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Items Needed
  • 15mm socket and box end wrench
  • 13mm socket and box end wrench
  • High Temp Silicone grease
  1. Raise and support the rear of the vehicle. Chock the front tires.
  2. Remove the wheel.
  3. Remove the thin metal retainer nut on the stud, if equipped. (holds the rotor in place)
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  4. Remove the two 13mm bolts from the brake caliper slider pins.
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  5. Pry the caliper and pads off of the rotor. The rotor may have developed a ridge on the outer circumference. You may need to file the ridge down before you can remove the caliper.
  6. Discard old pads.
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  7. Remove the two 15mm bolts from the caliper bracket.
  8. Remove the rotor.
  9. The caliper piston must be screwed back into the caliper bore. Use a caliper piston tool and rotate the piston clockwise. The slots in the piston must be at 12 and 6 o'clock to line up with the pad.
    • Reattach the caliper bracket and loosely tighten.
    • Reattach the caliper to the bracket and loosely tighten.
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    • Use a caliper piston "box tool" or caliper tool to rotate the piston.
    • Remove components.
  10. Remove the slider pins from the bracket. Be careful not to damage the rubber boots.
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  11. Clean slider pins and slider holes on the bracket of old grease and rust.
  12. Liberally apply high temp silicone grease to slider pins and holes.
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  13. Reinstall slider pins and boots in the the caliper bracket. Make sure the flat side of the slider is in the correct position.
  14. Install new or resurfaced old rotor. Use brake cleaner to remove any oil from the rotor surface before installing. Anti-seize grease around the hub and rotor center hole will prevent the new rotor from rusting to the hub.
  15. Use a lug nut to hold the rotor in place.
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  16. Install the caliper bracket with the two 15mm bolts. Torque to 65-87 ft lbs.
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  17. Install the new pads. Use high temp silicone on the pad's back and sides (anywhere the pad makes contact with the caliper). This will prevent squeal and dragging.
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  18. Slide the caliper down over the new pads.
  19. Make sure the pad next to the caliper piston is correctly seated into the piston slot.
  20. Install the two 13mm slider pin bolts. Torque to 23-25 ft lbs
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  21. Mount wheel and torque to 85-100 ft lbs.
 

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Nice writeup Luke :thumb: Are you going to put this into the Wiki?
 

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I told Nick he should add it earlier tonight

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I'll add it for ya today Luke, no problem B)
 

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:ford: hey what's up. i'm kinda new to ttc...i just have a question about the rear disc brakes...is there a kit to cahnge from my rear drum brakes to disc brakes and if there is where do i get it from. however if not then is there a way to mod my taurus so i can run disk in the back?? :ford: :ph34r:
 

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Check out the link to the Wiki above. It's very easy to change from drum to disc, you just need to scavenge the parts from a junkyard and purchase a few new disposable parts.

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hi,

good info,

be sure to use a brass brush to clean off those pins,
if they are too corroded, toss them otherwise you will
not be able to remove them the next time,
had to drive to four parts stores to get that
bracket that the caliper mounts to.
dang part was made in S. Korea by Dorman.
 

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I didnt know how to collapse the piston when i did my rear brakes the first time, I hit it with the bfh:angry:. Woulda saved me some time. Great write:)
 

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Great info. But I've been turning the piston and it doesn't seem to be retracting. Is thie a 1 or 2 turn to completely retract or many multple turns? Or is something not working and I'm spinning my wheels? No pun.
 

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Great info. But I've been turning the piston and it doesn't seem to be retracting. Is thie a 1 or 2 turn to completely retract or many multple turns? Or is something not working and I'm spinning my wheels? No pun.
I am having the same problem. Something is not right here.

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Driver is CW, Passenger side is CCW to retract the piston back in.

cw=clockwise, ccw=counter clockwise.
 

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I am working on the driver side, and turning cw as I face the end of the brake piston. It is difficult to turn, but I have made several complete turns.

It will not retract. I just don't seem to get it.

Will try it again in the light.

Thank you.

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^ Nick, on gen3s, both sides screw in CW. On gen4s, pass. side screws in CCW? N5THV, caliper or rubber flex hose may be faulty. Might try cracking open the bleeder while cranking piston in.
 

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N5THV, caliper or rubber flex hose may be faulty. Might try cracking open the bleeder while cranking piston in.
Sheila,

I will try that tonight after work, or whenever the rain stops. Whichever comes first.

Thank you.

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Rained out for tonight.

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SUCCESS !!!

Sheila, thank you for your tip. It proved to be what I needed.

Additionally, I stopped dorking around with needle nose pliers and purchased the proper tool for the job:



18 Piece Disc Brake Pad and Caliper Service Tool Kit

This made life much easier. Not only was the set on sale, but I found a 20% off coupon besides.

I am back on the road, and ready to roll.

Thank you for your help.

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