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Re: Brake vibration




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> From: Bryan Berndt <bryanb@montana.com>
> To: 2.3 Turbo <turbo@music1.moorhead.msus.edu>
> Subject: Brake vibration
> Date: Thursday, December 18, 1997 10:53 PM
> 
> ANyone have any thoughts on this:
> 
> 	Recently this summer I did some brake work on my 88 TC. I had the
> front rotors turned and put new pads on. The next weekend I pulled the
> rear pads off (rear Discs) and the rotors looked fine, so I didn't get
> them turned. I just replaced the pades because they needed to BADLY, both
> inboard pads were worn to the point that the material was just about
gone. 
> 	After some struggle to back off the pistons I got the new pads on.
> I drove home from my dads place that night(about 3 mi.) and noticed a hot
> brning smell. I tried to set the parking break like normal, and noticed
> that the pedal wouldn't move. The rear wheels and the brakes were very
> hot, even glowing red. I took it to the mechanic's shop on my dads block
> to see if I did something wrong. All he did was take the pads off, and
> back off the pistons some more. I apparently didn't get them back far
> enough. *pay attention this may be the key* -> The mechanic then filled
> the brake resivoir way past the max level.
> 	The brakes did run ALOT cooler, but every so often they make this
> horendous low pitched vibration. It sounds like a bass note in the
stereo.
> It only happens at about 2mph when stopping. I get the same effect if I
> try to drive with the parking brake on, or do a "brake stand"
> (powerbrake)<hold the brake and gas pedals>........ The problem has so
far
> not appeared when I put the car in neutral to stop for a stop sign, etc..
> 
> Bryan Berndt                                           
bryanb@montana.com
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>                        1988 ThunderBird Turbo Coupe
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> 


Did you check to see that the calipers are able to slide 
on the sliders,these calipers are called single action
and need to be able to move on there mounting in 
order to apply and release 

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David Planakis 
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