Rear replace brake pads and rotor

Tiny
JOCASIO
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  • 1996 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 178,000 MILES
Can someone share with me how difficult it is to replace the rear brake pads and rotors. I've seen other sites and it doesn't seem too difficult, but I get conflicting info, especially when it comes to using a c-clamp to depress the calipers. If some one can give me step by step (with pictures would be awesome) that would greatly be appreciated. I'm not a pro, but I have replaced parts such as oxygen sensors, door locks, and alternators
Friday, April 11th, 2008 AT 3:28 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

Replacing rear brake pads and rotors really isn't too difficult to do and doesn't require a lot of time. You will need some basic tools and a safe jack and safety stands to lift and support the vehicle.

As far as rear brakes, you can expect to get approximately 30,000 miles from a set of good pads. However, that can change based on driving habits and terrain.

To get you started, here is a link that explains in general how the job is done. You can use this as a guide.

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

Also, here is a video showing the job being done. This video covers from 1995 to 2001 Ford Explorers, so it should be a great guide.

https://youtu.be/ETJvQ-XOfJU

If you look at the attachments below, they provide written directions and pictures specific to your vehicle for rear brake pads and rotors replacement.

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

Take care,

Joe

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