We hear the brakes grind so I need to do brake job?

Tiny
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  • 2006 FORD F-150
  • 120,000 MILES
We don't drive this truck everyday, it set most of the time but we hear the brakes grind so I need to do brake job can you help me please?
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 AT 10:39 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

Replacing front brake pads and rotors really isn't that difficult. When you do it yourself, make sure to get lifetime replacement parts so you never have to pay again.

You can expect front brakes to last approximately 25,000, but that will vary based on terrain and driving habits.

First, here is a link that shows in general how it's done. You can use this as a guide.

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

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

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2006 Ford Truck F 150 2WD Pickup V8-4.6L VIN W
Front
Vehicle Brakes and Traction Control Disc Brake System Brake Pad Service and Repair Procedures Front
FRONT
Brake Pads

pic 1

Removal

WARNING: Use of any other than approved DOT 3 motor vehicle brake fluid will cause permanent damage to brake components and will render the brakes inoperative. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

WARNING: Carefully read cautionary information on product label. For EMERGENCY MEDICAL INFORMATION seek medical advice. In the USA or Canada on Ford/Motorcraft products call: 1-800-959-3673. For additional information, consult the product Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) if available. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.

CAUTION: Brake fluid is harmful to painted and plastic surfaces. If brake fluid is spilled onto a painted or plastic surface, immediately wash it with water.

1. Check the brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir.
- If necessary, remove fluid until the brake master cylinder reservoir is half full.
2. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.

NOTE: Do not allow the brake caliper to hang from the brake flexible hose. Support the brake caliper.

3. Remove the 2 brake caliper bolts and position the brake caliper aside.
4. Remove the brake pads and the 2 spring clips.

CAUTION: Install new brake pads if they are worn past the specified thickness, above the metal backing plate. Install the new brake pads in complete axle sets.

5. Inspect the brake pads for wear and contamination.

Installation

NOTE: One brake disc pad kit contains the pads required for both the RH and LH side.

1. Install the new spring clips and brake pads.

NOTE: Protect the pistons and boots when compressing the piston into its bore.

2. Using a suitable tool, compress the disc brake caliper pistons into the brake caliper bore.

NOTE: Tighten the lower caliper bolt first.

3. Position the brake caliper on the brake caliper anchor plate and install the 2 bolts.
- Tighten to 74 Nm (55 lb-ft).

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Rotor Replacement

2006 Ford Truck F 150 2WD Pickup V8-4.6L VIN W
Disc Removal and Installation, Front
Vehicle Brakes and Traction Control Disc Brake System Brake Rotor/Disc Service and Repair Procedures Disc Removal and Installation, Front
DISC REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION, FRONT
Brake Disc

Removal

1. Remove the wheel and tire.

CAUTION: Do not allow the caliper and anchor plate assembly to hang from the brake hose or damage to the hose can occur.

2. Remove the 2 brake caliper anchor plate bolts and position the caliper and anchor plate assembly aside.
- Support the caliper and anchor plate assembly using mechanic's wire.
3. Remove and discard the cotter pin from the spindle nut retainer.
4. Remove the spindle nut retainer and the nut.
- Discard the spindle nut.
5. Remove the front brake disc from the spindle.

Installation

1. Position the brake disc on the spindle.

NOTE: Tighten the spindle nut to the specified torque. Rotate the disc counterclockwise 5 rotations and then recheck the torque.

2. Install a new spindle nut.
- Tighten to 400 Nm (295 lb-ft).
3. Install the spindle nut retainer and a new cotter pin.
4. Position the brake caliper and anchor plate assembly and install 2 new bolts.
- Tighten to 200 Nm (148 lb-ft).
5. Install the wheel and tire.

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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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