- Oct 6, 2012
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So, I just put my 98 v6 vert back on the road for the season. I was driving a 2000 jeep cherokee (xj) for the winter. A vehicle known for lousy brakes. Well, compared to the mustang, they stop on a dime. I cant believe how bad the mustang brakes are. I know theyre not known for good brakes but something must be wrong. Im thinking that my rear calipers are frozen. I know that the e=brake does nothing. Its adjusted ok and I can feel it engage on the cable pulling it tight, but I can still roll the car easily. I also noticed that the rear disks have a coating of dark rust on them with only a small contact path that barely puts a "shine" on the rust. I think its just from the disk rotating past the pads and knocking off some crud. The calipers must be frozen. If my rear calipers are frozen would that cause my braking to be awful? I really have to put a lot of foot into the pedal to stop the car. The fronts were done over last year.