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Re: locked front disc brakes
If you are unable to get the disk to slide in between the brake pads,you can open them up with a screw driver or even an old butter knife.If you are talking about another type of problem,Please post back with more details.
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proportional valves are designed to give the right amount of hydraulic pressure to the back brake to prevent them locking up with a resultant loss of control of the vehicle
replacement of calipers would only be need once to fix jammed or leaking pistons but the pads may have to be replaced more often.
if it only the front brakes that is the problem ,I suspect that the fault will be in the compensating ports of the master cylinder that is not releasing the fluid back into the reservoir and the resultant heat build up from the pads still in contact with the discs is building up brake pressure and so keeping the pads on the discs to the point where lock up is evident
failed proportioning valves will result in no brake action to the rear wheels or rear wheel lock up
If parts are not available from the manufacturer spares department, they should be still be available from reputable brake shops as car manufacturers do not make brake parts as such but rely on brake manufacturers to supply items to specifications
the unit will be repairable by an accredited shop and failing that would be available from the wreckers.
Brake discs with pads need to be changed both sides on the same axle. Slacken the lug nuts and then lift the corner of the car and remove the wheel. Put a screwdriver tip between the brake pad and the disc and twist until a couple of millimeters of gap has opened up, do this front and back of the disc. Now remove the two large caliper securing bolts and lift the caliper up. locate the caliper body so that its weight does not pull on the rubber brake hose ( piece of wire to hold it temporarily to the strut spring is good). The disc is located by a couple of small screws. Remove these and the disc will come off the wheel studs. Fit the new disc and reinstate by reversing the steps above. Note if you have pushed the pads back far enough when removing the calipers then the caliper should refit easily over the unworn and therefore fatter new disc even with new pads fitted. put a small dab of anti-seaze grease (CopperEaze or similar) on the back of each pad as this will prevent squeal. Tighten the caliper bolts thoroughly when reassembling. Remember to pump the brake peddle back to pressure to re-seat the new pads to discs before test driving. Now do the same to the other side. If you are new to this the fist wheel is a voyage of discovery and the second wheel will take a quarter of the time.
Section 06-03: Brakes, Front Disc
1999 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Brake Shoe and Lining
Remove brake master cylinder filler cap (2162). Check fluid level in brake master cylinder reservoir (2K478) . Remove brake fluid until brake master cylinder reservoir is half full. Discard removed fluid.
Raise vehicle on hoist.
Remove wheel and tire assembly from front disc brake rotor mounting face. Use care to avoid damage or interference with disc brake caliper (2B120) , front disc brake rotor shield (2K004) or front wheel knuckle (3K185) .
Remove rear brake pin retainers (2N386).
NOTE: It is not necessary to disconnect hydraulic connections.
Lift disc brake caliper from front disc brake caliper anchor plate (2B292) and front disc brake rotor (1125) . Do not pry directly against metal caliper piston or damage will occur.
NOTE: To prevent damage, do not allow disc brake caliper to hang by the front brake hose (2078) .
Position disc brake caliper out of the way.
Remove inner outer brake shoe and lining (2001) assembly from front disc brake caliper anchor plate .
Inspect both rotor braking surfaces. Minor scoring or buildup of lining material does not require machining or replacement of front disc brake rotor.
remove the 2 pins, #10 in pic. Usually has a dust cover over pin accessopening. Usually torx haed or hex head bolts (pins).
if the drums were replaced then you have drum brakes the l200 saturns had two options for brakes anti lock brakes it has all disc brakes without anti lock it has disc on front and drum on rear hope this helps
If you have no idea where the spacers went ,then try them on any way ,You will know if they are in the right position as the disc break will only line up one way .and when you spin the wheel it should run fairly free .If it binds then its not right .
no, here's the procedure for 2002 windstar, should be similar. please rate, thanks.
NOTE: This procedure applies to both the LH and RH halfshaft assemblies.
Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
Remove the front wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
Insert a steel rod in the brake disc to prevent the halfshaft from turning while removing the front axle wheel end nut.
