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Here is a link to an excellent video that will walk you through the process of changing your brake pads...
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SOURCE: Changing front brake pads on a 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

I'm guessing you have disc brakes in the front of the Explorer. If so, you need to unscrew the two bolts that hold the caliper on.(they'll be either hex or allen bolts) If the caliper does not slide off, take a C=clanp and slowly back the piston down on the caliper. This should free up the caliper so that it can be removed. Make sure you grease the slider pins for the caliper when you reassenble.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: how to change out front brake pads on a 2001 mazda 626?

I find it easier to use a "C" clamp to push the piston back in so the new pads, which are going to be thicker slip in easier.

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SOURCE: Change Front Brake pads

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Hope this helps...I know it's extremely difficult to find manuals for these cars. These instructions are straight out of the factory service manual.

Posted on Mar 12, 2010

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SOURCE: how to change front brake pads on toyota previa

open master cyl cap
remove tires
remove 2 bolts holding caliper
push piston in (GET THE C CLAMP)
change pads

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

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Change front pads on ford focus 2009 model


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For front brake pads replacement you need only 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!!! For front brake pads. First you must verify yours front brake disc diameter: 280 mm or 288 mm. (On my car y have 288 mm). After that you can buy the brake pads (with wear sensor). 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: 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 if neccessary!!!

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How often should the rear brake pads and front brakes be change on a 2003 ford explorer.


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It depends on your driving habits and how much you drive the vehicle. All brake pads, have a metal tab that let you know when the brake pads need to be replaced.. so don't worry about it for now, when you start hearing a scratching sound coming from the brake disks, is time to replace them.

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The binding of the brakes is causing the pads to overheat, which is causing the smoke. You need pull the wheel and check things out. Your caliper must be bad (not releasing). You need to replace the caliper, brake pads, and have the rotor cut (a full service parts store or shop cuts the rotor perfectly smooth on both sides), or replaced (it may be cheaper to just buy a new rotor). You should also always change the pads (and check everything else) on the opposite side. So, if u do the brakes on the driver side front, always do the front pass. side at the same time, likewise if u do rear brakes.
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