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Pronto
1990 Lincoln Town Car Brake Drum - Rear Pronto

P311-43A9D70    BD8896  New

PDR0569 , 8896 , YW7Z1V126AA , 12361022 , 2683 , P2683 , BD60388 , AX8896 , 60388

Qty:
$43.65
Pronto Brake Drum  Rear
  • Precision balanced; Castings engineered to high metallurgical standards
  • 10 Inch Rear Drum; Composite
  • Product Attributes:
    • ABS Sensor Ring Included: No
    • Bolt Circle Diameter:
      • 114.3
      • 4.5
    • Bolt Hole Diameter: 14.7
    • Bolt Hole Quantity: 5
    • Brake Surface Width:
      • 2.98
      • 75.6
    • Center Bore Diameter:
      • 2.78
      • 70.7
    • Height:
      • 3.74
      • 95.1
    • Maximum Brake Diameter (Discard):
      • 10.06
      • 255.5
    • Nominal Diameter:
      • 253.8
      • 9.99
    • Nominal Drum Diameter:
      • 253.8
      • 9.99
    • Outer Cooling Fins: Yes
    • Outside Diameter: 305
  • DuraGo® has a rich history in manufacturing aftermarket automotive products. The company was founded over 45 years ago and through the years has developed a diverse product offering. The DuraGo® Brake Drum and Rotor Program is the professional's choice for quality, cataloging and first to market applications. We take pride in our attention to detail and our reputation for outstanding quality. DuraGo® products are manufactured by ISO certified factories to meet requirements of fit, form and function.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Pronto
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1990 - Lincoln Town Car Rear
Pronto
1990 Lincoln Town Car Brake Drum - Rear Pronto

P311-5528292    BD8897  New

D9AZ1126B , 8897 , 12361023 , F0VY1126B , PDR0383 , AX8897 , 60389 , 2685 , P2685 , YW7Z1V126BA , BD60389

Qty:
$50.22
Pronto Brake Drum  Rear
  • Precision balanced; Castings engineered to high metallurgical standards
  • 11 Inch Rear Drum; Composite
  • Product Attributes:
    • ABS Sensor Ring Included: No
    • Bolt Circle Diameter:
      • 114.3
      • 4.5
    • Bolt Hole Diameter:
      • 0.57
      • 14.5
    • Bolt Hole Quantity: 5
    • Brake Surface Width:
      • 2.79
      • 70.9
    • Center Bore Diameter:
      • 2.78
      • 70.6
    • Height:
      • 100.8
      • 3.97
    • Maximum Brake Diameter (Discard):
      • 11.09
      • 281.7
    • Nominal Diameter: 279.4
    • Nominal Drum Diameter:
      • 11
      • 279.4
    • Outer Cooling Fins: Yes
    • Outside Diameter:
      • 13.03
      • 331
  • DuraGo® has a rich history in manufacturing aftermarket automotive products. The company was founded over 45 years ago and through the years has developed a diverse product offering. The DuraGo® Brake Drum and Rotor Program is the professional's choice for quality, cataloging and first to market applications. We take pride in our attention to detail and our reputation for outstanding quality. DuraGo® products are manufactured by ISO certified factories to meet requirements of fit, form and function.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Pronto
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1990 - Lincoln Town Car Rear
Pronto
2002 Lincoln Town Car Brake Drum - Rear Pronto

P311-5528292    BD8897  New

D9AZ1126B , 8897 , 12361023 , F0VY1126B , PDR0383 , AX8897 , 60389 , 2685 , P2685 , YW7Z1V126BA , BD60389

Qty:
$50.22
Pronto Brake Drum  Rear
  • Precision balanced; Castings engineered to high metallurgical standards
  • Composite
  • Product Attributes:
    • ABS Sensor Ring Included: No
    • Bolt Circle Diameter:
      • 114.3
      • 4.5
    • Bolt Hole Diameter:
      • 0.57
      • 14.5
    • Bolt Hole Quantity: 5
    • Brake Surface Width:
      • 2.79
      • 70.9
    • Center Bore Diameter:
      • 2.78
      • 70.6
    • Height:
      • 100.8
      • 3.97
    • Maximum Brake Diameter (Discard):
      • 11.09
      • 281.7
    • Nominal Diameter: 279.4
    • Nominal Drum Diameter:
      • 11
      • 279.4
    • Outer Cooling Fins: Yes
    • Outside Diameter:
      • 13.03
      • 331
  • DuraGo® has a rich history in manufacturing aftermarket automotive products. The company was founded over 45 years ago and through the years has developed a diverse product offering. The DuraGo® Brake Drum and Rotor Program is the professional's choice for quality, cataloging and first to market applications. We take pride in our attention to detail and our reputation for outstanding quality. DuraGo® products are manufactured by ISO certified factories to meet requirements of fit, form and function.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Pronto
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2002 - Lincoln Town Car Rear
Pronto
1980 Lincoln Continental Brake Drum - Rear Pronto

