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How to remove rear brakes (ie pads and discs) from a Ford Focus 04 1.8 TDCI

I am trying to replace my rear brake discs and pads on my Ford Focus 1.8 TDCI. However I am having problems with the removal of the old discs and pads. Please advise on how this is done - ie what to undo etc. Many thanks in advance.

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You will need a special socket which is square and has a small prong at each corner. That will screw the piston down to the the stop. As to getting the caliper off buy an inexpensive shop manual which will show the procedure with pictures, it is simple and once the pistons are seated into the caliper with the adapter I described you are home. I got my socket adapter at a neighborhood auto parts store. Don't forget to bleed your brake fluid.

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How do i replace rear brake pads off a 1995 ford contour


Check this REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
(see Figures 1, 2 and 3 / click over images for zoom )

CAUTION Older brake pads or shoes may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.
  1. Remove 1 / 2 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the wheels.
  4. Remove the cotter pin and guide pin.
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Fig. 1: Rear disc brake components

  1. Remove the caliper locating pin cover and remove the locating pin.
  2. Swing the rear disc brake caliper away from the brake rotor and anchor plate. There is no need to remove the parking brake cable or brake hose.
  3. Remove the inner and outer disc brake pads.
To install:
  1. If installing new disc brake pads, use rear caliper piston adjuster T87P-2588-A or similar tool, to rotate the rear disc brake piston clockwise, retracting the caliper piston. This will allow room for the new brake pads.
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Fig. 2: Removing the parking brake cable

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Fig. 3: Use the adjuster tool to rotate the piston into the caliper

  1. Install the inner and outer disc brake pads.
  2. Swing the rear disc brake caliper back into position over the disc brake pads.
  3. Clean the locating pin threads and apply 1 drop of a thread locking agent or similar sealer.
  4. Apply a small amount of disc brake caliper slide grease to the shaft of the locating pin.
  5. Reinstall the locating pin and torque to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
  6. Reinstall the guide pin and the cotter pin.
  7. Adjust the parking brake by operating the parking brake control several times.
  8. Reinstall the wheel and tire assembly. Torque the lug nuts to 62 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  10. Adjust the parking brake by operating the parking brake control several times.
  11. Pump the brake pedal several times to achieve a good pedal before attempting to move the vehicle.
  12. Check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder fluid reservoir and add fluid as necessary.
  13. Road test the vehicle and check for proper brake system operation.

Hope this helps (remember to rate and comment this answer).

May 01, 2011 | 1995 Ford Contour

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on May 09, 2011 | Ford Focus Cars & Trucks

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Whot is the differance betwean a rear disc hub and a rear drum hub on a 99 focus


the only difference between a disc and a drum brake is that with a disc brake is that the brake pads are being squeezed into the disc to stop and with a drum brake the brake pads are being pushed on the inside of the drum to stop the vehicle

Apr 11, 2011 | 2000 Ford Focus

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How to change the break pads for ford focus 2004


The following is from a tip I have posted for all cars but will work for yours, for removing the caliper bolt, a 7mm Allen wrench should be needed.
First Here is a list of what you will need. This list mainly applies to disc brakes but I have included a link for how to replace drum brakes with graphic images. All parts can be purchased from an auto parts or hardware store.
  • New Brake Pads
  • C-Clamp
  • Small amount of Brake/Caliper Grease (usually comes in a small packet)
  • A can of Brake Cleaner
  • Car-jack and lug wrench
  • A small bungee cord
  • Wrench/Socket/Allen Wrench (depending on your car)
  • A hammer (mainly for drum brakes)
  1. Lossen the lug nuts.
  2. Jack up the vehicle.
  3. Remove the tire from the vehicle.
  4. Use the brake cleaner to spray the brake pads and disc taking care not to spray plastic parts on the vehicle. This is done to partly protect yourself from the brake dust and to also clean everything and help remove rust.
  5. The following steps are for disc brakes, for drum brakes skip to step 15.
  6. Next, remove the caliper bolts, the heads will be located on the inside side of the caliper, the wrench needed will vary base on vehicle make and model.
  7. Slide the caliper and brake pads off of the disc.
  8. Remove the outer brake pad.
  9. The bungee cord may be used to keep the caliper from hanging freely. Do not allow the brake line to be bent or hold the caliper itself.
  10. Use the C-Clamp to slowly depress the inner brake pad as far as it can go. If any brake fluid leaks out of the reservoir, it may need to be replaced once brakes are replaced. Make sure to press the brake pedal several times between each tire having brakes replaced to help keep brake fluid from leaking. Some brake fluid may be siphoned beforehand to prevent loosing any fluid.
  11. If the disc is to be replaced, do so now, spray the new disc with brake cleaner to remove any residue. The disc should be replaced if grooves or chips are found on it, or if it is outside of thickness specifications of the manufacturer.
  12. Grease the caliper bolts.
  13. Put the new brake pads on the caliper and slide the brake pads and caliper back onto the disc and insert the bolts.
  14. Skip to Step 18 for disc brakes.
  15. For drum brakes, use the hammer, brake cleaner, and possibly a pry bar to remove the drum which should slide directly off.
  16. Use the brake cleaner to spray the brake pads and other parts within the drum to clean and prevent dust from being breathed in.
  17. Use the following link for better information on how to replace drum brakeshttp://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-shoes-and-drums
  18. Mount the tire, bolt on the lug nuts, and remove the jack.
  19. Press the brake a few times and clean up.
Congrats on replacing the brake pads on your vehicle.
Benjamin

