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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-07-06, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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tips for changing 01 Taurus brake pads?

tips like tools, step by step instructions, web sites?
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Re: tips for changing 01 Taurus brake pads?

front or rear?
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Re: tips for changing 01 Taurus brake pads?

both front and rear
my model is SES, i guess there's no drum at the rear brake. They are all disc.
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Re: tips for changing 01 Taurus brake pads?

front brakes are pretty easy, they don't have captive rotors and the calipers are pretty easy to get off and the pads slide right out. The front caliper pistons can be clamped straight down to retract them.

The back is more complicated, while the rotors and calipers are still removed easily, a special tool is required to retract the pistons as they must be twisted while being pushed in.
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Re: tips for changing 01 Taurus brake pads?

Hmm, I didn't see the complexity for the rear pads from the Chilton repair book. Are you saying I need a tool other than a C-clamp to the rear pistons?
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Re: tips for changing 01 Taurus brake pads?

you did on the gen 3 and as far as I know, gen 4 brakes are the same as gen 3.
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