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TSB
98-5A-11
  • BRAKES – ELIMINATION OF SANDING ROTORS AND DRUMS – SERVICE TIP
Publication Date: MARCH 18, 1998

FORD:
1993 FESTIVA
1993-1994 TEMPO
1993-1997 CROWN VICTORIA, ESCORT, MUSTANG, PROBE, TAURUS, THUNDERBIRD
1994-1997 ASPIRE
1995-1997 CONTOUR
LINCOLN-MERCURY:
1993-1994 TOPAZ
1993-1997 CONTINENTAL, COUGAR, GRAND MARQUIS, MARK VIII, SABLE, TOWN CAR, TRACER
1995-1997 MYSTIQUE
LIGHT TRUCK:
1993-1996 BRONCO
1993-1997 AEROSTAR, ECONOLINE, EXPLORER, F SUPER DUTY, F-150-350 SERIES, RANGER, VILLAGER
1995-1997 WINDSTAR
1997 EXPEDITION, MOUNTAINEER

ISSUE:

Repeat brake repairs have been performed due to sanding of brake rotors and drums. The sanding of rotors and drums may have been done in reference to a Service Manual or TSB article which prescribes sanding as a repair, however, sanding is neither an effective nor lasting repair for customer complaints of brake roughness or noise.

ACTION:

Machine brake rotors and drums instead of sanding to help reduce brake roughness caused by one of the following conditions:

  • Rotor thickness variation and lateral runout
  • Lining or foreign material build-up
  • Drum out-of-round

NOTE:DO NOT MACHINE OR SAND ROTORS/DRUMS TO REDUCE OCCASIONAL BRAKE NOISE. IT IS NEITHER AN EFFECTIVE OR LASTING REPAIR.

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

SUPERSEDES:

96-22-2

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only

OASIS CODES:

301000


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