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Caliper wrench size for brake pads

2001 Ford Focus brake pad, the caliper size

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    Darryl Woolfolk Jan 21, 2009

    I fixed mine and it was 7mm 

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    allen wrench size for front brake calipers for 2009 expedition

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Ford uses 14mm 12 mm 10mm

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What size Allen wrench for 2001 escape front caliper?


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.

Mar 11, 2012 | 2001 Ford Escape

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What size allen wrench do i need for the front brake calipers


For front brake pads replacement you only need usually wrench set, inclusive 7 mm allen key also. But for rear brake pads replacement you need obligatory a special caliper piston pressing tool, in order to press back rear caliper piston with parking brake automatic adjustment!!!
Instructions for front brake pads replacement.
For change front brake pads you must raise vehicle, remove wheels, extract the retaining spring of the caliper, and remove the caliper as follow:
1. Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper, and do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose!
2. Remove top and bottom caps (on back side of the caliper) for access to guide pins, then unbolt and remove them from the brake carrier. Remove the caliper.
3. Now you must thoroughly clean the brake calipers (free of grease).
4. Remove outer brake pad from brake carrier.
5. Pull inner brake pad out of brake caliper piston.
6. Check up the brake fluid level on the reservor, and emptying if neccessary!
7. Push piston back into brake caliper housing.
8. Install inner brake pad (with expanding spring) in brake caliper piston. (Arrow marked on pad - if exist, must point in direction of brake disc rotation when vehicle is moving forward).
9. Install outer brake pad into brake carrier.
10. Bolt brake caliper housing to brake carrier using two guide pins. Tightening torque is 25 Nm.
11. Install both caps.
12. Insert retaining spring into brake caliper housing.

Important note: Depress the brake pedal firmly several times while the car is stationary so that the brake pads adjust to their normal operating positions!!!
Check brake fluid level and top up as neccessary!

Sep 03, 2011 | 1994 Audi 100

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How to replace rear brakes on ford focus 2001


to replace rear pads on a focus,you need to remove the caliper assembly remove both pads you will notice that the caliper piston has a grove, that is where a special tool locates because the caliper has the hand brake incorporated in it and has a thread in the back of the piston you need the tool to put pressure and turn the piston to move the piston down into the bore of the caliper to allow for the extra thickness of the new pads then , make sure that the piston grove is in the right position because the pad locates in that grove so fit pads back into caliper make sure your slides in the caliper are moving freely so you dont get any binding of the pads refit caliper do the same on the other side but the only thing different is that the piston turns opposite ,you will see if you are turning the wrong way the piston will try to turn out of the bore and you need it to turn in .BE VERY CAREFUL when the job is complete and you are ready to test drive the vehicle you need to pump the pedal until you have a full and solid bake pedal, because you need to push out the caliper pistons before you have a solid pedal and then you will need to top up your brake fluid at the master cylinder and your ready to go regards agwbk

Feb 05, 2011 | Ford Focus Cars & Trucks

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How to change the break pads for ford focus 2004


