How to Replace Brake Caliper on Ford?

The details to replace Brake Caliper is as follows:---

Front Disc Brake Caliper
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Procedure is as follows:----

  1. Remove the brake master cylinder reservoir cap. Siphon and recycle approximately half the fluid from the reservoir.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  3. Remove the wheels.
  4. Matchmark the brake caliper to ensure it is installed on the proper side of the vehicle during installation.
  5. Place a drain pan under the caliper to catch dripping brake fluid.
  6. Remove the hollow retaining bolt that connects the hose to the caliper. Discard the copper washers.
  7. Remove the brake hose and cap to prevent the entry of moisture or dirt.
  8. Remove the disc brake caliper guide pins.
  9. Lift the disc brake caliper from the anchor plate.

  1. Fig. Exploded view of a brake caliper assembly
To install:
  1. Use a C-clamp and wooden block to seat the disc brake caliper hydraulic piston in its bore, as illustrated.
  2. Clean the brake rotor and caliper of all contaminates using commercially available brake cleaning fluid. If brake pads have become contaminated replace them with a new set.
  3. Install the disc brake caliper onto the anchor plate.
  4. Install the disc brake caliper guide pin and tighten to 23-38 ft. lbs. (31-38 Nm).
  5. Connect the brake hose, using two new copper washers and tighten hollow bolt to 35-46 ft. lbs. (47-63 Nm).
  6. Fill the master cylinder fluid reservoir with clean, fresh brake fluid meeting or exceeding DOT 3 specifications.
  7. Bleed the brake system.
    Failure to tighten the lug nuts to the proper torque in a star pattern may result in damage to the brake rotor.
  8. Install the wheel and tighten lug nuts to 83-112 ft. lbs. (113-153 Nm).
  9. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Mark the disc brake caliper to avoid mixing the left-hand and right-hand components.
  4. Disconnect the brake hose from the disc brake caliper by loosening and removing the hollow retaining bolt. Discard the 2 copper sealing washers and plug the brake hose.
  5. Remove the 2 brake pin retainer bolts.
  6. Lift the disc brake caliper off of the disc brake rotor using a rotating motion. Do not pry against the caliper piston. Prying may damage the piston or seals.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front disc brake caliper assembly-Windstar
  7. Remove the disc brake caliper from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Retract the caliper piston fully into the caliper bore using a C-clamp and block of wood or equivalent.
  2. Ensure that the disc brake pads are properly positioned and that the lining material is facing the rotor.
  3. Place the disc brake caliper over the rotor and hand-start 2 brake pin retainer bolts. Tighten the brake pin retainer bolts to guide pin bolts to 23-28 ft. lbs. (31-38 Nm).
    If both disc brake calipers were removed, make sure that they are mounted to the proper side. The brake bleeder on the caliper when properly installed should be on top of the caliper for proper bleeding of air.
  4. Unplug and install the brake hose and hollow retaining bolt to the disc brake caliper using a new copper sealing washer on each side of the hose fitting. Tighten the retaining bolt to 35-46 ft. lbs. (47-63 Nm).
  5. Bleed the brake system and install the rubber bleeder screw caps when complete.
  6. Install the wheel and tire assembly. Torque the lug nuts to 85-105 ft. lbs. (115-142 Nm).
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Pump the brake pedal several times to position the brake pads before attempting to move the vehicle.
  9. Check and fill the brake master cylinder as required.
  10. Road-test the vehicle and check for proper brake operation.

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