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Old 03-30-2011, 10:49   #1 (permalink)
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2000 ford explorer brake problem

I've been having problems with the brakes on my 2000 explorer. It feel like i have an air pocket in the lines. I just had the brakes done a few months ago and thought this should take care of the problem but it didn't. I asked the guy what the problem could be and he said it was my abs and that it should go away now that i just had my brakes done. It still feels like there is an air pocket in the lines, and i checked the fluids and checked to see if i needed to bleed the system and every thing seems fine. I was also told to check the abs relay. Are there any suggestions on what could be the problem or what i should check now??

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Old 03-30-2011, 14:07   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2000 ford explorer brake problem

How does the pedal feel with the engine off? The shop that did the brake job should be informed, if they said that would fix it and it didn't.
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Old 03-30-2011, 15:05   #3 (permalink)
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They were informed, they had no answers for me. The break feels good, firm.
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When you start it the pedal feels mushy? Was it their idea to do a brake job to fix the problem?
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Old 03-30-2011, 19:24   #5 (permalink)
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what was all replaced? rotors brake pads, drums brake shoes? how about the front brake lines could be colasping on braking.
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Re: 2000 ford explorer brake problem

the brake pads, rotors, i had one tie rod fixed. This problem was going on before i had it done and i thought if i had a brake job they would fix it. When i picked the truck up it was still doing it and the guy said it was the abs and that it would go away.
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No the pedal doesn't feel mushy when i start the truck. It was my idea, i knew i needed pads, rotors and a tie rod fixed. I just explained the problem to them and what i was feeling.
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WE ALSO HAVE A 2000 EXPLORER WITH A SIMILAR BRAKE ISSUE. We have almost new ceramic brakes, and rotors are fine as well as fluid levels. We replaced the brake lines and things improved, but we still have a strange noise when we stop (kind of a scrape or weird feeling on the pedal). My husband also has an ABS code scanner, but nothing showed up. We read somewhere that the rotors could be glazed a bit, so we're going to try to sand with very fine sandpaper (1500 grit) as the article said. Hopefully this will cure the problem, but we'll have to let you know. If you've already fixed your problem, any suggestions for us? A mechanic friend of my husband's said it could be a brake sensor, but we're not really sure about that. The only other thing we can think to do is replace the master cylinder if we still don't get things to work properly. Just curious, does your problem seem like it's only affecting the front wheels? We think that is the case in ours. Hopefully ONE of us will find a solution!!
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Re: 2000 ford explorer brake problem

I too am having the same sort of issues with my 2000 Explorer Sport. Just recently the pedal for the break will go into mush mode and I seem lucky to stop as I almost touch the floor. This happens about once a day, maybe twice on my commute. It's in shop for third time, breaks, roters, pads etc. etc. is all fine. They took apart the anti lock system to see if that was it, didn't help. I'm reading more from everyone about air locks in system....car in shop today, I'm calling them about this idea too. We need to keep each other posted of progress as the mechanics involved all over the country seem to really be having a problem fixing this. More later. Shar11
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:08   #10 (permalink)
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Take it they've bled brakes ? could be faulty master cyl .
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