Mechanics

HOW TO REPLACE REAR BRAKE PADS AND DISCS

1995 Ford Probe

Brakes problem
1995 Ford Probe 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual

i was going to replace my pads and rotors earlier on today but I was not able to remove the caliper because there is only one bolt and the other is a pivot point, so the e-brake housing is hitting the bottom of the strut. How would I remove that?
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Italianbjob
November 24, 2008.



FRONT BRAKE CALIPER & PADS
Removal
Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheels. Disconnect brake hose from caliper and plug. Mark caliper as right or left for installation reference. Remove caliper bolts. See Fig. 2 . Pivot and slide caliper off guide pin. Remove brake pads, anti-rattle shims and brake pad clips. Remove guide pin dust boots and caliper guide pin bushings.
Installation
Install brake pad clips. Install brake pads. Ensure brake pad with wear indicator is installed to inside. Install anti-rattle springs. Apply high-temperature grease to guide pins. Install guide pins and dust boots. Position caliper onto guide pin. Pivot caliper onto brake pads. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Refill and bleed system. See BLEEDING BRAKE SYSTEM .
Fig. 2: Removing Front Brake Caliper & Pads
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
FRONT BRAKE ROTOR
Removal & Installation
Remove front wheels. Remove front brake caliper and pads. If caliper does not require service, DO NOT disconnect brake hose from caliper.
Using wire, secure caliper out of way. See FRONT BRAKE CALIPER & PADS . Remove rotor from hub assembly. To install rotor, reverse removal procedure. Bleed brakes (if necessary). See BLEEDING BRAKE SYSTEM .
REAR BRAKE CALIPER & PADS
Removal
Raise and support vehicle. Remove rear wheels. Loosen parking brake cable adjusting nut, and disengage cable from lever on caliper. Remove brake hose from caliper. Remove caliper bolt. Pivot caliper up, off disc pads and remove caliper. Note location of anti-rattle clips, retaining clips and "V" springs for installation reference.
Installation
Install disc pads with anti-rattle clips, retaining clips and "V" springs in proper position. Using an Allen wrench, rotate manual adjustment gear until piston is fully seated in caliper. See Fig. 3 .
Lubricate guide pin bushings with high-temperature grease. Install caliper on guide pin, and pivot caliper onto anchor bracket. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Bleed brakes. See BLEEDING BRAKE SYSTEM . Adjust parking brake. See PARKING BRAKE under ADJUSTMENTS.
Fig. 3: Positioning Piston In Caliper
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
REAR BRAKE ROTOR
Removal
Raise and support vehicle. Remove rear wheels. Remove caliper and anchor bracket as an assembly. Support caliper assembly aside with wire. Remove grease cap. Unstake and remove spindle nut and washer. Discard nut. Remove rotor.
Installation
Install rotor. Install washer and new spindle nut. Tighten nut to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . To complete installation, reverse removal procedure.


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Dave H
Nov 24, 2008.