Question about 1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Loosen the two bolts that are on both ends of the caliper, until the unit can be lifted away from the rotor,
the unit must not be allowed to hang by the flex line, so you have to use something to hold it in the air.
Now you need to put a c-clamp against the inner brake pad and the outside of the caliper to compress
the piston to its full back position to allow for the new pads,as they are a lot thicker then the pads now.
Once the piston has been compressed back all the way, you can remove the pads, watch how the clips are on the pads and do not hurt the clips, as most times the new pads do not come with these clips,they must be purchased from the dealer. All you do now is put the new pads with clips back in the same way they came out, now the rotor can be pulled off, the tire rim holds the rotor on, and with the caliper off the rotor should come off, could be a little rusty and might have to hit it with a rubber mallet
but should come off. Now you should apply a caliper grease to the slides of the caliper so in the future it does not stick and can slide back and forth freely. Now just put the caliper back on and re tighten the two holding bolts to spec and thats it.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
brake hoses can fracture on the inside and work as one way valves and hold pressure.thanks to all the dedicated pros who hang calipers by the hoses.
the brake lines and fluid needs to be completely flushed and bled properly,or what happens is water in the system expanding and causing pressure build up.
make sure your brake pedal is retracting all the way up.
i have seen it where ever so slight pressure caused the brakes to drag.
Posted on May 14, 2009
Just the basics, Brake pads range from $25-65 depending on what kind of quality your looking for. If the brakes are grinding, you will need 2 rotors ranging from about $50-70 per wheel. On top of that, after you pull the wheels you will have to determine if the calipers are frozen or hanging up. Calipers on that truck run about $75 apiece. You didn't specify if it had ABS brakes so I based everything on standart disc brakes. Hope this answers your question. Best of luck.
Posted on May 26, 2009
Did you check the emergency brakes? The rear rotors have drum brakes on the inside. You may have to loosen the adjustment to get the rotor off.
They will try your patience. Even brake shops miss the diagnosis. Hard to very hard to replace the mounting springs.
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
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