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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-14-2015, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Brake Caliper

So today I figured out my rear caliper was shot after fluid came pouring out by the piston boot. I ordered a new caliper but my question is there a trick or any tips on removing the parking brake cable and hooking it on the new caliper mount?
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Yep

see this thread: Parking brake problem

and post no. 11 in which I wrote tricks and hints.
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Thanks luckly I didnt have to take any of that off. I just took a pair of chanel locks and locked them on the came right before the hook and pulled to the rear of vehicle and turned it down and it came right off. Hopefully its just as easy to put back..
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Scotty......it should be. You beat me to the fix but it is fairly simple. The trick is to leave parking brake OFF. Lift up cable and insert the cable into the hook.

Get a good meaty set of pliers to hold AFT and a meaty screwdriver or another set of pliers to hold up and DOWN to get into the hook.

DONT FORGET TO BLEED AND FLUSH the fluid afterward.
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Its a pain. Yes on the meaty pliers and screwdriver!!

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I read that thread and how they were commenting about it being unlikely that the calipers in the rear would already need replacing. I actually had one seize up on me this past winter and somehow the caliper is the only part of the brake system covered under warranty so ford replaced it for me under warranty. What would cause a caliper to seize?
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I read that thread and how they were commenting about it being unlikely that the calipers in the rear would already need replacing. I actually had one seize up on me this past winter and somehow the caliper is the only part of the brake system covered under warranty so ford replaced it for me under warranty. What would cause a caliper to seize?
Are you sure it was the caliper and not the guide pins? The guide pins are MUCH more common to seized up if not properly lubed.

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let me add myself to this thread, since today when i took my exit off the highway i saw smoke coming out of my rear LH wheel.

when i got home and took the tire off, realized that the caliper seems to have seized!

It sucks that this cars are having these problems, because the pads look like they have lots of life left in them.

Has anybody attempted to just rebuild the caliper? or not even worth it?

I drive so fast, life cant catch up to me!!
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One more thing: is it going to be the same Caliper for the AWD too? I hope it doesn't have a different set up.

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This is the Ford website parts catalog. There is a section to enter VIN and narrow down choices. Catalog shows about four choices depending on your suspension. My guess is one of the choices is SHO Performance package.

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