Question about 1997 Mercury Sable
Detailed instructions on replacing rear brake pads of 97 mercury sable?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
open the trunk and remove the inner liner behind the break light lenses and remove the 6 bolts that hold the lense in place
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
I've done it and hated every minute of it.
Get a quality brake piston rotator tool. The Autozone 5 sided cube is no good.
you will have to spin the piston back about 4-5 turns until it fully retracts.
The expanding/ 500lb pressure clamps do no good b/c the brake is like a hydraulic screw. You can't compress this type of brake.
Starting the rotation of the piston back will require two people
1 to hold the tool and ratchet on the piston, the other to turn the ratchet.
Posted on Aug 30, 2008
This is usually pretty simple. Start by removing the brake drum. Sometimes the brake pads themselves prevent easy removal. There should be an adjustment hole on the back side of the backing plate. Pop the rubber plug out. Use a flat tipped screwdriver to turn the notched disc. one way will tighten and the other way will loosen it, usually both sides are different directions. Once the drum pops off you can begin replacing pads. I like to take a digital photo first, just in case... I then take each piece off one at a time and set it on the ground exactly how it went in. There is usually one big spring that holds the two shoes together, this one is tricky to release, but it's easier if you adjust that tensioner all the way in first. There will also be a couple of springs with retainers holding the pads in place. There will be a notch in the retainer, you'll have to push down and twist 90 degrees to release retainers and springs. They make a special tool, but you can use a pliers or vice grip if you're careful. Don't loose the pin or spring and retainer. Clean everything with brake cleaner and start to re-assemble.
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
u need new back brakes u'll also need to find out if u'll need a specail compresstion tool and last and most important a socked set, i almost forgot u need more break fluid
Posted on Nov 26, 2009
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