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replacing my brake pads.

Before I start, I heard I need this specail tool to even get the pads off, anyone know ?
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off the front? nope. The rear im not sure about, but doubt it.
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Before I start, I heard I need this specail tool to even get the pads off, anyone know ?
You should have a specialized brake spring pliers for the rear brake shoe springs but replacing the front pads is actually much easier. If you have good mechanical ability, it should be no problem, especially with a shop manual.

One VERY important point that is sometimes overlooked is to get the caliper bolts tight enough on reassembly. Otherwise, they can back out and allow the caliper to swing into the wheel.





Ford recommends replacing the mounting bolts with new ones whenever they are removed. I would at least renew the threadlocker and install with a torque wrench. I don't have a 1997 manual but the 2002 manual says the large mounting bolts are 85 lb-ft and the smaller pin bolts are 24 lb-ft.
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who's wheel is that
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I had mine done by a reputable shop.. they both got loose after about 50 miles..
had them tightened and threadlocked the next day.
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Ok got it, headed to get threadlock now.
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Well I took off the front tires and couldnt find whatever I need to take off, so im having a mechanic from work do it :(
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for my calipers i needed a c clamp but that was it
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I got it, the bolts were a BIIIIIITCH to take off, then I had to use a brake bar ? to snap the calipers off, I used a sea clamp to get them back on,


I stoped half way through because I got so mad, finishing later today, get to drive my dad's f150 around so IM slacking on purpose
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