'95 Ford Explorer Brakes

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#1

Can anyone tell me how to set the rear brake calipers after replacing them on a '95 Explorer? I never replaced Ford calipers before. How much clearance should there be between the pads and the rotors?



Thanks for your help,



Dave


#2

On some rear disc brake vehicles, the parking brake is operated several times to adjust rear disc brakes. And they’ll automatically adjust to the proper position.

Tester


#3

you adjust the star wheel so you can just slide the drum on over them.

to tighten them, there are two ways: when you get it all assembled and test drive it, you drive backwards and step on the brakes lightly a couple times. or alternately while driving backwards you tighten the e brake, and either of those snug up the star wheel adjuster.

if you are driving the car on a flat surface, with the radio off, with no outside noise, you can usually hear the click of the ratchet click, click click. as they snug up. (sometimes, not always)


#4

You say “calipers” which disk brakes have. Tester and Cappy208 answered your question, I think, on the assumption, perhaps correct, that the rear brakes are drum type. Tell me, are they drum brakes or disk brakes on the rear of that Explorer?