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I want to know if I can use the same rotors and brake pads on the back as on the front of my 1994 Ford Probe?

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No they are completly different part numbers

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hay there mate
i have a 1994 volvo 850

just recently changed the rear padds

first undo the calpiper
the front will come of and also the front pad with a little cross looking clip
than take the whole rotor of to get to the back ones
the clip clips back on once you have evry think back on just the support the pins from moving

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