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Rear brake pads stuck in brackets

Car pulls to one side when brakes applied

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  • Ron Hobbs Oct 30, 2012

    The car has 8500 miles on it. At times when the brakes are applied the car will pull to the right or left but not always. The calipers brackets and pads were removed fully cleaned and reassembled. However the car still pulls.

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This is a warranty issue leave it alone and see the dealer.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

Testimonial: "I haven't taken the car back to the dealership yet but the advice gives me something to work with when I do. Thanks"

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  • Ron Hobbs Oct 30, 2012

    I can see why you're a "top Ford Expert" with brilliant advice like that. Boy is my face red! A warranty issue, I wouldn't have thought of that in a hundred years.

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    yadayada Oct 30, 2012

    I am not sure if you are macs or glad, but this should never happen on a Ford with 8,500 miles, they will fix it just request the factory representative if the dealer staff are not helpful. I fixed many cars out of regular warranty for problems with brakes just like this, worked in a Ford dealer 20 years. But if you are giving me a bad time and think I don't know about how to get a Ford fixed you are wrong, just. ignore my advice and pay for yourself

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    yadayada Oct 30, 2012

    mad not macs, just love spell check! And once again good luck with this problem.

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    yadayada Oct 30, 2012

    Please rate my free help for fixya.

  • Ron Hobbs Oct 30, 2012

    Now If you had given that advice the first time, I would not have been so snarly, please accept my apology. The repairs carried out by the dealer, according to them, were not covered under warranty and consequently I was charged but the problem was not solved and I'm out $190.

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    yadayada Oct 30, 2012

    AOK, hope you get it fixed without to much hassle, remember call the factory hotline in the owners manual if the dealer is not helpful or doesn't fix the problem and by the way if you paid to have this fixed then take it back and get your money back issue the idiots.

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