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Have a 93 ford explorer and want to change rotors and brake pads, have done a number of these on different vehicles but have not seen a set up like this, how to you go about changing rotor's on this vehicle??

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All you might need to rock the rotor/hub back & forth at the same time you use a magnet or pick. It should come out.

Good luck and be careful.

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Removal & Installation
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  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  3. Remove the wheels.
  4. Remove the disc brake caliper guide pins.
It is not necessary to disconnect the hydraulic lines.
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Pulls to the right when driving

You should really change both sides at the same time. Your new pads are not broken in yet, and will not work as well as the pads on the other side. If you did not roughen up the glazed rotor, have it turned or change it, the new pad may not work well for a while on the old glazed surface.
I know it's expensive, but on my personal vehicles, I always replace the rotors when I replace the pads. That way, you have the same braking power as when the car was new. Also, I love my wife, and she drives my cars.


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This seems like two different vehicles with two different problems. first the 1997 Ford Explorer- with new rotors and pad. I can almost guaranty that the rotor and pads that were replace are "after market" parts. If it is true,then the brake pad are at fault 95% of the time, the other 5% is the rotor. This because alot of after market parts are alot cheaper and are poorly manufactured out of cheap materials. I would recommend Motor-craft rotors and pads for this vehicle and that would take care of this problem. However if it is original parts on the car the dust shield on the hub may be to blamed, may have gotten bent into rotor during brake job. As far as ABS re-learn braking pattern that all BS that's absolutely 100% NOT TRUE. I am ASE certified in brakes and I never heard of such nonsense. As for the 1999 Explorer this problem is the ABS system applying it self prematurely. The sound that you feel on the pedal is when the ABS is active. Most common reason for this is a bad abs/wheel speed sensor, it could have gotten damaged during the brake job or grease or rust or something is between the sensor and sensor gear/ring. I have seen this many times before, just re-check everything. The abs becomes active because it detects a slip or brakes locking up or in your case maybe a false reading from sensor. Good luck and contact me if you need more help

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