97 Merc Sable (caliper replacement)

Old 02-21-04, 12:08 PM
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Angry 97 Merc Sable (caliper replacement)

When replacing my brake pads, I found they wore poorly due to caliper malfunction.

I've replaced calipers before but never on an ABS system.
Are there additional steps I need to take or additional things to watch out for?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Old 02-21-04, 02:39 PM
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Installation is exactly the same. Try to change hose quickly enough so Master cylinder doesn't go dry. You could pinch off the hose but that is not real good for the hose. That will make bleeding much easier.
Old 02-27-04, 12:53 PM
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Alright I've run into a problem, I am having trouble finding a wrench/socket or otherwise that fits the bolt connecting the soft brake line to the caliper.
Does anyone know if there is a specialized "Ford" tool that I need to use to remove this.
(the bolt fits closest to 3/8", but that's too small, and 7/16" is too big.)

Also, I've been getting mixed messages as to there being a difference between bleeding abs, and non-ABS brake lines.
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It's most likely a 10mm bolt head.Bleeding your brakes will be the same as if it was non abs as long as the master cylinder doesn't get emptyso keep it full while bleeding.
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Thanks so much!
I'll be back with an update.

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