My brother has a 1996 T-Bird with the Sport Option package. He needs
new brake pad spacer's and per the repair shop Ford no longer makes them
for the Sport Option package. If this is true, is there a third party
that would make this part or a distributor that may still have stock?
They are only there in an atempt to reduce brake noise
(squeal). They have a very nasty down side if they get out
of place. I wouldn't use them for any reason (personal
opinon based on personal experience and observations here).
There are other ways on controlling noise including using a
different pad material - i.e. a different brand or line of
pads. In 95% of the cases, properly installing the "dope"
on the back of the pads, getting a proper surface on the
rotors and a good clean install will result in acceptable
low noise levels (all brakes make noise - just at different
frequencies or levels so you may not hear or notice it).
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