Question about 1997 Ford Contour
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: touchy brakes
It is most likely a warped disk on the wheel that skid's replace the disc. If it has a drum brake then take off the drum check the pads for wear and they are firmly in place.The brake light problem is not connected to the skidding wheel. The brake light switch is on top of the brake pedal if the pedal goes down even a small bit this should activate the brake light switch. If the brake pedal is not moving down when you press it then let off the back brakes a bit they are adjusted to tight (only drum brakes can be adjusted)
Posted on Aug 10, 2009
The hard braking sounds like a faulty master cylinder and the light problem if I understand your explanation correctly is a brake light switch problem that may just need an adjustment or if corroded or very dirty may need replaced.
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
SOURCE: No vaccum on brake booster inlet
Did you have the recall done for this ?
The vacuum line from the brake booster is connected to a rubber hose, which goes to a metal tube. This goes towards the back of the intake.
The part on the intake was only hose pushed on the metal tube, and the intake. The recall part had metal spring clamps on it, so it could not come off.
This was only to happen if the intake had a back fire, I don't know if there were other conditions that it could happen.
The recall is 08S05
This is the best text I could find on it
FORD / F-150 2005-2006
LINCOLN / MARK LT 2005-2006
Recall Number: 08V208000
FORD IS RECALLING 605,684 MY 2005-2006 F-150 AND LINCOLN MARK LTVEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 5.4L 3-VALVE ENGINES. THE BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUMSUPPLY HOSE ATTACHED TO THE INTAKE MANIFOLD FITTING MAY SWELL OVER TIMEAND LOSE RETENTION FORCE. THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW THE HOSE TO BECOMEDETACHED FROM THE FITTING DURING AN INTAKE MANIFOLD BACKFIRE. SHOULDTHE HOSE DETACH FROM THE INTAKE MANIFOLD, SEVERAL BRAKE APPLICATIONSWITH POWER ASSIST WILL BE AVAILABLE BEFORE THE VACUUM RESERVE ISDEPLETED.
ONCE THE BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM RESERVE IS DEPLETED, THE DRIVER WILL HAVEFOUNDATION BRAKE FUNCTION, BUT WITH INCREASED BRAKE PEDAL EFFORT.REDUCED VEHICLE BRAKING COULD LEAD TO A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE A RUBBER HOSE ON THE BRAKE BOOSTER VACUUM SUPPLYTUBE ASSEMBLY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JULY 7,2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
FORD RECALL NO. 08S05. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAYTRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
You have air in the system, no matter that you bench bled the Master cylinder, air got in the system that is the only cause of this symptom other than a defective new part. Follow the guide lines below to bleed brakes.
To properly bleed the brakes, start with a couple of 8-ounce cans of fresh brake fluid. An unopened can has a long shelf life. An opened can should be discarded within a few weeks. Get the vehicle up in the air and remove all four wheels, you might be able to do this with the wheels on if you can swing a wrench on the bleeder valves. PLease read through the instructions completely before you start work, do not let the Master cylinder run dry of fluid.
Have a helper pump up the brake pedal, then open the right rear brake bleeder and bleed it until you don't hear anymore air bubbles coming out and the fluid stream is steady, next move to the left rear wheel and repeat, then to the right front and bleed that wheel cylinder, then repeat at the left front wheel cylinder. A tip hear, soak the bleeders with WD40 before you try to crack them open, DO NOT STRIP/ROUND OFF THE CYLINDER BLEEDERS, Use a box end wrench to get a good bite on the bleeders. When all the air is out of the system the fluid will be steady and not make a spurting noise, do not run the master out of fluid!
Posted on Jan 23, 2011
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