Truck makes squeaking noise

Tiny
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  • 2007 FORD F-150
  • 90,000 MILES
What would make my ford truck makes squeaking noise I think I need brakes.
Sunday, March 17th, 2013 AT 11:25 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

Front brake pads and rotors really aren't too hard to do. If you do it yourself, make sure to purchase lifetime parts so you'll never have to pay for the parts again.You can expect brake pads to last approximately 25,000 miles. However, that can change based on terrain and driving habits.

To start, 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 pics below correlate with the directions.
Removal and Replacement Front
FRONT
Brake Pads

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.

3. CAUTION: Do not allow the caliper to hang from the brake hose or damage to the hose can occur.

Remove the 2 brake caliper guide pin bolts and position the caliper aside.
Support the caliper using mechanic's wire.

4. Remove the brake pads and the 2 spring clips.

5. 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.

Inspect the brake pads for wear and contamination.

Installation

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

Install the new spring clips and brake pads.

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

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

3. NOTE: Tighten the lower caliper guide pin bolt first.

Position the brake caliper on the brake caliper anchor plate and install the 2 guide pin bolts.
Tighten to 74 Nm (55 ft. lbs.).

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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