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Brakes have a 1996 ford explorer are the rear brakes drum or rotors?

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  • hlfbrd2271 Feb 15, 2009

    parts store says there rotors are they right?

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They are drum.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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    yadayada Feb 15, 2009

    They are right, 96 had disc, 94 and 95 drum.

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