Question about 2000 Lincoln LS
You open the rear caliper bleeder valve as it is
near impossible to push fluid to the front of car
Then you turn the caliper piston clockwise-to turn
in the parking brake adjuster- as you push the piston
into the caliper bore
Two functions-piston turned in & pushed in
You line up the piston notch to the top-so the
round bump on the inner pad goes down in place
After the caliper & pads are on & before you start the
car & bleed the 4 corners & then push brake for a firm
pedal-----You ratchet up the lever on park brake at back of caliper
They don't make a tool for an LS
I took the cube avail at any parts store & filed the outsides
of two pins to fit the piston notches
Posted on Dec 08, 2012
In general, brake calipers can be compressed by using a "C" clamp and turning the clamp to crank the caliper in. When you have 2 holes in the facing of the caliper piston, it may need to be twist turned to travel back into the caliper.
There were some differences in caliper piston composition with some being constructed of metal and others using plastic. The brake pads may be different for each.
Remember to take off the Master cylinder cap when you press in the caliper. This will allow the fluid to return back to the Master cylinder when you crank the "C" CLAMP. The open Master cylinder may overflow if fluid previously was added when the pads were low.
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Posted on Dec 08, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The first thing to replace is the front rubber (flex) line that goes to the caliper from the steel brake line. They can go bad on the inside and not allow the caliper to retract when you take your foot off the brakes. If the rear brake is sticking it isn't retracting properly also, but try the front fix first and see what happens.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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