Identifying the Problems Afflicting Your Ford Excursion Brake Pads
There are so many things that can go wrong with a Ford Excursion brake disc. Despite that, it is important to learn about some of the most common problems so you can diagnose them successfully whenever they strike. Read on to learn about some common brake disc problems and their causes.
Vibrations occur whenever the brake lever is depressed.
If it's been some time since you've last replaced your brake pads, it means that they have probably worn out. They must be replaced immediately in such case to prevent any damage to the brake disc. If you've recently replaced your brake pads, then they are still probably bedding-in. If the problem persists though, your brake disc probably has an uneven surface that needs to be machined.
The brake pedal shudders or pulsates when it is depressed.
This problem is also a symptom of an uneven brake disc surface. In this situation, just machine the surface as usual. A more serious problem is a warped disc, which means that the problem is structural. If this is the case, you will need to replace the whole brake disc.
The Ford Excursion moves to one side when braking.
If your vehicle moves to one side when braking, then one of your brakes have malfunctioned. This is usually caused by a stuck brake caliper. This prevents the caliper from clamping down on your brake disc and stopping the vehicle.
Stopping distance has increased.
There is a myriad of reasons why this occurs; you will just have to pay attention to any other symptoms that appear. If you feel vibrations or if the brake pedal pulsates, then you've got an uneven or warped brake disc or a worn out brake pad. Spongy brake means a problem with the brake lines and hard brakes means seized calipers.
The steering wheel of the Ford Excusrion shakes when stepping on the brakes.
A vibrating steering wheel means that there is a problem with the brake discs on the front. Either their surface is rough or they are warped beyond any reasonable repair. Have them resurfaced as needed or replace them instead.