brake pads on 2000 explorer

Old 02-20-07, 08:27 AM
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Cool brake pads on 2000 explorer

How do you install front and back brake pads on a 2000 explorer
Old 02-20-07, 11:21 AM
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That's a tall order, mpc. Here's some help:
Old 02-20-07, 11:28 AM
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Pretty easily actually.

Remove tires

Remove the two smaller bolts that are facing inwards

Slip caliper off, careful not to damage brake line

Brake pads will just fall out with a little push of your fingers.

When install the new pads, remove the brake reservour cap

You will most likely need to have a C-clamp and a thing piece of would so you can compress the caliper piston back into the caliper. Remember, new pads are thicker, so that is why this needs to be done.

With piston back in, install pads following manufacturers instructions.

Pump brakes a few times to reseat the pad/piston

Bed in the pads following manufacturers instructions.

Also, with those two smaller bolts removed, one side of the brake bracket will stay in vehicle and the caliper will come off.

If you remove the two larger bolts, the whole assembly will come off. It doesn't matter which way you do it though. It's fast taking the two smaller bolts off.
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i recommend buying a Haynes or a Chilton's manual ... these things are great for rookies, like me, .. step by step though not always perfect they'll get you in the ball park.

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