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Old 09-02-2008, 15:15   #1 (permalink)
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confused Replacing Expedition Brake Backing Plate

Well, I got all set to do a full brake job on my 1998 Expedition. I got my new rotors, new pads and parking brake hardware. Due to the age and corrosion, I was looking for a fight, but was surprised how smooth and easy everything came off. That's when I realized that the backing plate was way too far gone in places. I was surprised to find that it was a dealer item. (always LOVE hearing those words!) My question is how do I go about pulling the axle/hub to replace the backing plate? I would have thought there would be a notch cut out of it to slide it in behind, but NOOOOO, you have to pull the hub off to get at it. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:04   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Replacing Expedition Brake Backing Plate

I assume you took care of this already since we are 4 months down the road now, but if you still need the info, give me a holler cause I just did the task you're talking about.
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:26   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Replacing Expedition Brake Backing Plate

Yeah thanks for replying, but I got the scoop off another forum. It was one of those "duh moment" jobs though. I opened up the rear end, pulled the pin out, pushed the hubs in, but couldn't get the c-clips to drop out to release the axles for love nor money. I tried prying, pounding and more than a little cussing. After half a day I was staring at the hubs fuming when I notice the back of one lug bolt on the hub was rotated just so that when you pushed in the hub it hit the caliper mounting plate. I rotated the hub about 5 degrees, gave a little push further and "plop" both c-clips dropped right out. tsk, tsk, tsk! Anyway, the rest of the job went pretty smooth. Thanks again for replying.
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