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What tools do I need how to do front pads on a 03

What tools do I need and how to do front pads on a 03 ford Taurus? Its been years since i've changed brakes. I want to make sure I have every thing I need on hand before I start

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Hello
here is a pictorial web link for this job with a list of tools needed and supplies, it is step by step procedure for doing your front brakes, this happens to be a 1998 model but the 2003 uses the same brake setup.

http://www.tfproject.org/tfp/tilted-motors/137253-how-replace-brake-disc-pads-your-1998-ford-taurus.html

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When one person pumps the brakes, after several pumps hold the pedal down as far as it will go and keep pressing to the floor as the other person loosens the bleeder valve. Don't let off of the pedal before tightening the bleeder valve. Then repeat until all of the air is gone.
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You will have to add fluid and repeat this process until you have a firm pedal.

One man bleeder valves work if used properly, but who tells you what is happening at the other end while you're pressing the pedal?

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