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Re: torx bit size
I would check with my local parts house, I think you will find that there is a tool especially made just for the brakes on that vehicle. It is not uncommon for all makes to have a special size just for changing brakes on their vehicles. I know some Fords have it, you should see the one for a 1993 Cadillac Seville, looks like a small box. Doesn't make sense but it sells a lot of tools. It's probably a 52-53 or something like that and of course only useful for the brakes on that particular model. Hope this helps. Gillight
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To front pads, tighten the caliper pins to 16-30 ft. lbs. (22-40 Nm) on 1997-98
F-250HD, F-350 and F-Super duty models. Tighten the caliper pins to
21-26 ft. lbs. (28-36 Nm) on the F-150, F-250, Expedition and Navigator.
Tighten the caliper pins to 42 ft. lbs. (56 Nm) on the 1999-00 F-250SD,
F-350 and F-Super Duty models.
To install the rear disc brake caliper onto the rear support bracket.
Tighten the caliper retaining pins on the F-150, F-250, Expedition and
Navigator to 20 ft. lbs. ( 27 Nm). Tighten the caliper retaining bolts
on the 1999-00 F-Super Duty models to 27 ft. lbs. (36 Nm.)
i just changed my front rotors and pads on my 2001 escape, 6 cylinder. everyone was wrong on the wrench sizes, including the idiots at my local ford dealer. to get the brake calipers off I needed a 7mm hex bit. to get the caliper bracket off I needed an 18mm socket, it was a very easy job but check your wrench sizes first, it seems that every year and model uses different sizes.
The correct size is a T55, which is NOT included in the 3 bit brake set sold at Sears. Fortunately I got the larger set. A note to all you mechanics out there - brake caliper bolts do NOT need the tightness that only 3 gorillas can provide. Yes, they do need to be tight but not to the extent that one is breaking bits to free the bolt - and no, it was not due to rust. And why on earth are there torx head bolts on the Chevy anyway? I will go back to Ford if I ever get the chance!