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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
Front Disc Brake Rotor
Disc Brake Caliper Locating Pin
Disc Brake Caliper
Copper Washers (2 Req'd)
Front Brake Hose
Brake Caliper Bolt- (2 Req'd)
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.
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
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.
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.