Question about 2005 Ford Freestyle
Its easier than you think. To open the caliper you simply apply pressure and turn the piston, like screwing it in. You must push it in at the same time or it doesn't work.
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
Wow, Greg, thanks for your answer! I had no idea it was so simple. I'll have to look into changing my brake pads myself. Historically, I've always had it done by a professional. But I had no idea the pads were that easy to change on your own. http://elkhartautorepair.com/Auto_Repairs_Elkhart_IN.html
Posted on Oct 15, 2015
I also have the same question. Is it any different changing the front then it is changing the rear? I have friend who's car steering wheel shakes everytime he breaks also, we think it is the disc issue not just the break pads.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Per Chilton Auto repair manual:
Removal & Installation
WARNING Support the brake caliper with mechanics wire. Do not let the caliper hang by the brake hose.
Posted on May 17, 2009
SOURCE: CHANGING REAR BRAKE PADS
the best thing you can do is go to an autoparts store and purchase a haynes repair manual for your car. cost about $18, but will show you everything you need to know, with pictures.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
Hello, this do it yourself project is very manageable if it is brake pads that you are replacing on your car; if they are disc shoes it may be a little bit harder. In essence a brake job can be done straight out of a auto manual for your car and is not to diffucult as long as you follow good safety procedures while jacking up your vehicle and removing your wheels. First, I would park your car and setting your parking break will make your rear brakes impossible to get off so do not set it. I would however keep this in mind and be very careful working on your car then. I would chaulk your front wheel with a chaulk block or a brick. I would loosen your lug nuts just to break the intial torque I would then jack up the rear of your vehicle and set jack stands under your car in the proper locations. Then systematically, remover your wheel and then the two bolts holding your caliper to the spindle. Carefully, remove the caliper and do not let it hang becuase you will bend your brake line. Remove old shoes, then compress the caliper with a caliper compression tool from your local auto parts store or a c-clamp and a small block of wood. Inspect the rotor for deep gouges, a blue tint, or if you know you have gotten them really hot before I would replace the rotor. Next, install the new brake pads, put rotor back onto spindle and insert bolts back into caliper housing. Repeat for the next side and put the wheel back on and remember to torque your lug nuts to the proper specification. I hope this fixes your problem for you!
Posted on May 25, 2009
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