Mechanics

F350 REPLACING BRAKES AND TURNING ROTORS

2000 Ford F-350

Brakes problem
2000 Ford F350 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 62,000 miles

How do I replace brakes and is it necessary to turn rotors all the time?
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Riverratjp89
January 1, 2009.



It is not necassary to turn rotors everytime. It all depends on there condition?

DISC BRAKE CALIPERS & PADS
NOTE: Procedure for removing/installing front and rear calipers is same.

Removal
NOTE: To prevent master cylinder overflow when caliper piston is depressed, remove and discard some brake fluid from master cylinder.

Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel. Remove brake hose-to-caliper bolt. Remove and plug hose. Place a large " C" clamp on caliper. Tighten clamp to bottom piston in cylinder bore. Remove clamp.
Remove caliper pin bolts. Remove caliper from rotor. Remove brake pads. Remove anchor plate rail clips. Check brake pad wear.
On all models except Excursion and Super Duty Pickup, replace brake pads if lining is less than.04" (1.0 mm) above backing plate at any point. On Excursion and Super Duty Pickup, replace pads if lining is less than.06" (1.5 mm) above backing plate or rivets at any point.
Installation
Install anchor plate rail clips. Install brake pads. Use " C" clamp to push caliper piston into piston bore until it bottoms out. Position caliper on rotor. Install caliper pin bolts. Connect brake hose to rotor using NEW copper washers on connector bolt. Bleed brakes. See BLEEDING BRAKE SYSTEM.

Dave H
Jan 1, 2009.