Jan 06, 2011 | 2004 Ford Focus

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How to insall front brake pads on a 2000 Ford Focus


caliper bolts are 7 mm Torx head.

SECTION 206-03: Front Disc Brake 2000 Focus Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Brake Pads Removal
syy~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: If brake fluid is spilt on the paintwork, the affected area must be immediately washed down with cold water.
  1. Loosen the wheel nuts.
  1. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
  1. Remove the wheel.
  1. Detach the brake hose from the support bracket.
  1. Detach the outer brake pad retaining clip.
  1. NOTE: Pull the caliper outwards to release the piston.
    Detach the caliper.
    1. Remove the bolt covers.
    1. Remove the bolts.
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    Support the brake calipers.
  1. Lift the outer pad retaining clip over the spring retaining lugs.
  1. Remove the outer brake pad.
  1. Remove the inner brake pad.
Installation
  1. syy~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: If the caliper piston is retracted into the housing, brake fluid will be displaced from the master cylinder.
    Fully retract the caliper piston.
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    Install the inner brake pad.
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    Install the outer brake pad.
  1. Push the outer retaining clip over the spring retaining lugs.
  1. Install the caliper.
    1. Install the bolts.
    1. Install the bolt covers.
  1. Install the brake hose onto the support bracket.
  1. Locate the outer pad retaining clip.
  1. Install the wheels.
  1. Check the fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir.

Jan 18, 2010 | 2000 Ford Focus

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2001 Focus zx3 rear brakes- pads or drums???


If they look like a smaller version of your front brakes where you can see the disc (should be shiny on the side of the disc where the pad touches the rotor) then you have disk brakes.

If it's all black, or all kinda of rusted looking and all you see is a "cap" over everything behind the rim, then it'll be a drum...

95% of the zx3's have drums
only 5% of zx3's had discs. The ones that have disc brakes, also came with traction control as part of the package.

Sep 18, 2009 | 2001 Ford Focus

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How do i remove the rear rotor on a 2000 ford explorer xlt


