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Replacing lincoln LS rear brake pads. How do you adjust the electric parking brake so the new pads will fit?

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  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    I changed the rear disc brakes on a 2003 Lincoln LS and the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) system is not functioning. How do I re-set the EPB system? Thank you

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    Scott Brewer May 11, 2010

    after u take off the caliper, you hold it out the way and take off your bracket. then you can change your rotors and then put your bracket back on. the tool you need to push the piston of the caliper back you can from a parts store as a loaner tool. then put the caliper back on

  • Charlie May 11, 2010

    What is the problem? Do you need to retract the piston in the rear caliper, so that the new brake pads will fit? If so, a special tool is required to retract the piston. I would suggest purchasing Astro Tools #7860. This kit is not to expensive and will retract the caliper pistons on a host of cars, including yours.
    I bought my 7860 on EBay.



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Screw in rear caliper pistons. Install pads and caliper,then ratchet up parking brake by hand, at caliper. No electric or cable issues involved

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How to compress back brake calipers when installing new ones

You open the rear caliper bleeder valve as it is
near impossible to push fluid to the front of car

Then you turn the caliper piston clockwise-to turn
in the parking brake adjuster- as you push the piston
into the caliper bore

Two functions-piston turned in & pushed in

You line up the piston notch to the top-so the
round bump on the inner pad goes down in place

After the caliper & pads are on & before you start the
car & bleed the 4 corners & then push brake for a firm
pedal-----You ratchet up the lever on park brake at back of caliper

They don't make a tool for an LS

I took the cube avail at any parts store & filed the outsides
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How to compress a rear brake caliper

Open the bleeder valve & push the piston in,
only by hand

You can use an old pad & 4" C-Clamp on the front

As you push in, you rotate the parking brake adjuster
clockwise, with the small cube you need to turn it.
(avail at parts store)

Have to file the 2 pin side a little, to fit an L/S

Piston Notch goes up,so pad will drop in caliper
mount & onto slippers & pad pin goes into notch

Then ratchet brake up by hand when all done,
that will seat pads

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@aol.com2001 ls lincoln cant compress piston to allow for new pads

On the front you go buy a large C-Clamp
& use one old pad against the caliper piston

On the rear you need a tool to turn the parking
brake in while pushing the piston in

On the back you need to open the bleeder valve
to make it easier

You should be flushing your brake fluid on ALL
your vehicles every 2 years

You don't put on new pads without machining or
replacing the rotors & you have to remove ALL
rust from caliper & pad abutments & sliding surfaces
and put anti-seize on contact & sliding points

I checked my clamp --it is a craftsman 4" from
Sears Hardware

On the back you get the small cube from the auto parts
store & choose the side with the two smallest pins
& file flats on the outside of them to fit the caliper
piston. Don't think they make an exact tool for the LS

Ratchet up parking brake in back when done & push pedal
a couple times after beelding with engine running & a helper
to seat pads

On the back the piston notch goes up or the pads won't
go down

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Having trouble replacing rear brake pads on a 1994 Lincoln Conntinental. Purchased a special tool to conpress the wheel cylinder. Left hand threads? Tried right handed and no luck. Please help!

The tool only turns in the parking brake adjuster
You still have to push the piston in.

Open the bleeder valve
You have to flush the system on ALL
vehicles every 2 years anyway.

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How do you get the rear caliper to retract when installing new brake pads? On a Lincoln 2007 mkz?

Need to buy a tool at auto parts store ,that
fits the rear caliper piston,so you can turn it
clockwise. ( Looks like a cube) $8.00

What your doing is actually turning in or back -- the
parking brake adjuster.

The tool will be turned with a 3/8" extension & ratchet

Opening the bleeder valve will help as you have to
push the piston in as well as turn it in.

Need to bleed all 4 wheels every 2 years anyway.

You may have to file the tool to get a combination
that will work
I had to do that with the Lincoln LS

Once the pads are on,you ratchet up the parking
brake,bringing the pads in contact with the rotors.

Press the brake pedal a few times before going into
rev or drive, to seat pads

The notch on the caliper piston, goes to the top
so the pin on pads will fit

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Do the rear calipers on a 2004 lincoln LS push in or turn in when trying to replace pads?

You open the bleeder valve
Then you need a tool, to turn in the parking brake ratchet,clockwise
As your turning in the piston,it will also push back into the caliper

After you have pads on,ratchet up P-Brake by hand

Then bleed all 4 wheels
You do not bleed ABS,but you do however have motor running
and a helper to slowly press brake pedal, as you open and close
bleeder approx 10 times,until clear fluid and no air.

Do this every 2 years (bleed)

You will not find an LS tool. Buy the $9.00 square combo cheapy
and file a little off one of the two pin sides, to fit

When you turn the piston, be sure the notch is up,I think,so the pad pin goes over it

Use Raybestos Ceramic Pads on front and back
Backs were Ceramic OEM and fronts work well and no dust.

Sand off all rust everywhere,anti-seize on all caliper mounting stainless
slippers and pad ends.
Both sides of rotors,back of wheels etc.
May have to file off paint from pad ends, to get a nice fit and sliding free

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hi had this problem myself i had to relese the hyd pressure and then bleed the brakes after

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