Re: Changing brake pads - What about ABS ??
I just did all 4 wheels on my 99 XLT with some great advice from this
NG. As long as your fluid is not contaminated, it will not affect the
ABS system. Just remember to take off the master cylinder cap while
you are pushing the pistons back so the fluid has somewhere to go. Push
the pistons slowly with a c-clamp and keep an eye on the master
cylinder so fluid will not overflow out. If you need to, take a turkey
baster and take some fluid out.
Push the pistons back enough to install the new pads. You should not
push them all the way back unnecesarily.
As far as cutting the rotors, if they are in good shape with no
grooves, just leave them. Ford does not even recommend cutting them. I
did not cut mine and the brakes work great.