Question about 1999 Mercury Sable
This is easy. raise car front end and place on jack stands. best place is where suspension mounts to frame. avoid all lines electrical or fluid also avoid oil pan transmission pan etc. watch as you lower the car. Then remove tires. Next if equipped with abs which itis best to assume if not sure make sure key is off set in drivers seat and pump brake pedal 40 times. this will release pressure from the abs that would prevent you from getting the brakes off. Next remove the caliper usually to bolts facing away from you at top and bottom of caliper probably 13mm. Once removed pry out on the caliper to remove it then suspend it do not let it hang by hose attached to it.
now the pads can be removed. pay attention to how they set and which one has the indicator. That tells you when the pads are so low it touches the rotor to make a noise. now you need to open the cap on the fluid reservoir under the hood. next we will press the piston on the caliper back into the caliper. There are tools made to do this but a c-clamp and the old brake pad works too. place the brake pad against the piston as it sets normally when in service then use the c-clamp to push the piston till it bottoms out. Nest it helps to spray the back side of the new brakes with Brake Quiet spray. get it at parts store
you also need brake lube to lubricate sliders for the caliper and any where the pads contact the mounts. Look at the old pads for wear marks this is where the lube goes. replace caliper tighten bolts same amount of effort it took to get them off and you are done. when first starting the car do not try to move it. repace the reservoir cap on the brake reservoir then with engine running pump the braked till the pedal is firm then you are done. if this helps please reply as this helps me keep answering here and good luck
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