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How do I change the front brake pads on my 2004 ...

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How do I change the front brake pads on my 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac? I have changed pads before, but on a different vehicle and a long time ago. Fairly good handyman and would like to give this a try. I have already purchased pads, but can not find any directions on how to replace and install the new pads. Please help
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Randall (Cheeko) replied 10 years ago.

Hi, here are the steps, thanks




Remove brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir until the reservoir is half full.

Raise and support the vehicle.

Remove the wheel and tire assembly.

CAUTION: Install a new pad if worn to or past the specified thickness above the metal backing plate. Install new pads in complete axle sets.

Inspect the pads for wear or contamination.

Remove the lower caliper bolt on the RH caliper and the upper caliper bolt on the LH caliper first






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