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How to get brake pads off with pin holding them on?

Trying to get brake pads off a 1997 tracer but there is a pin that runs through them and I dont know how to get it off?? thakns

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Using a needle nose pliers pull wire clips that hold pins in place, they are on top of the caliper, then remove pins. Good Luck If I fixed ya leave me a FIX-YA Comment. Thanks

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Where is the pcm located on a 1997 mercury tracer?


Hello Rippgut.
The PCM is mounted in the console.
The park brake and shifter console needs to be removed to access it.
Also the 4 screws that hold down the shifter need to be removed.

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SECTION 206-03: Front Disc Brake 1999 Escort/Tracer Workshop Manual DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Procedure revision date: 06/06/1998 Front Disc Brake Front Disc Brake System Components
Item Part Number Description 1 1125 Front Disc Brake Rotor 2 2B296 Disc Brake Caliper Locating Pin 3 2B120 Disc Brake Caliper 4 2001 Brake Pads 5 - Copper Washers (2 Req'd) 6 - Banjo Bolt 7 2078 Front Brake Hose 8 2W303 Brake Caliper Bolt- (2 Req'd) 9 2814 Brake Hose Clip The front disc brake system consists of a single-piston front disc brake caliper (2B120) and a ventilated front disc brake rotor (1125). The brake shoes and linings (2001) are held in the front disc brake caliper by two front disc brake caliper locating pins (2B296) and two springs. The inboard brake shoe and lining is equipped with a wear indicator that makes a squealing noise when the brake shoes and linings are worn beyond recommended use.

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Dec 15, 2010 | 1999 Mercury Tracer

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How do you bleed the brakes for a 1997 mercury tracer?


on the caliper thare is a bleeder screw. you will need to open and close it.have someone step on the brake pedal 10 times and hold it down.with the brake holding,,open the bleeder screw.let it run for 2 seconds,then close off the bleeder.Pump and hold down the pedal again.Do this 35 times

Nov 14, 2010 | 1997 Mercury Tracer

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Will I need a caliper reset tool kit to change the brakes on my 2007 toyota sienna or will a standard c-clamp do the job? And since it is an ABS system, I assume that brakes must be bled, correct?


Brake Pads Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
  1. Remove the front wheels. Front brake caliper (exploded view) toyota-09-00-5838.gif

  2. Loosen the caliper bleeder.
  3. Hold the slide pin; remove the 2 mounting bolts and remove the brake caliper from the support.
  4. Support the caliper.
  5. Open the brake bleeder. Press the caliper piston into the bore.
  6. Close the bleeder after the piston has reached the bottom of the caliper bore.
  7. Remove the brake pads, support plates, wear indicators and anti squeal shims.
  8. Remove the slide pins and bushings from the caliper support.
To Install:
  1. Lubricate the slide pins and bushings with brake grease.
  2. Install the bushing on the slide pin.
  3. Install the slide pin on the caliper support.
  4. Install the brake pad support plates on the caliper supports.
  5. Lubricate the anti squeal shims with brake grease.
  6. Install the anti squeal shims on the brake pads.
  7. Install the pad wear indicator facing upward and install the pads on the caliper support.
  8. Install the caliper on the support.
  9. Install the 2 mounting bolts, hold the slide pins and tighten 25 ft-lb (34 Nm).
  10. Fill the reservoir and bleed the brakes.
  11. Install the front wheels.
Rear To Remove:
  1. Remove the rear wheels.
  2. Loosen the caliper bleeder. Rear brake caliper (exploded view) toyota-09-00-5842.gif

  3. Hold the slide pin; remove the 2 mounting bolts and rear brake caliper assembly from the support.
  4. Support the caliper.
  5. Open the brake bleeder. Press the caliper piston into the bore.
  6. Close the bleeder after the piston has reached the bottom of the caliper bore.
  7. Remove the brake pads, support plates, and anti squeal shims.
  8. Remove the slide pins from the caliper support.
To Install:
  1. Lubricate the slide pins with brake grease.
  2. Install the slide pin on the caliper support.
  3. Install the brake pad support plates on the caliper supports.
  4. Lubricate the anti squeal shims with brake grease.
  5. Install the anti squeal shims on the brake pads.
  6. Install the rear pads on the caliper support.
  7. Install the rear caliper on the support.
  8. Install the 2 mounting bolts, hold the slide pins and tighten 25 ft-lb (34 Nm).
  9. Fill the reservoir and bleed the brakes.
  10. Install the front wheels.
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I have a 97 Mercury Tracer with disk brakes in rear. I disconnected the emergency brake cable and loosened the bleed screw and cannot compress the cylinder to put new pads on. Is there a trick?


take a pair of channel locks and turn the caliper piston clockwise while pushing it in a little bit at a time until it is in all the way. Some pins on the back of them so they sit in the caliper right. make sure to line those pins up. They do make a tool to turn the piston but I have done it this way before. Hope this helps leave comment.

Jun 27, 2010 | 1997 Mercury Tracer

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I'm trying to replace my front pads there are 2


Replace left and right brake pads at the same time. Do not replace brake pads for one side of the vehicle only.
  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Remove tire and wheel assemblies.
  3. Remove pad pins and springs.
  4. Remove brake pads, then shims.
  5. Reverse procedure to install. When installing new brake pads, push caliper piston inward using piston compressor No. 490221600C or equivalent.

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Trying to change the brakes on my mothers 1990 Mazda 323s brakes


It is fairly easy. On these cars, you don't need to unbolt the caliper, or remove it. If you remove the two pins, the brake pad will just slide out. The two pins are held in by an arrangement of wire clips. You need to squeeze the wire clip, and lever it back, then pull it clear of the pin. It is difficult to explain, but quite easy to figure out. You don't need to use any tools, you should be able to remove the spring clip thing by hand.

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Stuck caliper pins


yes if they dont pull apart free them up and lube with grease it causes stickey brakes and uneven pad wear

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REAR BRAKE PAD REPALCEMENT


Hello, When you are looking at the caliper, you should see two pins holding the pads in. Look for the holes or the ends of the pins and drive them toward the inside of the caliper until they come out. Then take a large screwdriver or large channel locks and pry the pads away from the rotor. Now you should be able to take the pads out. When installing the new pads, you will have to put the pins back from the back side until they are flush with the caliper. When finished, make sure you pump the brake pedal until it comes up to the normal level before trying to move the car.
I hope this helps.
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