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I'm thinking when I re installed the pads, I put them in the right way, but because half of the "outer" pad was significantly worn than the rest of the pad, only half of the pad is getting positive contact with the rotor. I ordered a new set of pads this morning. Hopefully since I have not put many miles on with the pads installed wrong, my rotors will accept the new pads with no issues.
 

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Kind of a dumb design if you ask me. The 2 pins on the outer pad don't do anything and the center pin on the inner pad hits the center part of the outer bracket if installed backwards causing the pad to not sit flush. Other than that they are interchangeable.

I pulled mine off to change the inner tie rod ends and thought I placed one inside the wheel under the car and the other outside. Some how they got changed up and were reversed on one side when I put them back on. I wasn't paying attention other than that. I drove it thinking the would free up since I pumped them up to bleed them and cracked a piston. These pistons are very hard to find and after I got a rebuilt caliper I saw them somewhere.
 

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Yup! That's all it was. I installed the new set of pads today and the rotors are wearing evenly now. For future reference, the pads with the metal pegs go on the outside, not on the inside where the pistons are.
 

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Wow this is a great thread. I thought i was done with my Cobra brake install and I see I need to go do a little grinding on my caliper to so I don't have interference. I am glad the pics are still up after all this time. They were very helpful.
 

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Okay, so now when braking, after the brakes have warmed up, the car pulls to the right. Both calipers are thoroughly bled. I have to steer slightly to keep from veering off the the right. What's up now?
 

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I was possibly thinking it may be because of my right ball joint being worn. I'm having new lower control arms installed when I have the shocks and springs installed too.
 

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This would be the best time to change those bushings. ;)

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"Those bushings" meaning strut rod bushings? If so, who makes the best strut rod bushings that I can readily buy?
 

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Ford.

See the strut rod thread, a sticky in the "Suspension" subforum.

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Ford.

See the strut rod thread, a sticky in the "Suspension" subforum.

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Are they still available through Ford though?
 

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The bushings? As of a month ago, yes.

The FERRULES or the kits? No.

Now, DLF makes a stainless replacement ferrule if yours aren't in good enough shape. Or I can grab some from our local boneyards - amazing how good a shape they're in down here in the South :D

DLF's are the better choice, though.

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The bushings? As of a month ago, yes.

The FERRULES or the kits? No.

Now, DLF makes a stainless replacement ferrule if yours aren't in good enough shape. Or I can grab some from our local boneyards - amazing how good a shape they're in down here in the South :D

DLF's are the better choice, though.

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Hopefully mine are still decent. My car has always been here in the south...somewhat, if you can call where I live "the south". I'm blowing through some dough for this whole suspension revamp. I have shocks coming here on Halloween. I have a set of SC springs sitting in my living room at the moment. LCA's waiting in boxes. A brace here, a brace there, etc. Should be awesome when it's all done.
 

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Yah, I know that during the unCivil War, you were considered "Southern". From Louisiana, you're all look like a bunch of Northerners with your snow and your salt :diablo:

(It's the salt that makes the difference, I think.)

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They lay a salt brine and/ or sand on the roads here, but it rarely snows here since I'm so close to the coast. I called up my local Ford dealership. The kit that comes with the ferrules is obsolete, but they can get it for me from a dealership out of state. The bushings, I can still get. The parts lady liked that I had all the part numbers, ready to go. That, in it self, must be a rare occurrence. lol
 

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Get the kit, but SAVE YOUR OLD FERRULES!

If you have the funds, I'd order a spare set of bushings, and pack them away for when you need them later (say, 20 years or so.)

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Get the kit, but SAVE YOUR OLD FERRULES!

If you have the funds, I'd order a spare set of bushings, and pack them away for when you need them later (say, 20 years or so.)

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I'm considering that. The bushings are not really all that expensive. I just wish I could buy two sets of everything else on the car. :D
 

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*nods* Now's not a bad time to do that if possible.

Part discontinuance is going to keep getting more and more common - witness the factory LCA bushings for a Mark VIII now!

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Well, I got the bushings today. Didn't get the "kit" though. Was too expensive for me to take right now. I think I'll just get the ferrules from DLF if mine need to be replaced. I'm hoping my current ferrules are just fine.
 

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About time this article was copied here. :thumbsup: However it's 99-04 calipers/pads to get/look for, not just 99-01.
 
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