Alter The Rear Brake Pads On The Ford Focus

Brake pads are an far-reaching atom of your Ford Locus's braking method. They are the replaceable friction pads that pinch the brake CD when you course on the brake pedal. You should alternate the brake pads before they wear beyond a quarter inch or risk malicious your Focal point's brake discs.


Remove the old Brake Pads

1. Grounds your automobile on a exact surface. Whether you retain a stick shift automobile, cook up undeniable the motorcar is in gear. Put blocks in front of the front tires so the automobile does not proceeding while you are working on it.

2. Uplift the rear boundary of your Locus with your machine jack. Remove the rear tire or trundle meeting.

3. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the brake caliper. The cable is normally held in lay with a retaining clip. You can applicability pliers to remove the clip and disconnect the cable.

4. Attach the brake hose clamp to the brake hose. Loosen the brake hose connexion to the caliper. Don't remove the hose.

Operate a petty bungee cord or wire hanger to hang the caliper in the revolve well. Don't let the caliper hang from the brake hose.6. Remove the brake pads from the caliper.5. Avail the socket wrench to remove the caliper bolts and remove the caliper from the CD rotor. Whether the bolts are tight, operate the penetrating oil to loosen them.

Install the new Brake Pads

7. Retract the caliper piston with the recommended caliper piston adapters.

8. Insert the brake pads into the caliper. Reattach the caliper to the brake rotor. Use the socket wrench to tighten the bolts to 26-feet lb. (35 Nm).

9. Tighten the brake cable connection to the caliper. Remove the brake hose clamp.

10. Reconnect the parking brake cable to the brake caliper.

11. Replace the tire wheel assembly. Lower the car to the ground.

12. Bleed the brakes to remove air from the brake system before you drive the car (See Resources).

13. Season the brake pads by making only gentle stops when you are driving for the first week after you install the new brake pads. Try not to do any hard stopping when you are seasoning the brakes.