Look up the instructions on how to do rear brakes

Tiny
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  • 2005 FORD EXPLORER
  • 4.0L
  • 6 CYL
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I'm trying to look up the instructions on how to do brakes but cant find any?
Friday, October 16th, 2015 AT 9:06 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

Replacing the rear brakes and rotors isn't too hard of a job. When you do it yourself, make sure to purchase a lifetime brake pad. That way, you won't have to pay for them again in the future.

You can expect rear brake pads to last approximately 30,000 miles. However, that can change based on driving habits and terrain.

First, here is a link that shows how in general they are replaced. You can use this as a guide.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-pads-and-rotors

Here are the directions specific to your vehicle. The pics below correlate with the directions.

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2005 Ford Truck Explorer 4WD V6-4.0L VIN E
Rear
Vehicle Brakes and Traction Control Disc Brake System Brake Pad Service and Repair Procedures Rear
REAR
Brake Pads

Material

pic 1

Material

Removal
1. Check the brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir.
If required, remove fluid until the brake master cylinder reservoir is half full.

2. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.

3. CAUTION: Do not pry in caliper sight hole to retract pistons as this can damage the pistons and boots.

CAUTION: Do not allow the brake caliper to hang from the flexible hose. Us a suitable tool to support the brake caliper.

Remove the 2 brake caliper bolts and position the caliper aside.

4. CAUTION: Install a new pad if it is worn past the specification.

Remove the pads and spring clips.
Discard the spring clips.

Installation

1. NOTE: One brake disc pad kit contains the linings required for both sides.

Install the spring clips and brake pads.
2. Use a suitable tool to push the brake caliper pistons into the caliper bore.
3. Position the brake caliper and install the brake caliper bolts.
Tighten to 32 Nm (24 ft. lbs.).

4. Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir with clean brake fluid.
5. Test the brakes for normal operation.

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Rotor Replacement

2005 Ford Truck Explorer 4WD V6-4.0L VIN E
Brake Disc Removal and Installation
Vehicle Brakes and Traction Control Disc Brake System Brake Rotor/Disc Service and Repair Procedures Rear Brake Disc Removal and Installation
BRAKE DISC REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Brake Disc

Material
pic 2

Material

Removal
1. Remove the brake pads.

2. NOTE: If the brake disc binds on the parking brake shoe and lining, remove the adjustment hole knockout panel or access plug and contract the parking brake shoe and lining.

NOTE: If the brake disc cannot be removed easily, apply rust penetrant on the brake disc to hub mating surfaces.

Remove the brake disc.

Installation

NOTE: If the adjustment hole knockout panel or access plug was removed, it is necessary to install an access plug to prevent the entry of contaminants.

1. Clean any rust or debris from brake disc and wheel hub.
Use parts cleaner to clean the front brake disc and hub surfaces.

2. CAUTION: Do not allow the lubricant to make contact with the wheel studs, brake pads or brake disc.

Apply a thin coat of anti seize lubricant to the hub flange.
3. Install the brake disc.
4. Install the brake pads.

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I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

Take care and God Bless,

Joe
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