Question about 1996 Ford Taurus
I have a 1996 ford taurus GL how do I figure out if the rear brake are disc or drum the mechanic I'm working with doesn't seem to know I don't want to order the wrong parts to replace my rotors and brake pads
Your car has disc brakes on the front. If the rear brakes look similar, you have rear discs. If not, they are drum brakes. I can not give a better answer, because the Tauras has 4 different engine options and you did not list that info with your question. What is the 8th digit of your VIN code? That tells which engine option you have.
Posted on Nov 07, 2014
Hi Lydell, all station wagons & models w/ ABS have 4 wheel disc brakes;Standard sedans have front disc,rear drum. If your 'mechanic' can't tell by a quick look under your car,RUN don't walk to a qualified shop.! Best of luck.
Posted on Nov 03, 2014
If its a disc brake you can see the disc
Posted on Nov 02, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the piston need to be turn clock wise and push at the same time make sure when you turn it the rubber around the piston dont get damaged it stick to the piston and get torn before you turn just make sure it not sticking to the piston at the auto part store they sell the toll to turn the piston its cheap$$ hope it FIXYA our post thanks pierre
Posted on Jul 06, 2008
most brake lines are 1/8"(0.125) suprised parts store couldnt cross reference for you generally you can buy the line prefab with all fittings the right bends and length alot easier to install hope this helps
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
hi its rare the pads stick to the rotor but obviously this one was welded metal to metal so if the other sides not down to the metal you won,t have the same problem now getting the piston back into the caliper if you don,t have the tool its going to be fiddling but you need to get some pressure on the piston as to shove it back in not to much as you have stated it has to be screwed back in once a pressure has been applied [could try using you c-clamp ] then the slots in the piston insert something that will turn the piston it will locate and start to screw back your going to need pateince as it is fiddling with the correct tool you may need a few attemps but the other side should not be as bad as the piston has not gone past the point of return take your time and check for leaks when you have them all assembled yates210456
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
The rear pads are usualy harder than the front and the harder the pads the more wear there is on the rotors Unless the rotors were worn to the point of replacement they could have had them skimmed.Being soft doesnt make much sense.Have an 03 ba falcon and only replaced our rotors after doing 125000ks The expidition is a similar beast that used the same brake system.Get the rotors skimmed and go to a slightly softer pad to extend rotor life
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
if you have rear disc brakes all you have to do is take the two bolts off and lift the caliper off and pull the pads out but now if you have drums there is a rubber boot behind the whole drum assembly take it out use a screw driver or a brake tool to back off the tension of the shoes
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
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