I am replacing the front disc brakes on a 1999 escort
I am replacing the front disc brakes on a 1999 ford escort and need to know where the final assembly clip goes. Its V shaped but twisted and contourted somewhat. Someone else disassembled it and cant remember where it was
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Re: I am replacing the front disc brakes on a 1999 escort
I shall help u by telling the procedure.
first remove the brake cable from the caliper.
now check for the dusts if any and re insert into the disc caliper
now bleed the brake master cylinder.
strongly kick the brake.keep it in pressed condition and pour in the brake oil.
now release the brake pedal and push it for two times and then release.now the oil will be evenly distributed into your master cylinder.
To be noted that connection goes directly from brakes master cylinder to the brake pedal. from the brake master cylinder the connection goes to the two wheels(front).check for any oil leakage.
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You need to remove the front wheels. If the friction surface on the pads is less than 1.5mm (0.06") replace them as soon as you can get new ones. The discs are worn to their limits when the thinnest part of the disc is 11.4 mm (0.45") thick.
SECTION 206-03: Front Disc Brake
1999 Escort/Tracer Workshop Manual
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION
Procedure revision date: 06/06/1998
Front Disc Brake
Front Disc Brake System Components
Front Disc Brake Rotor
Disc Brake Caliper Locating Pin
Disc Brake Caliper
Copper Washers (2 Req'd)
Front Brake Hose
Brake Caliper Bolt- (2 Req'd)
Brake Hose Clip
The front disc brake system consists of a single-piston front disc brake caliper (2B120) and a ventilated front disc brake rotor (1125). The brake shoes and linings (2001) are held in the front disc brake caliper by two front disc brake caliper locating pins (2B296) and two springs. The inboard brake shoe and lining is equipped with a wear indicator that makes a squealing noise when the brake shoes and linings are worn beyond recommended use.
WARNING: Asbestos fiber dust may be present on brake and clutch assemblies and is hazardous to health if inhaled.
Brake and clutch assemblies should be cleaned using a vacuum cleaner recommended for use with asbestos fibers such as brake/clutch/service vacuum. The bag must be labeled per osha instructions, sealed, and the trash hauler notified as to the bag's contents.
If a vacuum suitable for asbestos is not available, cleaning should be done wet. If dust generation is still possible, technicians should wear government-approved toxic dust purifying respirators.
1. Raise and support the vehicle.
2.Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
3.Remove the W-spring.
4.Remove the M-spring.
5.Remove the disc brake caliper locating pins (2B296).
6.Remove the front disc brake pads and shims from the disc brake caliper (2B120).
7.Compress the caliper piston completely into its BORE
NOTE: Apply a thin layer of Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound D7AZ-19A331-A Motorcraft WA-10 or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESE-M1C171-A to both sides of the perforated shim only.
Very simple. Have the proper tools for one. Two...lay cardboard down because the brake dust will make some cruddy marks on the pavement. Three...are replacing the WHOL:E caliper or just replacing/resealing the piston?
Very simple to do, just make sure you block the rear wheels or front (depending on which one you are doing).
Unbolt the two carrier bolts, one upper and one lower. These are commonly hex head or "allen" head fastners. Next, have a small container under the hose you will be disconnecting. I hope you have some help to bleed.....you will need to do so. Get the extra brake fluid ahead of time....that's all you need to do really...and once you unblot and disconnect, the brake caliper should be sitting in your lap!