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Front brake pad diy replacement Ford E350 van 2004

There are notches on the top and bottome of the pads and I can't get them off. Is there a clip or something holding them back? It seems as if it should be a simple answer.

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There are Clips on the Back of the Pads that sit on the Piston side of the Caliper. Take a ScrewDriver and Pry them off. It will be Fine. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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Removal Procedure

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  1. Inspect the brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir.
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  3. If the brake fluid level is higher than midway between the maximum-full point and the minimum allowable level, remove the brake fluid with appropriate tool to the midway point before proceeding.
  4. Raise the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
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  1. Compress the front brake caliper piston.
6.1. Install a large C-clamp over the top of the brake caliper housing and against the back of the outboard brake pad. 6.2. Slowly tighten the C-clamp until the piston pushes into the brake caliper enough to slide the brake caliper off the rotor. 6.3. Remove the C-clamp from the brake caliper.
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  2. Rotate the brake caliper upward until it stops.
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  5. Remove the brake pad retaining clips from the brake caliper mounting bracket.
  6. Remove the brake pad retaining clip from the brake caliper.
  7. Remove all foreign material from the brake caliper using denatured alcohol.
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Important: When installing new brake pads, DO NOT reuse the old retaining clips for the brake pad. Use only NEW brake pad retaining clips.

  1. Install the brake pad retaining clips to the brake caliper mounting bracket.
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  3. Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir. Caution: Refer to Firm Brake Pedal Caution in Service Precautions.
  4. Pump the brake pedal slowly and firmly to seat the brake pads.
  5. Burnish the new brake pads.


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