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Rear brakes holding when I started to drive.

My rear brakes hold when I drive. The brake caliper is good.

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  • bigdoggnotu Dec 29, 2008

    Wow, I thought that it was just my Explorer. My back brakes hold too an sometimes stick on when the car is off. I recently got new brakes/pads/rotors,etc and fixed the ball joint on the rear passenger side. Also my explorer makes a tire rubbing noise but when i check it,there's no scuff marks or anything..

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You will have to take the main rotors off and behind that is what looks like "baby" brake pads and this is what operates the parking brakes and sometimes they can hang up due to rust or wore out you have to remove the caliper and the rotor and they are just inside when you take the rotor off you will see them you can try an auto zone or napa for diagram pictures and prices of new ones

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  1. Remove the front wheels. Front brake caliper (exploded view) toyota-09-00-5838.gif

  2. Loosen the caliper bleeder.
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To Install:
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  2. Install the bushing on the slide pin.
  3. Install the slide pin on the caliper support.
  4. Install the brake pad support plates on the caliper supports.
  5. Lubricate the anti squeal shims with brake grease.
  6. Install the anti squeal shims on the brake pads.
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  8. Install the caliper on the support.
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Rear To Remove:
  1. Remove the rear wheels.
  2. Loosen the caliper bleeder. Rear brake caliper (exploded view) toyota-09-00-5842.gif

  3. Hold the slide pin; remove the 2 mounting bolts and rear brake caliper assembly from the support.
  4. Support the caliper.
  5. Open the brake bleeder. Press the caliper piston into the bore.
  6. Close the bleeder after the piston has reached the bottom of the caliper bore.
  7. Remove the brake pads, support plates, and anti squeal shims.
  8. Remove the slide pins from the caliper support.
To Install:
  1. Lubricate the slide pins with brake grease.
  2. Install the slide pin on the caliper support.
  3. Install the brake pad support plates on the caliper supports.
  4. Lubricate the anti squeal shims with brake grease.
  5. Install the anti squeal shims on the brake pads.
  6. Install the rear pads on the caliper support.
  7. Install the rear caliper on the support.
  8. Install the 2 mounting bolts, hold the slide pins and tighten 25 ft-lb (34 Nm).
  9. Fill the reservoir and bleed the brakes.
  10. Install the front wheels.
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These instructions came from Auto Zone's website and their free, online repair guides. Just plug in your make, model and year and you can get exact instructions and pictures for your repair. Sweeeeeeet! Good Luck!
  1. Loosen the wheel lug nuts slightly.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  3. Remove the wheels.
  4. Disconnect the brake hose from the caliper. Plug the end of the hose to prevent loss of fluid. Some brake lines have a union bolt and gasket type line attached to the caliper. Do NOT lose the washers.
0900c152801a856d.jpgRemove the brake hose union bolt with gaskets from the caliperHave a container handy to catch brake fluid from the disconnected lines.
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  1. With two hands, lift up and remove the caliper assembly.
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0900c152801a856f.jpgThe sliding pins should be greased with Lithium-based grease before installation
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Install the brake hose lock securely in the lock hole, in the caliper.
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  4. Check for leaks.
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