P311-43A9D70    BD8896  New

PDR0569 , 8896 , YW7Z1V126AA , 12361022 , 2683 , P2683 , BD60388 , AX8896 , 60388

Qty:
$43.65
Pronto Brake Drum  Rear
  • Precision balanced; Castings engineered to high metallurgical standards
  • 10 Inch Rear Drum; Floating
  • Product Attributes:
    • ABS Sensor Ring Included: No
    • Bolt Circle Diameter:
      • 114.3
      • 4.5
    • Bolt Hole Diameter: 14.7
    • Bolt Hole Quantity: 5
    • Brake Surface Width:
      • 2.98
      • 75.6
    • Center Bore Diameter:
      • 2.78
      • 70.7
    • Height:
      • 3.74
      • 95.1
    • Maximum Brake Diameter (Discard):
      • 10.06
      • 255.5
    • Nominal Diameter:
      • 253.8
      • 9.99
    • Nominal Drum Diameter:
      • 253.8
      • 9.99
    • Outer Cooling Fins: Yes
    • Outside Diameter: 305
  • DuraGo® has a rich history in manufacturing aftermarket automotive products. The company was founded over 45 years ago and through the years has developed a diverse product offering. The DuraGo® Brake Drum and Rotor Program is the professional's choice for quality, cataloging and first to market applications. We take pride in our attention to detail and our reputation for outstanding quality. DuraGo® products are manufactured by ISO certified factories to meet requirements of fit, form and function.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Pronto
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1980 - Lincoln Continental Rear
Pronto
1980 Lincoln Continental Brake Drum - Rear Pronto

P311-5528292    BD8897  New

D9AZ1126B , 8897 , 12361023 , F0VY1126B , PDR0383 , AX8897 , 60389 , 2685 , P2685 , YW7Z1V126BA , BD60389

Qty:
$50.22
Pronto Brake Drum  Rear
  • Precision balanced; Castings engineered to high metallurgical standards
  • 11 Inch Rear Drum; Floating
  • Product Attributes:
    • ABS Sensor Ring Included: No
    • Bolt Circle Diameter:
      • 114.3
      • 4.5
    • Bolt Hole Diameter:
      • 0.57
      • 14.5
    • Bolt Hole Quantity: 5
    • Brake Surface Width:
      • 2.79
      • 70.9
    • Center Bore Diameter:
      • 2.78
      • 70.6
    • Height:
      • 100.8
      • 3.97
    • Maximum Brake Diameter (Discard):
      • 11.09
      • 281.7
    • Nominal Diameter: 279.4
    • Nominal Drum Diameter:
      • 11
      • 279.4
    • Outer Cooling Fins: Yes
    • Outside Diameter:
      • 13.03
      • 331
  • DuraGo® has a rich history in manufacturing aftermarket automotive products. The company was founded over 45 years ago and through the years has developed a diverse product offering. The DuraGo® Brake Drum and Rotor Program is the professional's choice for quality, cataloging and first to market applications. We take pride in our attention to detail and our reputation for outstanding quality. DuraGo® products are manufactured by ISO certified factories to meet requirements of fit, form and function.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Pronto
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1980 - Lincoln Continental Rear
Pronto
1983 Lincoln Mark VI Brake Drum - Rear Pronto

