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  • honeygirl
    honeygirl - 2002 Lincoln Continental - Brakes - 5/6/2011
    Brake rotors & relines needed too often!!!
    At 84,000 had front & rear brakes relined, rotors machined, both lower ball joints replaced. Now @ 101,000 mi. brakes are pulsating badly again. Should this happen in less than 20,000 mi.? Honey-girl goes easy on her brakes - did I get bad service or is this ...
    • mopar
      5/6/2011 mopar
      you can only turn rotors so much...depending on severity....time for a new set of rotors.
    • HouseCallAuto
      5/6/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Well, the next time you have the rotors replaced make sure that they are first-line rotors. That is not a brand, it means that the aftermarket is for the most part flooded with cheap low quality rotors. You can buy rotors for your Lincoln that cost $25 and you can buy rotors that cost $75. $25 rotors typically are labeled made in China, Brazil - like that. First line rotors are typically made in Canada. Bottom line is buy a name brand and do not shop price to pick rotors. Good brands are Bendix, Raybestos, Wagner and keep in mind, each of these brands has a second line rotor that may be much much cheaper with the cost and the quality. Example of first line rotor >> WAGNER Part # BD125532 - Wagner Premium Rotors, - 2 year or 24,000 mile - 37 to 50 bucks each depending on source
      Example of second line rotor with 90 warranty >> CENTRIC Part # 12161049 - 27 to 35 bucks depending on source. Both of these part numbers fit your 2002 Lincoln. Unless you know a difference ahead of time, which do people buy? The cheaper one of course, but there is a huge difference in quality between the two.
      5/6/2011 HouseCallAuto
      Also goes without saying use high quality brake pads at the same time. Each brand has good - better - best, always buy best or go OE Ford parts.
  • honeygirl
    honeygirl - 2002 Lincoln Continental - Brakes - 5/5/2011
    At 84,000 mi brakes relined; rotors machined, lower ball joints replaced-now @ 102,000 mi brakes pulsate badly
    occurs most all of the time when braking
    • yboy82
      5/5/2011 yboy82
      Well the last time that you relined and rotor machined is 84,000 miles, that an additional 18,000 miles. It is possible that your rotors needs to be replaced.
    • Bill
      5/5/2011 Bill
      Try getting brakes bled ahd see if this corrects problem, if not look at ABS motor and relay. Relay may be going bonkers.
  • john reichensperger
    john reichensperger - 1997 Lincoln Town Car - Brakes - 5/4/2011
    Turn signals and brake lights dont work
    no brake lites no turn signals 4 way flashers dont work
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Check all fuse if ok and test wires for continuity first.
    • HouseCallAuto
      5/4/2011 HouseCallAuto

      1. Unplug the multifunction switch and jump the Light Green (LG) wire from the Brake on/off switch (BOO) switch to the Light Green/Orange (LG/O) wire for the Left brake light and the Orange/Light Blue (O/LB) wire for the right brake light and see if the brake lights work.

