakes look pretty bad and my mail truck brakes look okay. I don't claim my brakes look great, because mail delivery is the top severe duty application. I am very hard on brakes. But I use a decent rotor brand, nothing high dollar though I have used a few, no real difference in lifespan etc.

I try to keep my stock calipers, I have rarely had to replace any of them(two on my 91 from being undriven for years(both stuck and cooked the seals).

I have gone through all kinds of pads, I did the parts store lifetime stuff back in the 90's. I got less life from those than any aftermarket brands that were called severe duty and cost more. Over the years I have leaned towards EBC, but aside from those and a couple of other brands not typically available in local stores, OEM Ford is very good. So I don't buy any pads that are warranted, I didn't like them much, they wore out too fast.

With my 2nd gen's, the Ford severe duty pads work very well for me. I've bought the same part numbers for a few years, Rock Auto has had the best consistent prices, I've bought a couple three from Amazon too.

See if this link pulls up the Motorcraft BRSD652 pads;
 




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Those did come up on rockauto. Its good to know they are available.
Do you know if they have a stamping on them that ends with FE or FF?
 




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I just went and grabbed a box of those front pads. I found three sets, two in brown boxes and one in a Ford box. I must have ordered the wrong end the last time I got brakes in the Summer. So I have too many of the fronts now, and may not have the rears at all. I'll have to dig around soon. The part numbers are all the same, 2U2Z-2V001-AD.

I never knew about these pads until one day I was browsing the Rock Auto site, and noticed three different front pads. So I doubt many people have tried them, they are among the last listed there. It's amazing how many pad choices there are(I'd guess 30+) for 95-01 Explorers.
 




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