  1. Disconnect the brake hose.
  2. Remove bolt.
  3. Disconnect the rear wheel brake hose (2A442).
  4. Remove the copper washers and plug the brake hose.
  5. Disconnect the brake hose.
    1. Remove bolt.
    1. Disconnect the rear wheel brake hose (2A442).
    1. Remove the copper washers and plug the brake hose.
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    1. syn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not remove the guide pins or guide pin boots unless a problem is suspected. The guide pins are meant to be sealed for life and are not repairable. Use Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound D7AZ-19A331-A (Motorcraft WA-10) or an equivalent silicone compound meeting Ford specification ESE-M1C171-A for re-lubing the caliper slide pins. Other greases can swell the guide pin boots, resulting in contamination and accelerated corrosion or wear of the caliper slide pin mechanism.
      Remove the rear disc brake caliper (2552).
      1. Remove the brake caliper bolts (2W303).
      1. Lift the rear disc brake caliper off the rear disc brake caliper anchor plate (2C220).
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    1. Inspect the rear disc brake caliper for leaks.
      • If leaks are found, disassembly is required. Refer to Caliper in this section.
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    Installation
    1. syn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: To prevent interference with rear disc brake caliper operation, install only the correct caliper bolt.
      NOTE: Make sure the stainless steel shoe slippers are correctly positioned. Install new slippers if worn or damaged.
      NOTE: When installed, the locator notch on the brake pads will be located at the upper end of the rear disc brake caliper.
      Install the rear disc brake caliper.
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    1. Install the rear wheel brake hose.
      • Connect the brake hose and install the caliper flow bolt.
        • Use new copper washers.
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    1. Bleed the disc brake caliper. For additional information, refer to Section 206-00 .
    1. NOTE: If equipped with air suspension, reactivate the system by turning on the air suspension switch.
      Install the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
    1. Verify correct brake operation.
  6. syn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not remove the guide pins or guide pin boots unless a problem is suspected. The guide pins are meant to be sealed for life and are not repairable. Use Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound D7AZ-19A331-A (Motorcraft WA-10) or an equivalent silicone compound meeting Ford specification ESE-M1C171-A for re-lubing the caliper slide pins. Other greases can swell the guide pin boots, resulting in contamination and accelerated corrosion or wear of the caliper slide pin mechanism.
    Remove the rear disc brake caliper (2552).
    1. Remove the brake caliper bolts (2W303).
    1. Lift the rear disc brake caliper off the rear disc brake caliper anchor plate (2C220).
  1. Inspect the rear disc brake caliper for leaks.
    • If leaks are found, disassembly is required. Refer to Caliper in this section.
Disc Removal
  1. NOTE: When removing the rear brake disc (2C026) in this procedure it is not necessary to disconnect the hydraulic lines.
    Remove the rear disc brake caliper (2552). For additional information, refer to Caliper in this section.
  1. NOTE: If the rear brake disc binds on the rear parking brake shoe and linings, remove the adjustment hole access plug and contract the parking brake shoe and lining.
    Remove the rear brake disc.
  1. syn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Use a hub-mount brake lathe if necessary to machine the rear brake disc.
    Measure the rear brake disc, and resurface as necessary. Install a new rear brake disc if beyond specification.
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Installation
  1. syn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: To prevent interference with rear disc brake caliper operation, install only the correct caliper bolt.
    NOTE: Make sure the stainless steel shoe slippers are correctly positioned. Install new slippers if worn or damaged.
    NOTE: When installed, the locator notch on the brake pads will be located at the upper end of the rear disc brake caliper.
    Install the rear disc brake caliper.
  1. Install the rear wheel brake hose.
    • Connect the brake hose and install the caliper flow bolt.
      • Use new copper washers.
  1. Bleed the disc brake caliper. For additional information, refer to Section 206-00 .
  1. NOTE: If equipped with air suspension, reactivate the system by turning on the air suspension switch.
    Install the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
  1. Verify correct brake operation.

May 06, 2009 | 2000 Ford Explorer

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Rear brake rotor replacment


206-04: Rear Disc Brake 2000 Explorer/Mountaineer Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Disc Removal
  1. NOTE: When removing the rear brake disc (2C026) in this procedure it is not necessary to disconnect the hydraulic lines.
    Remove the rear disc brake caliper (2552). For additional information, refer to Caliper in this section.
  2. Disconnect the brake hose.
  3. Remove bolt.
  4. Disconnect the rear wheel brake hose (2A442).
  5. Remove the copper washers and plug the brake hose.
  1. syn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not remove the guide pins or guide pin boots unless a problem is suspected. The guide pins are meant to be sealed for life and are not repairable. Use Silicone Brake Caliper Grease and Dielectric Compound D7AZ-19A331-A (Motorcraft WA-10) or an equivalent silicone compound meeting Ford specification ESE-M1C171-A for re-lubing the caliper slide pins. Other greases can swell the guide pin boots, resulting in contamination and accelerated corrosion or wear of the caliper slide pin mechanism.
    Remove the rear disc brake caliper (2552).
    1. Remove the brake caliper bolts (2W303).
    1. Lift the rear disc brake caliper off the rear disc brake caliper anchor plate (2C220).
  1. Inspect the rear disc brake caliper for leaks.
    • If leaks are found, disassembly is required. Refer to Caliper in this section.
  1. NOTE: If the rear brake disc binds on the rear parking brake shoe and linings, remove the adjustment hole access plug and contract the parking brake shoe and lining.
    Remove the rear brake disc.
  1. syn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Use a hub-mount brake lathe if necessary to machine the rear brake disc.
    Measure the rear brake disc, and resurface as necessary. Install a new rear brake disc if beyond specification.

Mar 28, 2009 | 2000 Ford Explorer

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How do I replace brake pads on 2003 ford focus?


if you have rear disc brakes all you have to do is take the two bolts off and lift the caliper off and pull the pads out but now if you have drums there is a rubber boot behind the whole drum assembly take it out use a screw driver or a brake tool to back off the tension of the shoes

Jan 14, 2009 | 2003 Ford Focus

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Rear brakes


bskelly;

try this link: http://auto.howstuffworks.com

You can do a search "replace brake pads"

This is a fantastic web page to have in the "favorites" of your browser.


Hope this helps. good luck Loringh PS please give me a rating Thks

Nov 09, 2008 | 2002 Ford SVT Focus

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