Ford Taurus/Sable 1986-1995 Repair Information

Brake Rotor



See Figure 1

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  5. Remove the caliper assembly from the rotor, then support it with a length of wire. Do NOT let the caliper hang from the brake line.
  7. For 1993-95 vehicles, unfasten the upper and lower support bracket-to-rear disc brake adapter bolts, then remove the rear disc support bracket.
  9. Remove the two rotor retaining nuts, then remove the rotor from the hub.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the two retaining nuts, then remove the rotor from the wheel hub

To install:
  1. Check the rotor for scoring and/or other wear. Machine or replace, as necessary. If machining, observe the minimum thickness specification.
  3. If the rotor is being replaced, remove the protective coating from the new rotor with Carburetor Tune-Up Cleaner D9AZ-19579-AA or equivalent.
  5. Install the rotor on the hub, then fasten the two retaining nuts securely.

The support brackets are interchangeable from right or left.

  1. For 1993-95 vehicles, install the support bracket. Position the bracket on the right or left-hand rear disc brake adapter, as applicable. Add one drop of Threadlock and Sealer E0AZ-19554-AA or equivalent to each bolt, then attach the bracket to the right or left-hand brake adapter. Tighten to 64-88 ft. lbs. (87-117 Nm).
  3. Install the brake shoes and linings, then install the caliper assembly as outlined earlier in this section.
  5. Install the wheel and tire assembly, then carefully lower the vehicle. Pump the brake pedal prior to moving the vehicle to position the brake pads.


Check the disc brake rotor for scoring, cracks or other damage. Rotor run-out should be measured while the rotor is installed, but rotor thickness or thickness variation may be checked with the rotor installed or removed. Use a dial gauge to check the rotor run-out. Check the rotor thickness to make sure it is greater than minimum thickness and check for thickness variations using a caliper micrometer. If the rotor is not within specification, either have it cut (if possible) or replace it.