Question about 2004 Ford Expedition
Jack the vehicle up, place a jack stand under a part of the frame that is solid (Make sure it's a sold part of the frame and not the oil pan or any soft metal).
Remove the wheel.
Remove the brake caliper (2 bolts in the back of it, sometimes they are allen bolts, sometimes they are torx)
Wiggle the caliper (or use a rubber mallet) to get the caliper off of the rotor.
Pull the rotor off, if its stuck, nothing is holding it now except for rust, use a mallet and beat of it all around from the front and back, it will eventually knock loose then just pull off.
Pull the brake pads off of the caliper, the back one usually just snaps straight into the piston. The outside one slides off (usually has two pieces of metal acting as a spring, you'll see when u get to that point)
Remove the brake fluid reservoir cap, and have someone watch the level as you compress the piston of the caliper back in using a C-clamp. If the level gets too high, stop, and soak some out with paper towels (have a coffee can or something similar handy to place the paper towels in)
Once the piston is compressed, put the new pads on.. make sure to visualize how the caliper came off, and be sure to replace the brake pads so that their curve matches the radius of the rotor.
Put the new rotor on, the slide the caliper with installed brake pads onto the rotor. You might have to mess with it a little bit to get it right, sometimes there's metal there that little hooks on the brake pads sit on (coming from the frame behind the wheel bearing assembly)
Replace the bolts hand tight, then you a rubber mallet to tap the wrench in order to make them nice and very very snug
Hint: you should use brake parts cleaner and paper towels on the new rotor (Both sides) because it comes with a coat of oil on it to keep it from corroding during shipping and storage)
Also wipe any oily fingerprints from the pads and rotor with brakes parts cleaner if you got any on them before reinstalling. The best thing to do is try not to get grease on the pads at all, if you do clean them with brake parts cleaner)
replace the wheel, jack the vehicle back up and remove the jack stand, then let the car down. Start the car and hit the brakes a few times. Check the brake fluid reservoir and fill to the max line again if needed. Replace the cap.
Done... Good luck
Posted on May 09, 2010
Everything have been said good luck!
Posted on May 10, 2010
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