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Old 06-12-2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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Front Brakes

Getting ready to do my front brakes today after work. Just doin rotors pads and guide pins.

Any tips or advice to make this easier before I get into it?
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There is a tool you'll need to compress the calipers (they screw open/closed) I believe it's only needed for front brakes , $5 at parts store, the rest is pretty straight forward

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There is a tool you'll need to compress the calipers (they screw open/closed) I believe it's only needed for front brakes , $5 at parts store, the rest is pretty straight forward

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Oh, I thought this was only needed for the rear brakes?
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The fronts don't screw in, you can get by with a large C clamp and one of the old brake pads if you want, or there is a tool to push the front pistons back in.

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Lol, the rear brakes screw in, this is the way pretty much every rear brake works. I just use needle nose pliers and a lot of 4 letter words to spin them and its always fine .

Fronts are easier than the rears but you need to make sure you have a good 18" or longer breaker bar to get the goddamn caliper bolts off.

To compress the calipers themselves I just use a big set of channel locks. I also always do a power bleed when I'm done. Bought a Motive 1 person bleeder kit and it works great for this, you just have to make sure you get it with the 3 prong Ford specific cap since the universal caps are all junk.
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Oh ya duh, bass akwards....c clamp front, screw in back...lol

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