Repeat for the other side of the car. No matter where you get them from. The pads can now be removed. Carefully pry off the metal spring clip attached to the outer edge of the rear caliper with a flathead screwdriver. Use a large C-clamp for this task. I've used before one of those suction pumps and sucked as much as I can out from the reservoir, then replaced. Insert the new outer pad in to the caliper bracket.
Replace the brake fluid cap as soon as possible since brake fluid is hygroscopic absorbs moisture. The price might depend on quality of parts they use. If this is the first rear brake job on your Focus and the rotors appear to be in excellent condition, you should be able to just replace the pads with great results. I take it as a good sign that they work though. Raise the front of the vehicle with the floor jack and securely support it with the two jack stands. Now the piston must be pushed back because the new disc and pads will require extra clearance. The O ring twists as the piston is pushed forward by the fluid pressure and the rubber tension in that twist is used to pull the piston back when you release the brake pedal.
Good luck and have fun with your car. Note: I am not a registered charity. Re-connect both wheels and lower the car off the axle stands after changing both sets of pads. Take the car for a short and cautious test drive with the windows down so you can hear any abnormal noises while braking. Obviously keep the grease away from the friction surface. With the front pad loose and the caliper bolts removed, try to remove the caliper. Set the spring clip aside in a safe place.
I prefer to work on side of the car at a time for extra safety. I did see a few youtube vids that were really helpful too and a few people just let the caliper dangle, I cringed. Having taken the car for a gentle test drive, the brakes work as I would expect. The only new thing is this spring clip which I have figured out simple really. From this I know my brakes and discs should be lasting a lot longer.
When the old disks are off clean the hub mating surface so the new ones fit square - you're supposed to check for float with a dial-gauge but I improvised. Look on the rear of the caliper and pry out the two black plastic dust caps that protect the caliper bolts. Re-attach the caliper in the reverse of the above. Lower the scissor jack until the weight of the car is resting on the jack stand. Re-attach the metal spring clip to the outer face of the caliper. A rough corroded piston or weak rubber O ring stops the piston retracting as it should.
He replaced discs and pads and the car was fine. This liquid or chemical is the. Apply a thin layer of high temperature to the smooth parts of the two combination caliper bolts and slider pins. It really isnt a difficult job. Unable to find any locations Search field is empty There has been a critical error with the request You are not connected to the Internet or you are offline.
Install the caliper back onto the bracket on the brake disc and then apply and tighten the mounting bolts with the wrench. Ford Motorcraft Brake Pad Kits are specifically designed for your Ford, you get both peace of mind and a high quality repair. Check the brake fluid reservoir in the engine and verify that the level is correct. Brake fluid High quality Ford brake fluid offers maximum protection against the daily wear and tear experienced during the braking process. Compress the piston with the C-clamp until it is flush with the rest of the metal on the brake assembly. This will save you an extra trip to the auto parts store. If you've got the basic tools to do it, I really world recommend doing them yourself.
Remove the scissor jack from the cargo area. Fill the master cylinder reservoir with fresh brake fluid if needed. Lower the rear caliper in to the bracket and over the new pads. Tighten the holding screws and replace the caps on the rubber sleeves. Pry off the retaining clip from the brake caliper using a flat head screwdriver while holding the clip with pliers.
. Pull the old inner and outer brake pads out of the bracket. Use a flathead screwdriver to carefully pry off the metal spring clip attached to the outside edge of the caliper. The brake fluid bleeder valve is located underneath a rubber cap on the back side of the caliper near the upper caliper bolt. The Ford assistant asked if I had Alloy wheels which I have and then explained that the discs were identical and same price but they had different coatings for Steel or Alloy wheels. With the two bolts loosened, it is time to unclip the front pad from the caliper.
I noticed there is some kind of wire brace on then and on the new pads not something I have come across in my limited experience. Resurfacing can be done by any mechanic and if you are in doubt about whether to replace or resurface, they can give you an educated opinion. Push in the two black plastic dust caps over the caliper bolts. Also when pushing the piston back do you just undo the brake fluid cap or does this require you to crack a nipple and bleed it after? Asked on 12 December 2011 by danny p Well unfortunately brake wear is very difficult to quantify. Use a pair of needle nose pliers to slowly screw in the caliper piston backwards by turning it in the clockwise direction.