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Old 04-08-2005, 09:01   #1 (permalink)
envirokid
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94 explorer brakes help

2 front brakes stay on and heat roders red hot why would this be happening
and how do i fix
has a b s system


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Old 04-08-2005, 11:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 94 explorer brakes help

The calipers move side to side on glide pins. The glide pins probably
need grease. Either that or your calipers are frozen.

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Old 04-08-2005, 12:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 94 explorer brakes help

If his rotors are cherry red, as he described, he will likely need to
replace them, in addition to repairing the calipers. I imagine his brake
pads aren't in too good shape either.


"Mikepier" <mikepier@optonline.net> wrote in message
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| The calipers move side to side on glide pins. The glide pins probably
| need grease. Either that or your calipers are frozen.
|


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Old 04-15-2005, 11:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 94 explorer brakes help

Check the brake hoses at the caliper. They could have collapsed and are not
alowwing fluid back to the master cylinder.

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Old 04-19-2005, 11:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 94 explorer brakes help

Hey,

Just took my entire front end apart (have to replace ball joints). I
discovered that the 94 Explorer has 2 "pins" that hold the caliper in place.
You can just tap them out with a hammer and a screwdriver, once you've taken
the wheels off. The pins have a rubber "expander" in them that makes the
pin seat properly, but the pin itself should just slide right out with some
tapping.

After you've got the caliper pins out, and the caliper in your hand, use a
C-clamp (don't use big lock-jaw pliers unless you're really careful, the
piston appears to be ceramic, and I chipped mine) to compress the piston.
If the piston doesn't compress back into the caliper relatively easily, it
is seized. Likely, replacement calipers would be needed (I doubt you can
get them rebuilt).

Hope that helps,

Chris

"envirokid" <envirokid14@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> 2 front brakes stay on and heat roders red hot why would this be

happening
> and how do i fix
> has a b s system
>
>



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Old 04-19-2005, 17:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 94 explorer brakes help

In article <QCa9e.2511$5u4.9183@nnrp1.uunet.ca>,
Chris <chrishelmer@hotmail.com> wrote:
>After you've got the caliper pins out, and the caliper in your hand, use a
>C-clamp (don't use big lock-jaw pliers unless you're really careful, the
>piston appears to be ceramic, and I chipped mine) to compress the piston.
>If the piston doesn't compress back into the caliper relatively easily, it
>is seized. Likely, replacement calipers would be needed (I doubt you can
>get them rebuilt).


Use the brake pad to protect the piston from the c-clamp.


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