P311-43A9D70    BD8896  New

PDR0569 , 8896 , YW7Z1V126AA , 12361022 , 2683 , P2683 , BD60388 , AX8896 , 60388

Qty:
$43.65
Pronto Brake Drum  Rear
  • Precision balanced; Castings engineered to high metallurgical standards
  • 10 Inch Brake; Floating
  • Product Attributes:
    • ABS Sensor Ring Included: No
    • Bolt Circle Diameter:
      • 114.3
      • 4.5
    • Bolt Hole Diameter: 14.7
    • Bolt Hole Quantity: 5
    • Brake Surface Width:
      • 2.98
      • 75.6
    • Center Bore Diameter:
      • 2.78
      • 70.7
    • Height:
      • 3.74
      • 95.1
    • Maximum Brake Diameter (Discard):
      • 10.06
      • 255.5
    • Nominal Diameter:
      • 253.8
      • 9.99
    • Nominal Drum Diameter:
      • 253.8
      • 9.99
    • Outer Cooling Fins: Yes
    • Outside Diameter: 305
  • DuraGo® has a rich history in manufacturing aftermarket automotive products. The company was founded over 45 years ago and through the years has developed a diverse product offering. The DuraGo® Brake Drum and Rotor Program is the professional's choice for quality, cataloging and first to market applications. We take pride in our attention to detail and our reputation for outstanding quality. DuraGo® products are manufactured by ISO certified factories to meet requirements of fit, form and function.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Pronto
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle BrakeABS Brakes Position
1983 - Lincoln Mark VI Non-ABS Power Rear
Pronto
1983 Lincoln Mark VI Brake Drum - Rear Pronto

P311-5528292    BD8897  New

D9AZ1126B , 8897 , 12361023 , F0VY1126B , PDR0383 , AX8897 , 60389 , 2685 , P2685 , YW7Z1V126BA , BD60389

Qty:
$50.22
Pronto Brake Drum  Rear
  • Precision balanced; Castings engineered to high metallurgical standards
  • 11 Inch Brake; Floating
  • Product Attributes:
    • ABS Sensor Ring Included: No
    • Bolt Circle Diameter:
      • 114.3
      • 4.5
    • Bolt Hole Diameter:
      • 0.57
      • 14.5
    • Bolt Hole Quantity: 5
    • Brake Surface Width:
      • 2.79
      • 70.9
    • Center Bore Diameter:
      • 2.78
      • 70.6
    • Height:
      • 100.8
      • 3.97
    • Maximum Brake Diameter (Discard):
      • 11.09
      • 281.7
    • Nominal Diameter: 279.4
    • Nominal Drum Diameter:
      • 11
      • 279.4
    • Outer Cooling Fins: Yes
    • Outside Diameter:
      • 13.03
      • 331
  • DuraGo® has a rich history in manufacturing aftermarket automotive products. The company was founded over 45 years ago and through the years has developed a diverse product offering. The DuraGo® Brake Drum and Rotor Program is the professional's choice for quality, cataloging and first to market applications. We take pride in our attention to detail and our reputation for outstanding quality. DuraGo® products are manufactured by ISO certified factories to meet requirements of fit, form and function.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Pronto
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle BrakeABS Brakes Position
1983 - Lincoln Mark VI Non-ABS Power Rear
Pronto
1968 Lincoln Mark III Brake Drum - Rear Pronto

P311-52535D1    BD8200  New

BD60055 , PDR0124 , 2620 , C1AA1125C , P2620 , AX8200 , C5AZ1102B , 60055 , 8200 , 12361003 , C0AA1125C

Qty:
$42.35
Pronto Brake Drum  Rear
  • Precision balanced; Castings engineered to high metallurgical standards
  • Floating
  • Product Attributes:
    • ABS Sensor Ring Included: No
    • Bolt Circle Diameter:
      • 114.3
      • 4.5
    • Bolt Hole Diameter:
      • 0.61
      • 15.6
    • Bolt Hole Quantity: 5
    • Brake Surface Width:
      • 2.84
      • 72.1
    • Center Bore Diameter:
      • 2.44
      • 62
    • Height:
      • 3.66
      • 93
    • Maximum Brake Diameter (Discard):
      • 11.09
      • 281.69
    • Nominal Diameter:
      • 11.03
      • 280.2
    • Nominal Drum Diameter:
      • 11.03
      • 280.2
    • Outer Cooling Fins: No
    • Outside Diameter: 325
  • DuraGo® has a rich history in manufacturing aftermarket automotive products. The company was founded over 45 years ago and through the years has developed a diverse product offering. The DuraGo® Brake Drum and Rotor Program is the professional's choice for quality, cataloging and first to market applications. We take pride in our attention to detail and our reputation for outstanding quality. DuraGo® products are manufactured by ISO certified factories to meet requirements of fit, form and function.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Pronto
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1968 - Lincoln Mark III Rear
Raybestos
1972 Lincoln Mark IV Brake Drum - Rear Raybestos - Professional Grade

