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98-5A-13
  • BRAKES – DISC BRAKE CALIPER SLIDE GREASE – NEW SPECIFICATION – SILICONE BRAKE CALIPER GREASE AND DIELECTRIC COMPOUND ONLY TO BE USED
  • BRAKES – DRUM – SHOE-TO-BACKING PLATE LUBRICATION – NEW LUBRICANT MATERIAL
  • BRAKES – PETROLEUM-BASED LUBRICANT MAY CAUSE SWELLING OF RUBBER PARTS – SERVICE TIP
  • LUBRICANT – SILICONE DIELECTRIC COMPOUND – NEW APPLICATION – SILICONE BRAKE CALIPER GREASE AND DIELECTRIC COMPOUND
Publication Date: MARCH 18, 1998

FORD:
1984-1994 TEMPO
1984-1996 MUSTANG, THUNDERBIRD
1985-1996 CROWN VICTORIA, ESCORT
1986-1996 TAURUS
1989-1996 PROBE
1994-1996 ASPIRE
1995-1996 CONTOUR
LINCOLN-MERCURY:
1982-1996 CONTINENTAL
1984-1994 TOPAZ
1984-1996 COUGAR
1985-1996 GRAND MARQUIS
1986-1996 SABLE, TOWN CAR
1987-1989 TRACER
1991-1994 CAPRI
1991-1996 TRACER
1993-1996 MARK VIII
1995-1996 MYSTIQUE
LIGHT TRUCK:
1983-1996 RANGER
1986-1996 AEROSTAR
1990-1996 BRONCO, ECONOLINE, F SUPER DUTY, F-150-350 SERIES
1991-1996 EXPLORER
1993-1996 VILLAGER
1995-1996 WINDSTAR
MEDIUM/HEAVY TRUCK:
1990-1991 C SERIES
1990-1996 F & B SERIES

ISSUE:

The use of petroleum-based grease as a lubricant in servicing disc brakes is no longer acceptable because it may be incompatible with the rubber material used in the disc brake system. If petroleum-based grease is used to lubricate any part of the disc brake system, it could cause rubber parts to swell if lubricant contacts the rubber material.

ACTION:

Refer to the following Servicing Procedures for details.

DISC BRAKE SERVICING

CAUTION:DO NOT USE PETROLEUM-BASED SERVICE GREASE (SUCH AS FORD DISC BRAKE CALIPER SLIDE GREASE D7AZ-19590-A) TO LUBRICATE DISC BRAKE CALIPER SLIDE PINS OR RUBBER DUST BOOTS. PETROLEUM-BASED GREASE MAY CAUSE EPDM RUBBER TO SWELL.

When servicing any disc brakes, lubricate necessary components by applying Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound (D7AZ-19A331-A (Motorcraft WA-10)) or an equivalent silicone compound meeting Ford Specification ESE-M1C171-A. Refer to the appropriate Service Manual for specific service details.

DRUM BRAKE SERVICING

When servicing drum brakes, apply Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound (D7AZ-19A331-A (Motorcraft WA-10)) or an equivalent silicone compound meeting Ford Specification ESE-M1C171-A to the contact points between the brake shoes and the drum backing plates for lubrication.

NOTE:DISC BRAKE CALIPER SLIDE GREASE D7AZ-19590-A SHOULD NO LONGER BE USED FOR DISC BRAKE CALIPER SLIDE LUBRICATION.

OTHER SERVICE APPLICATIONS

Existing inventory of D7AZ-19590-A may be used for all other Service Manual procedures. Once material is exhausted, all vehicle procedures specifying Disc Brake Caliper Slide Grease (D7AZ-19590-A) should use Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound (D7AZ-19A331-A).

PART NUMBERPART NAME
D7AZ-19A331-ASilicone Brake Caliper Grease And Dielectric Compound

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

SUPERSEDES:

95-21-2

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only

OASIS CODES:

301000


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