Replacing Front brake pads

Tiny
NEWSROBLES
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  • 2004 FORD EXPEDITION
I am replacing the front brake pads, I am having trouble removing the caliper mounting bolts, am I supposed to use a wrench or a Allen wrench? I tried a socket wrench, but could not find the correct size, I notice what seems to be a allen wrench hole in the middle of bolt head, but tried several sizes of allen wrench. Thanks for any assistance
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Saturday, December 1st, 2007 AT 1:00 PM

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Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Hello,

Here is a guide to help you do the front brakes

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

Try a TORX T-40 or 45 to remove the caliper. here is how you bleed the brake once you are done.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-bleed-or-flush-a-car-brake-system

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Saturday, December 1st, 2007 AT 1:31 PM
Tiny
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  • 2001 FORD EXPEDITION
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  • 4WD
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My question- when changing the brake pads on the expo. Am I also going to have to change the brake fluid as well. Or can I jus change the pads and that be the end of it?
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Optional on fluid. Recommended but not required.
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RHOLANDO
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Hi,

I had my front break pad replaced for sometime now on a ford expedition 2000 xlt, but recently I'm experiencing a slight vibration or rumbling sound when ever I step on my break running on 70 kph, I can feel the vibration almost at the middle underneath the engine. I think the sound is progressive. Anything I should directly look at? Thanks.

Roland
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Did you get the rotors machined? Can you feel this in the steering or brake pedal?
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Saturday, October 27th, 2018 AT 4:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I think the brake pedal I feel the slight vibration when I press the break all the way. It doesnt show ang jiggle or any sort it breaks normally it just has this slight vibration like grinding during break press. It wasnt there before so im think it has something to do with the latest replacement of my breakpad several months ago. Steering is fine.
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