P311-0AC0447    2647R  New

Qty:
$57.99
Raybestos Brake Drum  Rear
  • Professional Grade
  • Product Attributes:
    • Box Height: 3.750
    • Box Length: 13.250
    • Box Width: 13.125
    • Brake Drum Depth: 2.930
    • Brake Drum Diameter, Outside: 12.800
    • Brake Drum Thickness, Nominal: 11.090
    • Brake Drum Type: Finned
    • Country of Origin: Cn
    • Height, Overall: 3.570
    • Weight, Gross: 16.450
    • Wheel Bolt Circle Diameter: 4.500
    • Wheel Bolt Hole Diameter, Maximum: 0.621
    • Wheel Bolt Hole Diameter, Minimum: 0.613
Brand: Raybestos
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1972 - Lincoln Mark IV Rear
Raybestos
2004 Lincoln Town Car Brake Drum - Rear Raybestos - Professional Grade

P311-4BB5F26    2685R  New

Qty:
$44.03
Raybestos Brake Drum  Rear
  • with 11" Brakes
  • Professional Grade
  • Product Attributes:
    • Box Height: 4.500
    • Box Length: 14.250
    • Box Width: 14.000
    • Brake Drum Depth: 2.790
    • Brake Drum Diameter, Outside: 13.020
    • Brake Drum Thickness, Nominal: 11.090
    • Brake Drum Type: Finned
    • Country of Origin: Us
    • Height, Overall: 3.850
    • Weight, Gross: 25.600
    • Wheel Bolt Circle Diameter: 4.500
    • Wheel Bolt Hole Diameter, Maximum: 0.574
    • Wheel Bolt Hole Diameter, Minimum: 0.566
Brand: Raybestos
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2004 - Lincoln Town Car Rear
Raybestos
1979 Lincoln Mark V Brake Drum - Rear Raybestos - Professional Grade

P311-0AA2449    2661R  New

Qty:
$64.57
Raybestos Brake Drum  Rear
  • Professional Grade
  • Product Attributes:
    • Box Height: 4.625
    • Box Length: 14.250
    • Box Width: 14.000
    • Brake Drum Depth: 3.650
    • Brake Drum Diameter, Outside: 13.700
    • Brake Drum Thickness, Nominal: 11.090
    • Brake Drum Type: Finned
    • Country of Origin: Cn
    • Height, Overall: 4.300
    • Weight, Gross: 21.700
    • Wheel Bolt Circle Diameter: 5.000
    • Wheel Bolt Hole Diameter, Maximum: 0.553
    • Wheel Bolt Hole Diameter, Minimum: 0.545
Brand: Raybestos
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1979 - Lincoln Mark V Rear
Raybestos
1990 Lincoln Town Car Brake Drum - Rear Raybestos - Professional Grade

P311-0705BC3    2683R  New

Qty:
$43.29
Raybestos Brake Drum  Rear
  • with 10" Brakes; Replace in Pairs
  • Professional Grade
  • Product Attributes:
    • Box Height: 4.000
    • Box Length: 12.500
    • Box Width: 12.250
    • Brake Drum Depth: 3.020
    • Brake Drum Diameter, Outside: 11.385
    • Brake Drum Thickness, Nominal: 10.060
    • Brake Drum Type: Finned
    • Country of Origin: Cn
    • Height, Overall: 3.730
    • Weight, Gross: 19.000
    • Wheel Bolt Circle Diameter: 4.500
    • Wheel Bolt Hole Diameter, Maximum: 0.574
    • Wheel Bolt Hole Diameter, Minimum: 0.566
Brand: Raybestos
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1990 - Lincoln Town Car Rear
Raybestos
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Brake Drum - Rear Raybestos - Professional Grade

P311-0705BC3    2683R  New

Qty:
$43.29
Raybestos Brake Drum  Rear
  • Professional Grade
  • Product Attributes:
    • Box Height: 4.000
    • Box Length: 12.500
    • Box Width: 12.250
    • Brake Drum Depth: 3.020
    • Brake Drum Diameter, Outside: 11.385
    • Brake Drum Thickness, Nominal: 10.060
    • Brake Drum Type: Finned
    • Country of Origin: Cn
    • Height, Overall: 3.730
    • Weight, Gross: 19.000
    • Wheel Bolt Circle Diameter: 4.500
    • Wheel Bolt Hole Diameter, Maximum: 0.574
    • Wheel Bolt Hole Diameter, Minimum: 0.566
Brand: Raybestos
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1996 - Lincoln Mark VIII Rear
Raybestos
1971 Lincoln Mark III Brake Drum - Rear Raybestos - Professional Grade

