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04-12-04, 12:03 PM   #1  
Brake job

How difficult is to change front brake pads and rotors on a 95 Ford F-150, is there any sites that give step by step instructions for this procedure.
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04-12-04, 01:24 PM   #2  
not all that bad...

...but is it 4WD or 2WD....it makes a difference as far as changing the rotors goes...

 
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04-13-04, 06:14 AM   #3  
2 wheel drive

 
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04-14-04, 08:34 AM   #4  
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04-21-04, 03:34 PM   #6  
That should not be difficult. I suggest you buy a manual or get one at the library. Also libraries often subscribe to on line sites such as All Data or Mitchels on Demand.

On any vehicle but particularly if you have ABS brakes do not push the fluid back to the master cylinder when pushing the piston back into the caliper. Put a small hose over the bleed screw, open the bleed screw and let the old fluid go into a container as you push the piston into the caliper, and dispose of properly.

Use penetrant on the bleed screws and use 6-point box wrench or socket to avoid stripping when loosening.

Inspect brake hoses for cracks etc. and replace if cracked or damaged. For future ease of disasembly you can put some grease around the bleed screw and the metal brake line nut at the end of the brake hose away from the caliper. This helps prevent rust which can make the bleed screw or nut twist off.

 
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04-22-04, 04:24 AM   #7  
How come you can not push fuild back to master cylinder?

 
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04-22-04, 04:28 AM   #8  
it's not wise...

to push the old, nasty fluid and the crud that forms as the fluid ages from the calipers back thru the ABS components. it can cause sticking valves and solenoids. brake fluid that looks old and nasty should be replaced by flushing new fluid thru the system.

 
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