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How many miles do u get on a 98 ford taurus once the red light go

Also have a serious brake repair problem. been in the shop 9 times in the last 1 1/2 yrs. and still not fixed---no one can figure it out. pedal vibrates, so replaced rotors, pads, proportioning valve, calipers, bla, bla bla---if u really email back, i'll put hubby on----thanks

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  • fatherpov Dec 14, 2008

    The rotors are CONSTANTLY over heating, which is causing them to warp before they even have 1500 miles (?? approx) on them, after almost every time the car is driven, no matter the distance!! We live in a rural area, and drive almost exclusively highway/limited braking miles. The rotors get so hot, they will burn your hands to the touch!!! I have already had the COMPLETE braking system checked out (rear brakes working properly, etc) along with the front end (tie-rods etc) and NOTHING has been found!!! Forgive my caps and !!!, lots of built up FRUSTRATION and $$$$$$ we just don't have. If it helps the car has approx 180,000 miles on it. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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    ZappaNut May 11, 2010

    You have my attention.

    9 times in the shop and no solution was found to this problem?

    put the hubby on .



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Sounds like the calipers are not releasing . I have had the brake HOSE fracture on the inside and have a flap of rubber fold down creating a one way valve every time you apply the brakes.
180k on it? you must have done the head gasket already then... but so long as you don't do jack rabbit starts , it should last another 100k easy. ( I just gave up on a 96 that had 340k on it ...)

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