P311-46152B2    2620R  New

Qty:
$39.68
Raybestos Brake Drum  Rear
  • with Non-Flared Drum
  • Professional Grade
  • Product Attributes:
    • Box Height: 3.750
    • Box Length: 13.250
    • Box Width: 13.125
    • Brake Drum Depth: 2.890
    • Brake Drum Diameter, Outside: 12.800
    • Brake Drum Thickness, Nominal: 11.090
    • Country of Origin: Cn
    • Height, Overall: 3.660
    • Weight, Gross: 16.650
    • Wheel Bolt Circle Diameter: 4.500
    • Wheel Bolt Hole Diameter, Maximum: 0.621
    • Wheel Bolt Hole Diameter, Minimum: 0.613
Brand: Raybestos
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1971 - Lincoln Mark III Rear
Centric
1968 Lincoln Mark III Brake Drum - Rear Centric - Premium Drum-Preferred

P311-14DA256    122.61003  New

Qty:
$49.33
Centric Brake Drum  Rear
  • Centric Premium Brake Drum
  • Premium Drum-Preferred
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • Centric Premium brake drums feature Original Equipment specifications and production processes guaranteeing proper fitment and superior performance and quality. Centric premium drums utilize either an Electrocoating finish or O.E. style painted finish for protection from the elements.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Centric
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1968 - Lincoln Mark III Rear
Centric
1968 Lincoln Mark III Brake Drum - Rear Centric - C-TEK Standard Brake Drum

P311-5B3D2EE    123.61003  New

Qty:
$39.28
Centric Brake Drum  Rear
  • C-Tek Standard Brake Drum
  • C-TEK Standard Brake Drum
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • C-Tek brake rotors and drums offer many of the features and benefits of premium replacement parts.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Centric
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1968 - Lincoln Mark III Rear
Centric
1972 Lincoln Mark IV Brake Drum - Rear Centric - C-TEK Standard Brake Drum-Preferred

P311-1806B6A    123.61011  New

Qty:
$58.31
Centric Brake Drum  Rear
  • C-Tek Standard Brake Drum
  • C-TEK Standard Brake Drum-Preferred
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • C-Tek brake rotors and drums offer many of the features and benefits of premium replacement parts.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Centric
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1972 - Lincoln Mark IV Rear
Centric
2002 Lincoln Town Car Brake Drum - Rear Centric - C-TEK Standard Brake Drum-Preferred

P311-26EA320    123.61023  New

Qty:
$45.17
Centric Brake Drum  Rear
  • C-Tek Standard Brake Drum
  • C-TEK Standard Brake Drum-Preferred
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • C-Tek brake rotors and drums offer many of the features and benefits of premium replacement parts.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Centric
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Body Position
2002 - Lincoln Town Car Limousine Rear
Centric
1990 Lincoln Town Car Brake Drum - Rear Centric - C-TEK Standard Brake Drum-Preferred

P311-11CF96C    123.61022  New

Qty:
$42.88
Centric Brake Drum  Rear
  • C-Tek Standard Brake Drum
  • 10" Rear Drum
  • C-TEK Standard Brake Drum-Preferred
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • C-Tek brake rotors and drums offer many of the features and benefits of premium replacement parts.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Centric
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1990 - Lincoln Town Car Rear
Centric
1990 Lincoln Town Car Brake Drum - Rear Centric - C-TEK Standard Brake Drum-Preferred

P311-26EA320    123.61023  New

Qty:
$45.17
Centric Brake Drum  Rear
  • C-Tek Standard Brake Drum
  • 11" Rear Drum
  • C-TEK Standard Brake Drum-Preferred
  • Product Attributes:
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: Cancer And Reproductive Harm
  • C-Tek brake rotors and drums offer many of the features and benefits of premium replacement parts.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Centric
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1990 - Lincoln Town Car Rear

Latest Lincoln Repair and Brake Drum Installation Advice

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How to turn rotors on a '99 Town Car?

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Question From Ragnorok on How to turn rotors on a '99 Town Car?

