car repairs


Question by  lmwilkinson (131)

How do you repair a rear brake caliper on a Ford Taurus Wagon?


Answer by  palmerino (637)

Usually you would simply replace the caliper, there is a core charge... so bring your old one. However, you might be able to get it unstuck (if that is the problem) by taking it off and using a C-clamp to push it all the way in, then pump the breaks to close it. If it is leaking, replace it.


Answer by  thattractorguy (2970)

You will need a caliper rebuild kit. Remove the wheel and the caliper. Follow the instructions on the rebuild kit to rebuild it. Put it back together. Bleed the brakes.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

It really depends on what is wrong with it. Typically the only thing that goes bad is the piston getting to worn and leaking. If you would have specified exactly what was wrong I could give you some help.


Answer by  worker8388 (994)

Remove the brake fluid from cylinder. Then remove the wheels. Remove the retaining clips from caliper. Adjust the piston clockwise. Now replace the disc brake pads. Lubricate the brake pin.


Answer by  Jalaine11 (2043)

The rear brake calipers can not be repaired but will need to be replaced. It is recommended they be replaced in pairs. The are located behind the wheel.


Answer by  japratt (1687)

To repair the rear brake caliper you will need to get under the back of your Ford Taurus. The caliper is located just above the brake and right below the sensor.

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