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Old 04-25-2003, 23:28   #1 (permalink)
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BA Brake Shutter?

I was wondering if anyone knows what causes the brakes in the BA to Shutter? One of my mates has one and its done 8300 kms, and its started to shutter.
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Old 04-26-2003, 00:23   #2 (permalink)
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The usual cause is excess run-out. Your dealer will have seen a TSB on this subject along with a fix.
It's a continuation of the AU issue.
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Old 04-26-2003, 01:54   #3 (permalink)
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Check he hasnt been slamming them on either. Also warm to hot brakes going through puddles can warp the disc, which causes shudder.

Otherwise some others have had this issue and the dealer should have a fix when they have a look
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Old 04-26-2003, 16:42   #4 (permalink)
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I find it hard to beleive that it has brake shudder as we have done two 300km tests on our turbo at eastern creek and been through two sets of pads and still have not machined the discs and there is no shudder at all. But i can say that it may be possible if :
wheel nuts have been over tightened
going through water with hot discs
washing the car after a long drive
small grit between hub,disc and wheel surfaces.
either way get your dealer to check it out but im sure it wont be covered by warrantee.
The BA has different brakes to the AU, they may look the same as the series III AU but they are totally different in design as the discs and Pads are not the same.

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The disk rotors will be machined by dealers under warranty while the new car warranty exists (3yrs/100,00km).If in this period of time the rotors are machined past minimum thickness they will be replaced under warranty.
The BA disc rotors have increased in size from AU.278mm to 298mm,32mm thick and have a minimum thickness of 26mm.
They also use a 15%bigger disc pad
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Old 05-01-2003, 03:16   #6 (permalink)
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Ford Tech whats the deal, is it going to keep happening after my mate ends up getting it fixed, or not?
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It's an issue that is currently being looked in to.Apparently it's the quality of the metal used to make the rotors thats the problem.At least they're letting people have it done while the car is still under warranty.None of the one's i've seen done have redeveloped the problem.They only covered the AU's up to 50,000km so at least they're acknowledging that they have a problem.
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Old 05-01-2003, 03:44   #8 (permalink)
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No worries, thanks for your help, BTW do you work for ford or something? Neways Welcome to the Forums.
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a friend of mine has had the rotors either machined and/or replaced - 3 times already - in 15,000km.
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So the BA's do actually have larger pads? I thought it may have been another stunt by Ford to supersede the AU II ones with a new part number as charge double what they already are!

Does anyone have the part number for the brake pads on the BA's? Besides BA2001 and BA2002. I WANT NON-GENUINE!

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