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06-24-02, 02:02 PM   #1  
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I have a 2001 Ford F-150 Supercrew, i want to change the brake pads on this truck. What is the procedure for changing these and what tools will i need. Thanks

 
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06-25-02, 05:50 AM   #2  
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06-25-02, 06:38 AM   #3  
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Start with www.autolibrary.org

 
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06-26-02, 04:58 AM   #4  
I've checked all the sites you suggested with no luck. Autolibrary.com looks like a very interesting site they had no info on my year of truck. I'm just looking for a quick overview of this procedure and what kind of problems i might encounter. Thanks

 
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06-26-02, 04:57 PM   #5  
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I suggest you get an OEM service manual or at minimum a Chilton or Haynes. Be forewarned that the two latter ones are very generic.

 
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06-27-02, 05:55 AM   #6  
I thought that was the purpose of this board, to save a buck and do it yourself. For the price of a service manual i could pay someone for the brake job.

 
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06-27-02, 06:27 AM   #7  
That is the purpose of this board, although you don't deserve a reply I will give you one anyway. Here we try to help you, but you've got to help yourself. You have heard the one about give a man a fish and you feed him for today. TEACH a man to fish and he can feed himeself for a lifetime. Get a manual, not only will you use it now you'll use it over and over.

 
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06-27-02, 09:08 AM   #8  
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If you want short instructions they are the same for any vehicle...basically off with the old, on with the new. Use one side as a guide to do the other. That's the best advice anyone can give you.

We can't possibly cover all the things you could encounter here. That's why you need a book to guide you as well. Easywind gave a better analogy that I could drum up, so Kudos.

I own a manual for EVERY car I own, from my work car on up to my classic Trans Ams. They've paid for themselves already 3 times over.

If you think of the cost of a manual in the terms you're thinking of, you need some reality checks . An OEM manual set will run you 120 bucks, I'll bet a proper brake job will run you a lot more .

I'll also assume you didn't try the library for a free copy? Again, barring that, time to up the ante and buy the book. It's worth its weight in gold.

 
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