- 'Lo all. I have a 1999 Lincoln Town Car that I'm putting front brakes on. This isn't so hard, in and of itself, but I'd also like to turn the rotors because I have some uneven braking that's typical of mild rotor warpage.
- The problem is, the hub cover has this rubber seal on it, and that seal says "permanent sealed bearing - do not remove". I'm curious how one is supposed to turn the rotors on this vehicle if they can't be taken off? If they can be taken off, I'd like some insight into how that's done without damaging anything.
- I did pull back about 10mm of the rubber seal, unfortunately prior to reading the warning. (wry grin) Some gentle prodding didn't even budge the hub cover, which normally doesn't take a lot of effort to remove. Once I saw the warning, however, I stopped cold and came to the web to see what I could see. (grin)
- Thanks for your time...

Rags

Response From Tom Greenleaf

With caliper and the bracket removed the rotor just falls off! It may be stuck from rust and DON'T bother turning it as they don't cost that much for a good new one. None come with tons of extra metal anymore and they just warp from heat when thinner. Clean and lube where the rotor contacts hub/bearing as if it's crusty it will behave like a warped rotor. A rubber hammer should do to loosen it up and then gasket scrapers for any rust. Good luck,

Response From Ragnorok

- Odd. Typically the rotor is held on by a really big nut secured by a cotter pin, which is under the hub cover, the that says it's a permanent sealed bearing in this instance. Naturally the bearings are in there, too! (grin)
- If there is no such nut on this Town Car, what keeps it together? The caliper can't be holding it on there. Mere friction doesn't seem like it should suffice to hold a front wheel on (naturally the studs are in the rotor and hold the wheel) during normal driving conditions.
- I'm not telling you you're wrong, Tom, and I greatly appreciate your response. I've been working on cars for about twenty-five years, and I've never heard of a front rotor (coasting wheel on this rear-wheel drive car) that's not held on a by a nut/cotter pin.
- So before I just start whacking on it with a rubber hammer, I'd feel better with some explaination of this arrangement. Be as technical as you like ... I've a fair bit of automotive experience, and I'm a software engineer to boot, so I don't believe in "too much information". (wink) Links and/or diagrams would be a real bonus. Or maybe I should just see if Chilton has a manual for this car? (snicker)
- Thanks for your time!...

Rags

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

I don't have much time right now but know that the front wheel bearing is a barrel and sealed unit and the rotor comes off like a brake drum would. Bearing is NOT serviceabe or adjustable. Easy to replace with air tools if needed. They use thread lock on the orig caliper bracket which must be removed to get rotor off.

Again - don't waste your time turning a rotor on this. New ones are too cheap to bother. That's your call.

Hit me at base address if needed, I need to get off this computer right now, Good luck,

Response From DanD

Good one Tom and you say you're out of the trade, maybe in body but you still know your stuff.
Dan.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Dan - thanks for the kind words!! I do what I can. Love your flag on your posts! Be well and love reading your posts, Tom

Response From johnwagnerjr

Tom - I've got a '91 Town Car and I want to replace the front brake pads and rotors. You mentioned that the '99 Town Car rotors just falls off when the caliper and braket are removed. Is this the same on my '91?

Thanks, John

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Not sure but 1991 should be the old style. Just two 11/16th bolts and regular wheel bearings. That was a change year for Lincoln so I'm not sure. A quick look will tell.

FYI - I've had great luck with disc pads called "Porcelain" for being real quiet. Just a tad more money for less problems. With a 1991 take a good look at the flex hoses and calipers and consider bleeding them out with good new brake fluid, good luck,

Response From johnwagnerjr

Thanks for the insight and the advice on pads. I've never done brakes before so this should be fun.

--John

Response From Tom Greenleaf

You are scaring me!! If you've never done brakes before go one at a time. Parts are asymetrically opposite so you have a reference. Make sure that the caliper hose is in proper position and DON'T let it hang by it while working.

Take most brake fluid out of master cylinder with a new clean turkey baster an mark it for cars only!! - or throw it out!! Hit me at home base if you have troubles or questions - I'm at this silly computer way too much so I'll catch it. Never re use brake fluid. There's a spot for private messages here if you want to leave a phone # or get mine. Take your time, it'll work just fine, Tom

Response From Ragnorok

- Gosh I am SUCH a retard!! Of course that's how it is!! The rotor is held on by pressure on the studs, when the wheel is on there, and it's the HUB that's held on by the bolt!! (smacks forhead)
- Since I can turn them for $15 for the pair, I don't think I can replace them for that price. I'm sure they'll just warp again (they did the first time), but at least I'll have smooth braking for while. (wink) I'll see about replacing them next pad set ... I'm not one to turn rotors a second time regardless.
- Thanks a million for your patience, Tom. I sure feel like a n00b...

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