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Front and rear brakes locking up 1999 cougar - Cougar Mercury Cars & Trucks

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SOURCE: brake pad replacement 1999 new jetta gls

These are not much different from most modern disc brake systems. Once the wheel is off, you will find the caliper assembly is held on with guide pins that screw into place. Little spring clips hold the pads to the caliper. If you do one side at a time you can reference the other to make sure you get it back together right. Be sure to unhook any speed and wear sensors before pulling the caliper off. Use a coat hanger or other wire to suspend the caliper. (not good to hang by the hose) Take the cap off the brake master and compress the brake pistons with a C clamp before you try to put the new pads in place. If the master overflows you will want some rags there to catch it. Brake fluid and paint don't get along very well. To do the job right, you need a dial caliper to check the thickness of the rotors. The minimum thickness is stamped into the hubs on most VWs. If there are scores or lines worn into the rotor they need to be removed and machined. If not, you may be able to remove the glaze from the rotors with some fine sandpaper and lots of elbow grease. ( I always take mine in for machining as it also ensures any warping is taken care of.) On vehicles with 4 wheel discs it is recomended to do all 4 at the same time, but NEVER replace in less than pairs. (front or rear) Another safety note, don't breath the black dust. It's carcinogenic.

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SOURCE: 1999 Cavalier rear brakes engage

you have to change the rear to the front line on your master cause of the proportioning valve is not on the good wheel

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Inspect the rear brakes for contamination from a possible leaking axle seal.

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SOURCE: the rear brakes on my 1999 chevy silverado 3500

hello fello car nuts! i have a '03 tahoe, while driving down the road the speedo needle would drop slowly to 0, i changed out the speedo sensor on the tail shaft of the tranny. in doing so this caused my brakes to go crazy. the ABS ligh comes on, the brake indicator light comes on, then the service brake alarm starts dinging, and every so often the peddle pulsates while pushing them! please help! i have tried to reset the computer by diconnecting the battery, but nothing helped..

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SOURCE: rear brakes locked up. 1990 chevy c1500 2wd pickup

did you see if they need replaced?
and also the emergancy cable may be froze

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I have a 1999 cougar and the back end keeps pulling out to the right like my drivers side wheel is locking up. What could be causing this??

Hello, some of the Front wheel drive cars used a rear suspension system which requires an Alignment just the same as the front end. You can get the rear Alignment separately but it is usually a packaged 4 wheel Alignment. Jack up the back end of the car and turn the wheels and check for them turning hard. This will indicate a brake or bearing problem.

The rear wheels do have an Emergency brake which can cause problems dragging even when not used. The bonded lining falls off the brake shoe when it rusts and the lining falls onto the rotating parts and gets ground up. Sometimes you will hear a noise like loose rust as you stop and start at low speeds. You can also have a sticking rear Caliper or drum brake.

The rear hubs have bearings which can fail; usually you will hear noises or have vibrations when the bearings are worn loose. Your best bet is to remove the rear brake rotor and visually inspect the Emergency brakes and feel the turning of the rear hub bearing. If you do not have the rear brake assembly on the car it will be easier to work on the bearing. Bearings are made 2 ways. The Sealed bearings are replaced as a hub unit. The Serviceable bearings have removeable bearings and races.

You want to have the rear bearing in good shape before having an Alignment. The Sealed bearing hubs are the easiest to replace by removing and replacing only bolts. The Serviceable bearings can require punching out and installing a new race, then packing the bearing with grease.

Some shops do both Brakes and Alignment and some just do the brakes. You can fix what you can handle before getting an Alignment or pay for both jobs. I hope you find my solution very helpful.

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Reset rear brake calipers to accomodate new brake pads

The rear caliber pistons can not be compressed like the fronts. They have to be rotated while compressing. There is a tool for that. You may be able to borrow it from one of the auto parts places. Some of them have a loaner program.

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Emergency brake for 1999 cougar

Not likely! cause the length wouldn't be right or the way it mounts. You could use one off of another cougar within a couple years make of yours.

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I need a rear suspension diagram for a 1999 Mercury Cougar

Item Part Number Description 1 Body mounting cup 2 Spring seat 3 Spring 4 Strut 5 Crossmember 6 Stabilizer bar 7 Front arm 8 Rear arm 9 Wheel spindle 10 Tie-bar 11 Dust cap 12 Brake drum 13 Hub retaining nut 14 Hub and bearing assembly 15 Backing plate 16 ABS sensor 17 Tie-bar mounting bracket

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