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Tech Tip: Ford/Lincoln Rear Brake Drag Or Rear Brake Noise

Some 2009-2010 Flex, MKS and 2010 Taurus and MKT may exhibit rear brake drag and/or off-brake cyclic noise. The noise may be caused by pad to piston misalignment or corrosion on the brake caliper bracket. Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

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FORD: 2010 Taurus 2009-2010 Flex
LINCOLN: 2009-2010 MKS 2010 MKT
ISSUE
Some 2009-2010 Flex, MKS and 2010 Taurus and MKT built on or before 12/14/2009 may exhibit rear brake drag and/or off-brake cyclic noise. The noise may be caused by pad to piston misalignment or corrosion on the brake caliper bracket.
ACTION
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.
SERVICE PROCEDURE
1. Remove the rear wheels and tires per Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 204-04.

 

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2. Remove the rear brake pads. The notch in the caliper piston should be aligned with the pin on the backside of the inboard brake pad. (Figure 1)
 
3. Replace the caliper anchor bracket and anchor bracket bolts. Ensure the piston slots are aligned. The new caliper anchor brackets should have a small amount of grease under the brake pad spring clips. Grease should not be applied to the surface of the spring clips or come into contact with the pads.
 
4. Install new brake pads. 
 
5. Install the rear wheels and tires.  
 
Courtesy of MotoLogic.

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