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Replace rear brake pads on a 2000 grand marquis

Are there any special tools required to compress the caliper

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  1. Remove the rear disc brake caliper (2K327).
  2. Remove the brake caliper bolts.
  3. Lift the rear disc brake caliper off the rear disc brake caliper anchor plate (2B582).
  1. replace rear brake pads on a 2000 grand marquis - sya~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not allow grease, oil, brake fluid or other contaminants to contact the brake pads.
    Remove the brake pads by pushing inward and rotating the pad up.
  1. NOTE: Use a block of wood or used pad to protect the piston and boots.
    Retract the caliper piston (2196) into the rear disc brake caliper.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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Rear calipers require a special tool. Fronts use a c-clamp. Open a valve to keep from pushing brake fluid backwards through the abs system.

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They probably make some high dollar tool for this, but all you really need to do is to take the cap off the master cylinder, take one of the old brake pads and set it against the cylinder part of the caliper, and use a large c clamp pushing against the pad while hooked to the back of the caliper to squeeze the cylinder back in. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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There is a special tool...but it is almost more of a pain to use than anything else!!!

If you have a large C-clamp...you can compress the piston with that. Very simple.....but do it slowly so you don't have your master cylinder leak all over the place.

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