The following is from a tip I have posted for all cars but will work for yours, for removing the caliper bolt, a 7mm Allen wrench should be needed.
First Here is a list of what you will need. This list mainly applies to disc brakes but I have included a link for how to replace drum brakes with graphic images. All parts can be purchased from an auto parts or hardware store.
  • New Brake Pads
  • C-Clamp
  • Small amount of Brake/Caliper Grease (usually comes in a small packet)
  • A can of Brake Cleaner
  • Car-jack and lug wrench
  • A small bungee cord
  • Wrench/Socket/Allen Wrench (depending on your car)
  • A hammer (mainly for drum brakes)
  1. Lossen the lug nuts.
  2. Jack up the vehicle.
  3. Remove the tire from the vehicle.
  4. Use the brake cleaner to spray the brake pads and disc taking care not to spray plastic parts on the vehicle. This is done to partly protect yourself from the brake dust and to also clean everything and help remove rust.
  5. The following steps are for disc brakes, for drum brakes skip to step 15.
  6. Next, remove the caliper bolts, the heads will be located on the inside side of the caliper, the wrench needed will vary base on vehicle make and model.
  7. Slide the caliper and brake pads off of the disc.
  8. Remove the outer brake pad.
  9. The bungee cord may be used to keep the caliper from hanging freely. Do not allow the brake line to be bent or hold the caliper itself.
  10. Use the C-Clamp to slowly depress the inner brake pad as far as it can go. If any brake fluid leaks out of the reservoir, it may need to be replaced once brakes are replaced. Make sure to press the brake pedal several times between each tire having brakes replaced to help keep brake fluid from leaking. Some brake fluid may be siphoned beforehand to prevent loosing any fluid.
  11. If the disc is to be replaced, do so now, spray the new disc with brake cleaner to remove any residue. The disc should be replaced if grooves or chips are found on it, or if it is outside of thickness specifications of the manufacturer.
  12. Grease the caliper bolts.
  13. Put the new brake pads on the caliper and slide the brake pads and caliper back onto the disc and insert the bolts.
  14. Skip to Step 18 for disc brakes.
  15. For drum brakes, use the hammer, brake cleaner, and possibly a pry bar to remove the drum which should slide directly off.
  16. Use the brake cleaner to spray the brake pads and other parts within the drum to clean and prevent dust from being breathed in.
  17. Use the following link for better information on how to replace drum brakeshttp://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-shoes-and-drums
  18. Mount the tire, bolt on the lug nuts, and remove the jack.
  19. Press the brake a few times and clean up.
Congrats on replacing the brake pads on your vehicle.
Benjamin

Jan 06, 2011 | 2004 Ford Focus

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What size allen wrench to remove front brake caliper


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.

Oct 19, 2010 | 2005 Ford Escape

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How to insall front brake pads on a 2000 Ford Focus


caliper bolts are 7 mm Torx head.

SECTION 206-03: Front Disc Brake 2000 Focus Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Brake Pads Removal
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  1. Loosen the wheel nuts.
  1. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
  1. Remove the wheel.
  1. Detach the brake hose from the support bracket.
  1. Detach the outer brake pad retaining clip.
  1. NOTE: Pull the caliper outwards to release the piston.
    Detach the caliper.
    1. Remove the bolt covers.
    1. Remove the bolts.
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    Support the brake calipers.
  1. Lift the outer pad retaining clip over the spring retaining lugs.
  1. Remove the outer brake pad.
  1. Remove the inner brake pad.
Installation
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    Fully retract the caliper piston.
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    Install the inner brake pad.
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    Install the outer brake pad.
  1. Push the outer retaining clip over the spring retaining lugs.
  1. Install the caliper.
    1. Install the bolts.
    1. Install the bolt covers.
  1. Install the brake hose onto the support bracket.
  1. Locate the outer pad retaining clip.
  1. Install the wheels.
  1. Check the fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir.

Jan 18, 2010 | 2000 Ford Focus

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Change hyundai accent 2001 front brake pads


may have siezed caliper slide pins suggest buy reman loaded caliper assembly

Oct 05, 2009 | 2001 Hyundai Accent

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Cant get front brake pads to fit


Installation
  1. s1y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: If the caliper piston is retracted into the housing, brake fluid will be displaced from the master cylinder.
    Fully retract the caliper piston.
  1. s1y~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Make sure the brake disc faces are clean before installation.
    Install the inner brake pad.
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2. Fully retract the caliper piston
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3. Install the outer brake pad.

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  1. Push the outer retaining clip over the spring retaining lugs.
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  1. Install the caliper.
    1. Install the bolts.
    1. Install the bolt covers.
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  1. Install the brake hose onto the support bracket.
  1. Locate the outer pad retaining clip.
  1. Install the wheels.
  1. Check the fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir.

Apr 17, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus

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Rear brake


Sounds like you have a stuck caliper on the rear, and brake pads worn out. Replace caliper, pads and most likely rotors.

Mar 08, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus

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