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I need a video to replace front brake pads 88 f150 ford,

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i need a video to replace front brake pads 88 f150 ford
JA: How old are the rotors? How many miles are on the car?
Customer: rotors are k only 50 k original miles
JA: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes i need to install new pads
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

Hi Im David thanks for visiting the site, allow me to get that information for you.

Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

F-150 4x2 and 4x4, E-150 and Bronco


Replace shoe and lining assemblies as follows when the lining is worn to a minimum thickness of 1.5mm (1/16 inch) above the shoe plate.Always replace all shoe and lining assemblies on an axle. Never service one wheel only.

  1. To avoid fluid overflow when the caliper piston is pressed into the caliper cylinder bores, siphon or dip part of the brake fluid out of the master cylinder reservoir. Discard the removed fluid.
  1. Raise the vehicle and install safety stands. Remove a front wheel and tire assembly.
  1. Place an eight-inch C-clamp on the caliper and tighten the clamp to bottom the caliper piston in the cylinder bore. Remove the clamp.

    NOTE: Do not use a screwdriver or similar tool to pry piston away from the rotor.

    Clean excess dirt from area around pin tabs
  2. Tap upper caliper pin toward inboard side until pin tabs touch the spindle face.
  3. Using Caliper Pin Remover D89T-2196-A or equivalent, drive the pin from the caliper.
  1. Repeat removal procedure for lower pin.
  2. Remove the caliper from the rotor. If the caliper is to be removed for service, remove the brake hose from the caliper. Plug the end of the hose to prevent fluid loss or entry of air into the system. If the caliper is not going to be removed, wire it up to the vehicle to avoid damage to the brake hose.

    CAUTION: Do not let the caliper hang by the flexible hose. The hose could become stretched or twisted which can cause the hose to leak and rupture, resulting in brake failure.

  3. Remove the outer lining. Remove the anti-rattle clips and remove the inner lining.


  1. Place a new anti-rattle clip on the lower end of the inner shoe. Be sure the tabs on the clip are positioned properly and the clip is fully seated.

Installing Anti-Rattle Clip-On Inner Shoe

Position the inner shoe and anti-rattle clip in the shoe abutment of the spindle, with the anti-rattle clip tab against the shoe abutment and the loop-type spring away from the rotor. Compress the anti-rattle clip and slide the upper end of the shoe in position.

Installing Inner Shoe and Anti-Rattle Clip

Install the outer shoe into the caliper.

Check tab clearances as shown in the following illustration. If clearances are incorrect, brake pull/drift may occur.

Checking Pad Clearances
Install the caliper on the spindle, making sure the mounting surfaces are free of dirt and lubricate the caliper grooves with Disc Brake Caliper Slide Grease D7AZ-19590-A (ESA-M1C172-A) or equivalent.

  1. Position pin with the pin retention tabs oriented adjacent to the spindle groove.

Caliper Pin Installation

Tap the pin on the outboard end with a hammer. Continue tapping the pin inward until the retention tabs on the sides of the pin contact the spindle face. Repeat procedure for the lower pin.

CAUTION: During the installation procedure do not allow the tabs of the caliper pin to be tapped too far into the spindle groove. If this happens it will be necessary to tap the other end of the caliper pin until the tabs snap into place. The tabs on each end of the caliper pin MUST be free to catch on the spindle flanks.

Correct Caliper Pin Installation

If removed, install the brake hose to the caliper and bleed the brakes as described in Section 06-00, Brake, General, Hydraulic.

  1. Install the wheel and tire assembly. Tighten the lugnuts to specification as outlined in the Specifications portion of this section.
  1. Lower the vehicle, check the brake fluid level and fill as necessary. Check brakes for proper operation
  2. (this video is the same for your vehicle)
Expert:  david craig replied 1 year ago.

just checking in to see how its going