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Old July 21st, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Well, coming home from the sammich shop I heard a grinding noise while hitting the brakes

Checked out my front rotor the see a nice sized groove in it. So, needless to say, I'll be getting some new front brakes.

So, if anyone wants to know how hard or easy it is to change front brakes on a 2000 Ford Explorer Sport, well, I'll be able to tell you in a few hours...I hope.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 08:15 PM
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All went well. Actually, to note others out there with the Explorer, if you do the brakes yourself, check your calipers. The valves were sticking on mine causing my front brakes to drag and that's what cause the premature brake pad failing. Make sure to lube those up properly with some synthetic caliper lube. I didn't own this vehicle when the last brake job was done (who ever the idiot was put the pads in backwards of all things), but glad this happened actually, because I could catch it right away.

Brakes work and the vehicle accelerates a whole lot smoother.
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How in the world do you put pads on backwards.

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I have no idea, but surprised the hell out of me when I pull the calipers. Sat there for a good five minutes eyeing the whole thing up just trying to think of how they did it.
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sounds like the Explorer may have come from downtown Atlanta


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Now now J, that hurts. :)

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not many active members from Tennessee

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I thought that was even funnier J and was just kidding. Born in TN and lived there most of my life. I get homesick and drive 5 miles north and cross that state line and I just feel better.

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we poke fun of ALA & TN and i'm sure they do the same about GA


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