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1999 ford explorer 2wd sport

Replacing front break pads

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  • bell10459 Sep 06, 2008

    I just wanted to know how hard a job it is to replace the front break pads 1 to 10 experance 5

  • Steven Brock May 11, 2010

    ok....and what? front brake pads, what's the problem your having with them? If you took off the wheel and are looking at it like it's a forgein object, ask a friend. I can walk you through it but it would be easier if I knew what was wrong and your expecince is.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    how to change break pad on a ford explorer

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Doing just the pads are quite easy. Where if you want the rotors turned, which is suggested in most cases, you probally don't have the tools. To do the pads, you need a hamer and a 3/8 extension. towards the cab of the explorer, you'll see the brake caliper. On each end of the caliper, you'll see these diamond shape things. Pound those out with the hammer and extension. The caliper will pop right off. fake a C vice clamp and push the caliper piston it. When that's done, you can replace pads with new ones. Make sure the pads are identical with the ones you removed, and install like the old ones were. Place caliper back on, and start the diamond clips. Those clips have some notches on each end. Those keep the clips in. Make sure those are facing away from the rotor. Then just tap them back into place. Making sure that those nothes are not under the caliper. If they are under the caliper, there's a chance of them coming out and caliper coming off while in use. Once those two clips are in, your done. A novince person can do this, espically if there is someone around to ask if problems.

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  • Steven Brock Sep 06, 2008

    Sorry, I know my spelling sucks at times. lol, more of a gear head then an english professer!

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