Question about 2001 Ford Mustang

2 Answers

2001 ford mustang rear brakes

We were changing brakes pads for the rear and we had to take off the spring in order to put screw on, but having problems putting screw back on. is there a special tool for this.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 17 Answers

Not exactly sure of what your asking but they do have screw type calipers that use a special tool to screw them back into place. I have used needle nose vise grips.

Posted on May 19, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 7 Answers

If you are referring to the Piston in the caliper - DO NOT USE A "C" CLAMP! You'll destroy the caliper - Ford makes a special tool with dual notches in order to turn the piston in.

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The button broke on the parking brake & the spring came out. Brake still works if you put spring in and pull up brake and hold spring down.


You'll have to replace the whole assembly. You'll have to remove the console to get it out. It will screws/bolts in the rear, in the box, under cup holder pads, on the sides, and up front. depends on your vehicle where the bolts are. This is every where I have found them.

May 29, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 2000 ford mustang gt v8 make a sweeky noise in the rear tires after even after changing rear brakes and shocks.


The squeaky noise can be several things, but usually it's how your pad contacts the rotor provided it's rear disc. Check the caliper slides, if it's not sliding back and forth, you'll wear the inboard side pad and it will squeak.

Oct 15, 2014 | 2000 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

How do you compress the caliper piston when replacing rear disk brake pads on a 2001 ford mustang


Try pushing in and rotating the piston clockwise at the same time. There should be slots or grooves on the face of the piston for this. You can use a C clamp and pliers if you are careful not to scratch the sides of the piston. You can buy or perhaps rent a special tool for this. Also, after the piston is retracted make sure the slot lines up with and engages the new pad properly

Jul 31, 2011 | 2001 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

When I push on my mustang's brake pedal you can hear a noise that I would describe as a worn out spring. The noise can be heard from inside the car and is loud outside the car. Sounds like a creaky spring...


Is it drum brakes in the rear and is that where the noise is coming from? If so, the baking plate behind the shoes may need lubed and be adjusted properly.

Apr 08, 2011 | 2001 Ford Mustang

2 Answers

How to remove brake rotors on a 1996 ford explorer


How to replace the rear brake pads on a 1995 through 2001 Ford Explorer The system utilizes a drum-in-hat type rear brake rotor. The integral drum allows the use of a drum-and-shoe type parking brake system. All other components are similar to their front disc brake components Remove the two bolts on either side of the brake hose with the rubber boots. Do not remove the four bolts where the axle ties in. The two bolts to be removed require a 10mm socket/wrench. Loosen the pads from the caliper Rotor Removal In order to take the rotors off (replace with new or have them machined), it is best to loosen the emergency brake shoes. To do this, behind the rotors, in the back there is a rubber plug, remove that and you can use a screw driver to engage the teeth of the adjusting screw, turn it clockwise to loosen, usually 10-20 teeth. Usually this means turn it downward. After this, it may still be difficult to get the rotors off without tapping them. Use a rubber mallet and hit them from behind. Before really whacking the rotor, make sure you have loosened the adjusting screw enough. It may take heavy swings of the rubber hammer to do this. It will eventually break loose. Parking Brake You might want to check the parking brake while you are here. To remove:
  • Remove the rear disc brake rotor.
  • Remove the outboard return spring.
  • Remove the adjusting screw spring.
  • Remove the rear brake shoe hold-down spring and pin.
  • Remove the brake shoe adjusting screw and nut.
  • Remove the front brake shoe hold-down spring and pin.
  • Remove both parking brake shoes and the inboard return spring.
  • Check the parking brake lever for excessive wear and replace as necessary.
To install:
  • Position the front parking brake shoe to the backing plate and install the hold-down pin and spring.
  • Install the rear parking brake shoe with the inboard return spring.
  • Position the brake shoe adjuster screw and nut on the shoes and install the rear shoe hold-down pin and spring.
  • Install the brake shoe adjuster spring.
  • Install the outboard return spring.
  • Adjust the parking brake shoes and install the rotor, caliper and wheel.
  • Lower the vehicle and tighten the wheel lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
ADJUSTMENT
  • Measure the inside of the drum portion of the rear brake rotor
  • Remove the rear disc brake rotor.
  • Using Brake Adjustment Gauge D81L-1103-A or equivalent, measure the inside diameter of the drum portion of the rear disc brake rotor.
  • Subtract 0.020 in. (0.508mm) from the first measurement, adjust the brake shoes to that size
  • Adjust the parking brake adjuster screw until the outside diameter of the parking brake shoes measures 0.020 in. (0.508mm) less than the drum measurement.
  • Install the rear disc brake rotor.
Reassembly Reassembly is easy. Put new or machined rotors back on by sliding them over the lugs (they should slide on easily.) Loosen bleeder valve (having a catch bottle handy is good). Push calipers in slowly (using a c-clamp or large channel lock pliers), close bleeder valve. Put on pads. Lubricate metal clips with small amount of anti-seize. Re-adjust the emergency brake by turning the opposite direction from loosening. Refill the brake master cylinder

Aug 09, 2010 | 1996 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

I took the rear wheels off to replace the brake pads on my 1995 Ford Mustang GT convertible and I cannot figure out how to get the pads on and it put back together. Help!


The brake caliper pistons have to be turned back in the caliper in order to install the new pads. I would recommend going to the parts store and maybe renting the tool to do it.

Oct 06, 2009 | 1995 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

Changing the rear rotor would i have to take any thing off other than the brakes


No, just the tire and the caliper which holds the pads. Pretty straight forward.

Aug 03, 2009 | 2001 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

Mustang rear brakes


nice car i have one myself but the back brakes are a little bit tricky because you can not just push the brake calipers piston back into the bore. but here is how you can do it. you need a large plieres and you have to put the head of the pliers into the calipers piston then spread apart the handels so that the head of the pliers opens up against the inside walls of the piston. then all you have to do is Turn the piston back into its bore. See the rear caliper piston on the mustangs are just like a bolt. they are threaded into the bore and when your pads were they screw them selves out so when you redo your brakes you have to screw them back in just like a bolt. I hope this helps you out on this and if you have any more questions about this procedure just let me know and i would be more than happy to assist you in this.
please rate me if you would
thanks
Aaron

May 29, 2009 | 1995 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

Mustang parking brake won't release tension on rear brakes


since the new pads are alot thicker than the old ones,the brake needs to be set properly.
something is not right for sure.
the retainer for the park brake cable may be not in the right spot.there is two places it can fit.

May 23, 2009 | 1998 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

Rear Brakes not loosening up on Mustang


Did you turn the pistons in to allow room for new pads. The calipers are also for your parking brake and need to be turns in when replacing pads.

Jan 29, 2009 | 1997 Ford Mustang Cobra

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Ford Mustang Logo

544 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75066 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5470 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...