Brakes

Asked by Apr 29, 2017 at 03:11 PM about the 2012 Ford Explorer XLT

Question type: General

I have a 2012 Ford Explorer. When i put the brakes on it sounds like it is metal to metal. The dealer checked and said there was %85 left on the pads. What would cause this and how do i cure it?

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Glazing is most likely the cause, you will have to remove the brakes pads or linings and sand them just enough too remove the glazing. However if the glazing isn't too bad some hard fast stops might take care of it. Find a road that is lightly traveled and take it up to about 45 mph and really climb on the brakes a few times, if the ABS prevents good results, then find a long down hill and hold on the brakes enough to warm them up really good then stop and let them cool down before driving into normal traffic.

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