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How do i know if my brake pads and discs need changing on my escort please?

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You need to remove the front wheels. If the friction surface on the pads is less than 1.5mm (0.06") replace them as soon as you can get new ones. The discs are worn to their limits when the thinnest part of the disc is 11.4 mm (0.45") thick.

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Did you try changing front brake flex pipes, sometimes depending on age of vehicle the pipes can collapse from the inside when brakes are pressed on the pressure is forced down but there is no force to release pressure when let off sometimes causing the calipers to stick on. Assuming that both calipers are new and not second hand I would try replacing flex pipes.

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SOURCE: how do i change brake pads on my 1999 ford escort

pull the pins out. the clips hold them in place. use a large screw driver and seperate the pads from the rotors. pushing them away from the rotors to make room for the new ones. good luck

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SOURCE: do i need to change the brake pads and discs???

No you don't, you can have them turn the brake disk/rotor . Turning the brake disk/rotor is when you have the surface of the disk resurfaced by having a brake lath cut the high spots down. The disk are cheap enough now that most will just replace the disk/rotor the same time they replace the brake pads. You can pick up performance drilled or slotted brake disk/rotor for almost the same price as the OEM disk/rotor. Good luck and hope this helps, you can pick up the slotted brake disk/rotor at Auto Zone for a reasonable price and they will have the step by step instruction replacing the disk and if you like to just have the disk/rotor turned, they can do they there too.

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SOURCE: HOW DO I CHANGE THE BRAKE PADS ON A FORD ESCORT

In very general terms...Take off the wheel then unbolt the brake caliper and pull it off the disc. Next remove the old pads from the caliper. Next you have to push the caliper piston right back into its housing. You can use a g clamp to push it back. If it is not right back the new pads will be too tight on the disc and you wont get it back on. Now put the new pads in the caliper and fit the assembly over the disc and bolt everything back together. When pushing the piston back check the fluid level in the resivior as the level will increase. If the fluid overflows it will damage your paintwork.

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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THIS IS FREE INFORMATION...FROM WF Pads Removal

  1. WARNING: Asbestos fiber dust may be present on brake and clutch assemblies and is hazardous to health if inhaled.

    Brake and clutch assemblies should be cleaned using a vacuum cleaner recommended for use with asbestos fibers such as brake/clutch/service vacuum. The bag must be labeled per osha instructions, sealed, and the trash hauler notified as to the bag's contents.

    If a vacuum suitable for asbestos is not available, cleaning should be done wet. If dust generation is still possible, technicians should wear government-approved toxic dust purifying respirators.

1. Raise and support the vehicle.
2.Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
3.Remove the W-spring.

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4.Remove the M-spring.

d85663c.gif 5.Remove the disc brake caliper locating pins (2B296). b3aeaa2.gif 6.Remove the front disc brake pads and shims from the disc brake caliper (2B120).

0bc00cf.gif 7.Compress the caliper piston completely into its BORE 1cfadfa.gif NOTE: Apply a thin layer of Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound D7AZ-19A331-A Motorcraft WA-10 or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESE-M1C171-A to both sides of the perforated shim only.

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THIS IS FREE INFORMATION...FROM WF Pads Removal
  1. WARNING: Asbestos fiber dust may be present on brake and clutch assemblies and is hazardous to health if inhaled.

    Brake and clutch assemblies should be cleaned using a vacuum cleaner recommended for use with asbestos fibers such as brake/clutch/service vacuum. The bag must be labeled per osha instructions, sealed, and the trash hauler notified as to the bag's contents.

    If a vacuum suitable for asbestos is not available, cleaning should be done wet. If dust generation is still possible, technicians should wear government-approved toxic dust purifying respirators.

1. Raise and support the vehicle.
2.Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
3.Remove the W-spring.

b79833a.gif
4.Remove the M-spring.

d85663c.gif 5.Remove the disc brake caliper locating pins (2B296). b3aeaa2.gif 6.Remove the front disc brake pads and shims from the disc brake caliper (2B120).

0bc00cf.gif 7.Compress the caliper piston completely into its BORE 1cfadfa.gif NOTE: Apply a thin layer of Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound D7AZ-19A331-A Motorcraft WA-10 or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESE-M1C171-A to both sides of the perforated shim only.

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In very general terms...Take off the wheel then unbolt the brake caliper and pull it off the disc. Next remove the old pads from the caliper. Next you have to push the caliper piston right back into its housing. You can use a g clamp to push it back. If it is not right back the new pads will be too tight on the disc and you wont get it back on. Now put the new pads in the caliper and fit the assembly over the disc and bolt everything back together. When pushing the piston back check the fluid level in the resivior as the level will increase. If the fluid overflows it will damage your paintwork.

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SECTION 206-03: Front Disc Brake 2001 Villager Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Pads —Front Disc Brake Removal
  1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
  1. Remove the front disc brake caliper bolts. torx bit. T20?
  1. Support the front disc brake caliper from the front strut and spring assembly using mechanics wire.
  1. Remove the front disc brake pads.
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    1. Remove the inboard front disc brake pad.
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  1. s1v~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Make sure the master cylinder reservoir does not overfill and spill brake fluid while retracting the front disc brake caliper piston.
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