1998 Ford Escort please help

  • 1998 FORD ESCORT

Tires and Wheels problem
1998 Ford Escort 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 120 miles

i am going to fix my kids car but need help

1 New Breaks pads
2 rotors
3 wheel cylinder
4 tie rod ends

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 AT 6:50 PM

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Removal (Escort & Tracer)
Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheels. Remove 2 brake pad pins and springs. Remove brake pads and shims. Disconnect brake hose connector bolt from caliper, and discard copper washers. Mark caliper as right or left for installation reference. Remove caliper bolts. Remove brake caliper.
Compress piston until it is fully seated in caliper bore. Install caliper and tighten mounting bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS. Using 2 NEW copper washers, install brake hose. Apply a light coat of high-temperature grease between anti-rattle shims. Install brake pads and shims. Install springs and brake pad pins. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Refill and bleed system.

REAR SHOES you will need to remove these to do brake cylinder
Removal (Escort & Tracer)
Raise and support vehicle. Remove rear wheels. Remove brake drum screws and drums. Remove brake shoe return springs. See Fig. 2. Remove anti-rattle springs. Remove brake shoe hold-down clips. Remove brake shoes.
Clean backing plate. Using high temperature grease, lubricate brake shoe contact points. Position brake shoes on backing plate, and install hold-down springs. Install anti-rattle spring and return springs.
Adjust brake shoes. See REAR BRAKE SHOES under ADJUSTMENTS. Install brake drums and brake drum screws. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Check for proper brake operation.

While you have the shoes off the vehicle undo brake pipe and rear mounting bolt's for brake cylinder. And replace. You will lose fluid while doing this. So you will need to bleed sytem afterwards?

Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheel, brake caliper and rotor. Raise staked portion of front axle wheel hub nut. Remove nut securing drive axle shaft to hub. Remove outer tie rod end cotter pin and nut. Using Tie Rod End Separator (T85M-3395-A), remove tie rod end.
If equipped, remove anti-lock brake wire bracket bolt and bracket. Remove bolts and anti-lock brake sensor, and position aside. Remove lower control arm nut and pinch bolt. Separate lower control arm from steering knuckle. Remove strut assembly-to-steering knuckle nuts and bolts. Remove steering knuckle.

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