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Old 08-21-2002, 14:35   #1 (permalink)
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Brake Problem!!!

Hi my dads 95 crown vic is making a REALLY weird and bad brake noise. Sometimes when coming to a stop at about 14 to 6mph the brake make a sound almost like a farting sound and while pushing the brake down it feels like theres some back presure. It still stops but it makes that sound and pushes the brake back. The ford mechanic said its normal and I know thats no where near normal. If anyone knows what the heck is going or or what I can do it would be greatly appreciated. Oh ya the ABS light is sometimes on after driving for a while but the Check Engine light is always on so if anyone knows a way to find out what that is let me know because on my Lexus SC there are ways to find out what check engine signs mean. If there is a way to do that in the crown vic like sticking a paper clip in the diagnostic socket or something if there is even one. Oh and the sound sometimes comes on while pressing the gas or not pressing anything. Well thanks anyways guys if you can post a message or email me at jimmit.amin@verizon.net

One more thing about the sound. It sounds like it comes from near or behind the actual pedal and I also got into an accident near there and sometimes when turning the wheel all the way it makes a weird sound kinda like somethings is rubbing against the car like the wheel but I'm not sure.

ooppps one more thing.... the sub is also blown. Any fixes for this?

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Old 08-24-2002, 10:35   #2 (permalink)
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Anyone out there? I guess no one knows how to do this or dont want to speak up

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well if anyone cares to answer I'm still here

thanks any ways guys
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Old 08-26-2002, 20:00   #3 (permalink)
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Well, I am no brake expert. But is sounds as if your ABS is activating even though you are not loosing traction. On the ole Caprices and now the CV patrol cars with ABS (my car does not have it) I would notice it when driving in the snow... it would 'fart' and push the pedal back (worse on the caprice). That is the 'normal' activation of the ABS when the wheels loose traction during a stop. I would say try checking the ABS sensors as when I did a brake job on my brothers car, there were bits of metal stuck to it (it is magnatized) His ABS light had been comming on. All I did was gently brushed the chips off with a rag. Try that and let me know. (ps his car is a 96 continental and I had to pull the rotors to get to it... have no idea where it is on ABS equipted CV's).



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Old 08-27-2002, 07:04   #4 (permalink)
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Ya I have no idea where it is either. I cant take anything apart either since I have no tools here and I have no time to do it either. If I did I wouldnt be able to go to college lol. Thank you for the help though. That helps out a lot. It makes sense. I was at the crownvic message boards and they posted a few solutions too. This one kinda makes sense though. I think there are bits of metal in there. thanx
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Old 08-27-2002, 09:46   #5 (permalink)
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On my brothers car, ya popped the tire off, take the caliper off and take the rotors off. If you look at the assembly that has the wheel studs attached to it (and rotates with the tires) on one of the sides will be a long fixed thing that looks kinda like a tootsie roll (alittle larger) but that general shape. If I remember correctly, it is stationary and measures through magnatism the rotation of the wheel. Check that when you can. Like I said, I just brushed it off with a rag.


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Old 08-27-2002, 09:54   #6 (permalink)
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Oh...for the check engine lights, ya either have to get a code reader or take it to a place like auto zone and I believe they can scan the codes for you. How many miles on the car? My money says it has something to do with O2 Sensors. Have any fuel mileage decreases lately?

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Old 08-27-2002, 09:54   #7 (permalink)
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sometimes when turning the wheel all the way it makes a weird sound kinda like somethings is rubbing against the car like the wheel but I'm not sure.
Grease the wheel stops.
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Old 08-27-2002, 10:00   #8 (permalink)
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Grease the wheel stops.
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Jonathan has the right idea.

You may also want to check your front suspension bushings. Chances are if it is an older car 97, they may be starting to degrade. Check Summit for pricing and sizes. Even if it does not fix the problem, your ride will be more responsive.
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Old 08-27-2002, 10:01   #9 (permalink)
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haha nothing is as unresponsive as my car...haha maybe I need to check em
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haha nothing is as unresponsive as my car...haha maybe I need to check em
Nothing beats a 97 CVPI...you know that!

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