Question about 1998 Mercury Mountaineer
1.Jack up vehicle and remove the wheel. before removing the caliper , be sure to depress the piston into the bottom of its bore in the caliper with a large C- clamp to make room for the new pads. look behind the caliper and you should see two bolts holding the caliper on.
2. Remove the bolts, "DO NOT REMOVE THE BRAKE LINE", the caliper should pull free from the caliper mounting braket. DO NOT LET THE CALIPER HANG BY THE BRAKE HOSE".
3. Separate the brake pads from the caliper mounting bracket." Remove the steel slippers from the upper and lower parts of the caliper mounting bracket.
4. After doing the above You should be done with removal to install follow the above steps in reverse.
Good luck and almost forgot, crack open the master cylinder to let the brake fluid flow out when pushing the pistons back in to the calipers to make it easier and replace any fluid lost. Note: brake is corrosive to paint so use caution when re-filling the master cylinder and just use water to neutralize any brake fluid lost on the ground.
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
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