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Old 09-16-2008, 18:33   #1 (permalink)
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2005 Five Hundred rear brake failure???

I have a 2005 Ford 500. Recently the rear brake failed after only 11000 miles. Anybody have any experience changing the rear pads. Need any special tools to push the caliper piston? or how to do it? Welcome any
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I have a 2005 Ford 500. Recently the rear brake failed after only 11000 miles. Anybody have any experience changing the rear pads. Need any special tools to push the caliper piston? or how to do it? Welcome any
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What exactly failed??? Did they wear out??? You don't seem to have allot of miles on it for a 2005. At that mileage, I have seen from lack of use rust builds up on the rotors and causes pitting on the braking surfaces. This can lead to accelerated wear, brake noise, and sometimes pulsations. If you live right by the ocean (or large bodies of salt water) it's even worse.

EDIT- Found a TSB for 500's - TSB 07-5-9 deals with... drumroll please... rear brake drag from being parked an extended period of time. Covered if still under warranty
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What exactly failed??? Did they wear out??? You don't seem to have allot of miles on it for a 2005. At that mileage, I have seen from lack of use rust builds up on the rotors and causes pitting on the braking surfaces. This can lead to accelerated wear, brake noise, and sometimes pulsations. If you live right by the ocean (or large bodies of salt water) it's even worse.

EDIT- Found a TSB for 500's - TSB 07-5-9 deals with... drumroll please... rear brake drag from being parked an extended period of time. Covered if still under warranty
TSBs are generally covered anyway. I've taken in vehicles outside of warranty and it hasn't cost me a dime. Mind you, I get letters from the appropriate manufacturer in the mail to bring the said vehicle in. Only one that I've been notified about were safety related (seat belt spring in the Taurus)
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Re: 2005 Five Hundred rear brake failure???

Thanks for responding to my problem. When I said the rear brakes failed I meant the pads are gone and started making marks and noise on the roter. I drive the car all the time except most of the driving
(70 %) is in the city. Still I find it adnormal.To me the brakes should last more than 30 thousand kilometre.( Canada )Ford changed the rear brakes free.(one time ) However I am sure it will fail again after another 10000 miles. That is why I am planning of changing the brakes myself next time and seek help from anybody reading this post. Will appreciate any help!
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