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Old 04-05-2009, 10:06 PM   #1
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92 Mustang replacing front cailpers

Anyone here have driveway experience replacing front calipers on a 92 era stang?

I'm have the how-to books, but just curious if I would have a back up here in case

I have a new set on the way, I got brake cleaner, tools, will need to see if my hex fits for the caliper removal. I also bought a small bleeding kit, never bled the brakes on my own before...

I neglected to order new brake lines, wondering if I should spring for some braided ones or just normal rubber ones...
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Basically changing calipers is straight forward. Make sure to get the banjo bolt back on properly and you will need to bleed all 4 brakes afterwards. Start with the brake that is farthest from the master cylinder and work your way to the closest, making sure the master cylinder is topped off every 3-5 pumps of the pedal. If you don't you will suck in air and defeat the whole purpose and you will never get the bubbles out. Rubber brake lines will be fine for street use. If you need the lines, now is the time to do it otherwise you are going to have to bleed the brakes again. If they are in good shape, then you don't necessarily need to do them.
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Re: 92 Mustang replacing front cailpers

It's pretty easy. The banjo bolt is probably the most important part. You have to be VERY careful not to strip the bolt or you could ruin the caliper. As far as the bleeding, just be sure that you actually do it long enough to get the pedal nice and firm. Also, test the brakes BEFORE you start heading off down the road.
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Re: 92 Mustang replacing front cailpers

My brakes lines are dry rotted so I have to replace for sure (otherwise yes I would reuse).

So all 4 brakes need to be bled even though only replacing the front, correct?

EDIT: Just found a set of "Dryrot Resistant Rubber Compounds & Corrosion Resistant End Fittings" brake lines from NAPA (where I ordered the caliper sets)
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My brakes lines are dry rotted so I have to replace for sure (otherwise yes I would reuse).

So all 4 brakes need to be bled even though only replacing the front, correct?

EDIT: Just found a set of "Dryrot Resistant Rubber Compounds & Corrosion Resistant End Fittings" brake lines from NAPA (where I ordered the caliper sets)
Yes, you still need to bleed all 4 brakes despite only changing the fronts. Start at the farthest from the master cylinder (passenger rear) and work your way to the closest brake to the master cylinder (driver front). Basically it goes Pass rear, Driver rear, Pass Front, Driver front. Just make sure your fluid is topped off or you will suck in air. And as Bbunt said, pump the pedal a few times before you even start the car and take it for a test drive otherwise you won't have any brakes!
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Re: 92 Mustang replacing front cailpers

So my Mustang sat for a while before now, and my rotors look like this:



Will that top rust/weathering go away once I get driving it again, or am I looking at something I have to have turned?
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You should only have to have it turned if there are grooves in the rotor. The rust will come off quickly once you start using the brakes.
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Re: 92 Mustang replacing front cailpers

Yes anytime you replace front pads you should have the rotors resurfaced @ your local parts store.
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Re: 92 Mustang replacing front cailpers

Thanks for all your guidance on this guys, went well, bleeding was pretty simple as well as the install.
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Thanks for all your guidance on this guys, went well, bleeding was pretty simple as well as the install.
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