Decided to do the brakes on the wife's '00 Taurus wagon. I know, big
mistake. In any event, having a hard time getting the piston spun in to
allow enough clearance for the new pads to fit. Got them in there, but there
isn't enough clearance, hub binds. The piston doesn't want to spin in,
wondering if the parking brake cable has to be unhooked from the caliper?
Any other sage advice, shortcuts for this job? Seriously considering
investing in a proper tool also, the $9 6 way adaptor that goes on a 3/8"
extension works for shit, real PITA. Thanks in advance.
I always did... it shouldnt make a difference but, IIRC, the book said to
And that's what I found as well, I resorted to long-nose pliers, of all
The real shortcut is to get rebuilt calipers. Difficulty retracting
means the same thing there as on the front... contamination quite
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
I just had the same experience with my wife's 97 Taurus, also a wagon. The
multifit POS has the wrong ends to fit the associated V shaped guides, the
V's face 180
degrees from where Ford put the cuts. I called the guy who taught me what I
working on vehicles, and he says that with the proper 'spinner' the cable
removed. The bigger problem I ran into today is that while trying to
squeeze the park brake
tab/spring to reinsert the cable end, the spring popped off and now I can't
get it back in place.
I have a local Harbor Freight shop to stop in at, so thanks for that lead...
I'll probably just
buy it for the next time, I plan on keeping this car for quite a while.
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