Ford Explorer: Front Disc Brake / Removal and Installation - Brake Pads

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Chassis / Brake System / Front Disc Brake / Removal and Installation - Brake Pads

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

12” / 300mm C-Clamp

Materials

Name Specification
Motorcraft® Metal Brake Parts Cleaner
PM-4-A, PM-4-B
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Removal

  WARNING: Service actions on vehicles equipped with electronic brake booster and electronic parking brakes may cause unexpected brake application, which could result in injury to hands or fingers. Put the brake system into service mode prior to servicing or removing any brake components. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

  1. Activate the brake service mode.
    Refer to: Brake Service Mode Activation and Deactivation (206-00 Brake System - General Information, General Procedures).
  1. Remove the wheel and tire.
    Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04A Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).
  1. NOTICE: Do not pry in the caliper sight hole to retract the pistons as this can damage the pistons and boots.

    NOTICE: Do not allow the brake caliper to hang from the brake hose or damage to the hose can occur.

    Remove the bolts and position the brake caliper aside.

Vehicles with adhesive on outboard brake pad insulator

  1. NOTICE: Brake pads with adhesive on the insulator are one-time use only. When the brake pads are separated from the brake caliper, new brake pads must be installed to prevent brake noise and shudder.

    1. Separate the outboard brake pad from the brake caliper.
    1. Position the brake caliper aside.

All vehicles

  1. NOTE: For vehicles equipped with adhesive on outboard brake pad insulator, discard the brake pads.

    Remove the brake pads.
  1. Remove the brake pad clips. Discard if installing new brake pads.
  1. NOTICE: Protect the caliper pistons and boots when pushing the caliper piston into the caliper piston bores or damage to components may occur.

    If installing new brake pads.
    Use a C-clamp and a worn brake pad to compress the disc brake caliper pistons into the brake caliper bore.
    Use the General Equipment: 12” / 300mm C-Clamp

Installation

NOTICE: Make sure that the brake hose is not twisted when installing the brake caliper or damage to the brake flexible hose may occur.

  1. Clean the brake pad-to-anchor plate contact surfaces.

Vehicles with adhesive on outboard brake pad insulator

  1. Clean all residual pad adhesive from the finger area of the brake caliper.
    Material: Motorcraft® Metal Brake Parts Cleaner / PM-4-A, PM-4-B

All vehicles

  1. Install the new brake pad clips.
  1. NOTE: Make sure to apply the grease supplied with the brake pad kit to the brake pad-to-anchor plate contact points.

    Clean the brake pad-to-anchor plate contact surfaces and apply the grease supplied with the brake pad kit.
  1. NOTICE: When installing new brake pads make sure to remove the foil backing from the outboard brake pads. Once the foil backing is removed from the brake pads do not touch the adhesive on the backing.

    NOTICE: Brake pads with adhesive on the insulator are one-time use only. When the brake pads are separated from the brake caliper, new brake pads must be installed to prevent brake noise and shudder.

    NOTE:

    Install the new brake pads.

Vehicles with adhesive on outboard brake pad insulator

  1. NOTICE: Brake pads with adhesive on the insulator are one-time use only. When the brake pads are separated from the brake caliper, new brake pads must be installed to prevent brake noise and shudder.

    NOTE: Once the protective cover is removed from the brake pad do not touch the adhesive on the backing.

    Remove the protective cover from the outboard pad assembly.

All vehicles

  1. Install the brake caliper and tighten the guide pin bolts.
    Torque:
       M8 ::   20 lb.ft (27 Nm)
       M10 ::   34 lb.ft (46 Nm)
  1. Deactivate the brake service mode.
    Refer to: Brake Service Mode Activation and Deactivation (206-00 Brake System - General Information, General Procedures).
  1. Apply the brake pedal several times to verify correct brake system operation.
  1. Install the wheel and tire.
    Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04A Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).

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