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2004 freestar need to do back brakes i think i froze them and there is brake fulid leaking. i broke the seal. what now

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New calipers now. and i had to replace both discs. Ford Freestar is renowned for it's rear brakes wearing prematurely.

anyway, after forcing banging, and utterly destroying two heavy duty c-clamps, i check forums and found you MUST rent a tool from an auto parts store (mine was free loaner from Checker, just had to give them $80 and bring it back undamagaed, they give you back 100% back). Anyway the tool twists the calipers as it pushes them back. you cannot just force the calipers back with straight force.

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FORD: 2000-2007 Taurus
2000-2003 Windstar
2004-2007 Freestar MERCURY: 2000-2005 Sable
2004-2007 Monterey
This article supersedes TSB 05-14-5 to update the Service Procedure and vehicle model years. ISSUE: Some 2000-2007 Taurus, 2000-2005 Sable, 2000-2003 Windstar, and 2004-2007 Freestar/Monterey vehicles, equipped with a 4F50N, AX4N, or AX4S transaxle, may exhibit an erratic fluid level reading on the transaxle dipstick and possible leaks around the filler tube and grommet. The condition may be due to a restricted transaxle vent.
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    • Taurus and Sable with floor shifter - Must face to the rear of the vehicle with the flat edge of vent base parallel to the chain cover boss (Figure 2)


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  10. Install one end of a 24" (61 cm) long piece of 5/16" (8 mm) vacuum hose to the 90° vent stem and secure with a small hose clamp.
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    • Windstar, Freestar, and Monterey (Figure 3, 4, and 5)
    • Taurus and Sable with column shifter (Figure 6)
    • Taurus with floor shifter (Figure 7)


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