CAUTION: The front axle wheel end nut is a torque prevailing design nut. Do not reuse it. Remove the nut and washer.
Remove the steel rod in the brake disc.
WARNING: Remove or tape the brake pads to prevent them from falling out of the anchor plate. CAUTION: To prevent damage to the brake hose, do not allow the disc brake caliper to hang suspended from the hose. Remove the bolts and position the disc brake caliper aside.
Remove the front brake anti-lock sensor harness from the clip.
Remove and discard the nut and bolt.
If necessary, use a punch and a hammer to drive the bolt out of the knuckle.
CAUTION: Position the end of the pry bar outside the bushing pocket to avoid damage to the bushing. CAUTION: Do not damage the front wheel driveshaft joint boot (3A331). Separate the front suspension lower arm from the knuckle.
CAUTION: Never use a hammer to separate the front wheel driveshaft joint (3B413) from the wheel hub. Damage to the joint threads and internal components can result. Using the special tool, press on the front wheel driveshaft joint until it is loose in the wheel hub.
Rotate the front wheel knuckle rearward, while pulling it outward at the bottom and remove the front wheel driveshaft joint from the wheel hub.
Using a pry bar, separate the inboard CV joint housing assembly (3B436) (3B437) from the transaxle.
CAUTION: Do not damage the differential seal. Remove the halfshaft assembly with both hands.
Lubricate the differential seal.
Use MERCON® V Automatic Transmission Fluid XT-5-QM or equivalent meeting MERCON® V specifications.
CAUTION: Install a new circlip every time you remove the halfshaft from the vehicle. On the RH side halfshaft only, install a new circlip in the groove in the inboard CV joint stub shaft.
Start one end in the groove and work the circlip over the shaft and into the groove. This will prevent the circlip from over-expanding.
CAUTION: Do not damage the inboard CV joint housing assembly and the differential seal. NOTE: If necessary, use a non-metallic mallet to aid in seating the circlip in the differential side gear groove (RH) or inboard CV joint housing (LH). Tap only on the outboard front wheel driveshaft joint. Align the inboard CV joint housing splines with the differential side gear splines (RH) or output shaft splines (LH), and push the inboard CV joint housing assembly inward until the circlip seats in the differential side gear (RH) or inboard CV joint housing (LH).
Align the front wheel driveshaft joint splines and the wheel hub splines, and push the joint into the wheel hub as far as possible.
Install the washer and the old nut. Using the old nut, seat the front wheel driveshaft joint in the hub. Remove the old nut and discard it.
Connect the suspension lower arm to the knuckle.
CAUTION: Install a new bolt and nut. Install the new bolt and nut.
Insert a steel rod in the brake disc to prevent the halfshaft from turning while installing the new front axle wheel end nut.
Apply a small patch of Loctite 242 or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSK-M2G351-A5 to the last five front wheel driveshaft joint threads.
CAUTION: Install and tighten the new front axle wheel end nut to specification in a continuous rotation. Stopping the rotation during installation will cause the nylon lock to set incorrectly. This will cause incorrect torque readings while tightening the nut, and lead to bearing failure. Always install a new front axle wheel end nut after loosening the nut, or when the nut has not been installed to specification in a continuous rotation. Install and tighten the new nut to specification in a continuous rotation.
Remove the steel rod from the brake disc.
Position the disc brake caliper and install the bolts.
Install the front brake anti-lock sensor harness in the clip.
Install the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
Lower the vehicle.
Check and, if necessary, fill the transaxle to the correct level with the specified fluid. For additional information, refer to Section 307-01 .
Hi ...... I dont have experience of this particular model but something is def'ly wrong with the set-up as you have it.Take it apart and apply the brake with the disc in the caliper (support wheel on blocks/bricks whatever) and the put spindle through the wheel. This will show you the wheel 'centred' and give an indication which spacers you have go where. Only other thing you might have done is placed the speedo drive into the wheel without engaging correctly. Disconect at the clock/speedo and whilst spinning the wheel look to see if the cable is turning OK.
Good Luck ........... any problems let us know.