      2. If the brake lights work OK, replace the multifunction switch.
  • lew
    • Bill
      4/18/2011 Bill
      If asking whether rear pads wear out faster than front the answer is YES, Front pads take most of the stopping force, thus they wear out faster. If you ran current disk pads past there thickness and into the metal scoring the front rotors then rotors may need to be changed, if you haven't rotors should be turnable or able to be resurfaced. 26K miles are not many miles to put on a set of pads. I would think a person should set at least 35K out of a new set. I've gotten as much as 45K. Of course your stopping technique has a lot to do with how long pads will last. I'm not sure if this answers any of your question?
      4/18/2011 lew
      Thank you
  • Pete
    Pete - 2004 Lincoln LS - Brakes - 4/15/2011
    Is there a cruise control shut off switch?
    sometimes i have to press the brake pedal hard to turn off the cruise control. (sometimes its fine). I also occasionally have to repeatedly press the brake pedal to get the car to shift out of park after i start the car. Can these be related? (no codes are being ...
    • ken
      4/15/2011 ken
      there is a brake pedal position switch that controls both.if it fails there is a pressure switch for backup but i imagine u would have to push harder. pos.2 on the cruise control is off 5- resume etc.
      4/15/2011 Pete
      is this the sensor right below the fluid reservoir? or the switch above the pedal?
  • shawn
    shawn - 1998 Lincoln Continental - Brakes - 4/11/2011
    How do i install front brake pads
  • lincoln
    lincoln - 1999 Lincoln Town Car - Brakes - 4/9/2011
    Brakes lightsdont work but 4 way and turn light dowork
  • Richard
    Richard - 1994 Lincoln Mark VIII - Brakes - 4/2/2011
    How do you compress rear brake caliper piston in order to install new pads?
      does this car have ABS on it?
    • jlofwash
      2/18/2011 jlofwash
      u can use a large c-clamp, or a large pair of water pump pliers...just be sure to use the old pads to push on instead of the piston metal itself.............................jl
    • Fa Q
      4/2/2011 Fa Q
      This car should have screw style rear calipers on it, you can get a tool at the auto parts store for about $20-$30 once you have that tool the job will extremely simple.
      GOOD LUCK !!!!!!!!
  • lincoln
    lincoln - 2000 Lincoln Town Car - Brakes - 3/7/2011
    ,vehicle will not move after driving apox. one mile. transmission shifting seems ok,but will not move after driving.
    the wheels will spin somewhat but seeems like brakes are locked, will move, drive another mile ok after it cools for about 1/2 hour? Then locks up again.
    0 answer
  • granddy
    granddy - 1989 Lincoln Continental - Brakes - 2/25/2011
    How to find online diagram for fixing hygro brake boosters
    3.8 moter when i press on the brake it gitters back up,i but fluid in for brakes but it's like it just runs out but its not leaking any where.can some one when pushing on it it gets really hard and the fluid is gone again.
    0 answer
  • scott
    scott - 1999 Lincoln Navigator - Brakes - 2/19/2011
    When looking for front rotors do i need the one with the studs pressed in the rotors?
    i have a all wheel drive with 4x4 nav. i need front rotors. i was told that i need the rotors with the studs already pressed in the rotors. but those rotors says they are for RWD Navigators, my question is since my is all wheel drive with 4x4 can i still use those ...
    0 answer
  • Teresa
    Teresa - 2005 Lincoln Aviator - Brakes - 2/3/2011
    Tire pressure sensor. Where do Ihave the tire pressure sensor replaced?
    • James Vaughn
      2/3/2011 James Vaughn
      you have 5 of them. one mounted to the rim on the inside of all 4 tires and one on your spare. if your tires are inflated properly the lights should go off. also check the spare as it may be low too
      James Vaughn
      2/3/2011 James Vaughn
      sorry i didn't see where u needed it replaced. i'd call a tire shop first as some do carry them. you can find the part at auto zone. part # 20096 cost is 57.99 plus tax and then you have to take it to a tire shop to have it installed. hope this helps. good luck
    ROBBIE - 2002 Lincoln Town Car - Brakes - 1/17/2011
    My brakes are soft and I have to pump them up.
    A mechanic told me I had water in the brake fluid and wanted $60 to drain and refill. I have done it myself on two occaissions. The brakes work fine for about a month or two but then become soft again. I have checked for leaks, bad gasket, etc., How is water getting ...
    • Dan
      11/4/2010 Dan
      When you changed the brake fluid did it look like it had water in it?

      I have had these symptoms before and it ended up being the master cylinder.

      I dont see how water can magically get in a closed brake system if you are sure you have no leaks and are using the correct DOT # brake fluid.
    • Beeg
      1/17/2011 Beeg
      Also when you replaced fluid did you bleed the lines to get all the air out of lines by pumping brakes repeatedly with line open at wheel till you see it flow out? That will cause SOFT brakes if air is in the line.
    LINDA - 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII - Brakes - 1/12/2011
    I need a part for a Lincoln MarkVIII 1998.... it is a speed sensor for the left hand side rear end...ABS brakes....the
      i hate to say this but have you gone and tried the dealer yet?
    • LINDA
      1/12/2011 LINDA
      yes and believe it or not.....thay all reccomend me to go to automd...any other ideas please
    • James Vaughn
      1/12/2011 James Vaughn
      i hate to ask the obvious but did you try advanced auto or auto zone or o'rielly's? shame on you joe. you said the D word
  • adrian
    adrian - 2005 Lincoln Navigator - Brakes - 12/18/2010
    Whats the thiknes for disk rotor
      should be stamped somewhere on the rotor
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/18/2010 HouseCallAuto
      The front brake rotor minimum thickness needed to refinish them is 1.11". The minimum thickness is 1.06"

      The rear brake rotor minimum thickness needed to refinish is .770". The minimum thickness is .7480".