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Old 10-17-2006, 04:56   #1 (permalink)
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Brake Pulsing

Greetings, My 2000 Taurus is running fine, and the NEW Tranny worked just fine, on my 2400 mile trip, I just returned from.


Gas mileage was fine, 24mpg- to 36 mpg, with tollway driving giving me 29-36 mpg, very happy!!



Now, on to the next issue. I know this is a problem, on some Taurus's, just recently, while returning from my trip, I am getting a "Pulsing" in the brakes, like the rotors are warped, which I hear is an issue with this car.


It is noticible on rough intersections, and really bad at some of the more heavily traveled intersections. It is not too bad, on newly paved roads, and is not too bad, when I apply HEAVY ,or Very light braking.


But, under normal braking, it is very noticible . The rotors are plenty thick, dont know the Spec. right off hand. but thin metal is not the culprit.



I read somewhere that Semi metalic, or metalic brake pads are better to help prevent this, stop this, any Ideas- you ford guys???



Thanks in advance!!!

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Old 10-17-2006, 08:50   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Brake Pulsing

Pull your brake rotors and have them checked for thickness, if good have them turned, if not replace. I use the stock replacement pads on my SHO, I have replaced the rotors twice in 177000 miles.
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Aftermarket rotors are crap and will warp fast. Get a set of Motorcraft rotors and Motorcraft pads. They work very well together.
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Aftermarket rotors are crap and will warp fast. Get a set of Motorcraft rotors and Motorcraft pads. They work very well together.
Well, when I bought my 2001 Taurus SEL, it had a fairly recent set of pads on it at the time, but had been sitting for a while so the rotors where covered with some rust, and I had a rough, lightly pulsing pedal. I figured I'd drive it for a little while and it would go away. It didn't, and I eventually replaced it with a set of Autozone rotors (There were 2 choices, the cheap ones and the expensive ones. I choose the expensive ones.) I've had them on since March of 2005 and had a pulsation briefly a few months ago. Inexplicably enough, it seemed to go away after a week. Otherwise they have been good.
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Check for a sticking caliper also.
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:30   #6 (permalink)
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Best rotors to get are the cheap ones at AutoZone. More than likely it is the cheap pads or your braking style that isn't aggressive enough to clean off the rotors of pad material.

Go out and do several 60-10 hard stops.
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I had the same problem with my wifes 98 Taurus.
After 2 sets of Motorcraft rotors warping I switched to aftermarket rotors and pads and I have been fine since. I am not knocking Fords rotors but I had problems over and over again with them warping. The dealership would turn them and within a month they would be crap again.
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Best rotors to get are the cheap ones at AutoZone. More than likely it is the cheap pads or your braking style that isn't aggressive enough to clean off the rotors of pad material.

Go out and do several 60-10 hard stops.

Thanks all , for the advise!!! I do admit, I am not as aggressive on my driving with my "new" car, as I was with the 95, with 199.000 miles!! I did not rag on it, but I drove it hard a few times!!!



THANKS AGAIN, ALL !!!!!!
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Old 10-24-2006, 20:35   #9 (permalink)
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Aftermarket rotors are crap? OMG I have to argue that one. Its the Motorcraft rotors and pads thats giving everyone fits. Go get some cheap aftermarket rotors and some decent ceramic pads (Bendix are Good about 40 bucks) and be done with it.
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