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

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual / Chassis / Brake System / Rear Disc Brake / Removal and Installation - Brake Pads

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Brake Caliper Piston Retractor

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. Detach the parking brake motor electrical connector.
  1. NOTICE: Do not allow the brake caliper to hang from the brake hose or damage to the hose can occur.

    Remove and discard the brake caliper mounting bolts.

Vehicles with adhesive on 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.

    • Separate the inboard and outboard brake pad from the brake caliper.
    • Position the brake caliper aside.

All vehicles

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

    Remove the brake pads. Discard if installing new brake pads.
  1. Remove the brake pad clips. Discard if installing new brake pads.
  1. NOTICE: Do not use a C-clamp to compress the brake caliper piston or damage to the parking brake actuator motor may occur.

    NOTICE: Do not rotate the piston when pushing in the caliper or damage to the parking brake actuator motor may occur.

    NOTE: Select a tool that compresses the piston without rotation.

    • Compress the disk brake caliper pistons into the brake caliper bore until the piston bottoms out in the brake caliper bore. If the piston bottoms out and is not fully compressed, stop and confirm Brake Service Mode is activated.
      Use the General Equipment: Brake Caliper Piston Retractor

Installation

NOTICE: If installing new brake pads, make sure to install all new hardware supplied with the brake pad kit.

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

All vehicles

  1. Clean the brake pad-to-anchor plate contact points.
  1. NOTE: Clips should sit flat against the bracket with the retraction leg loop toward the outside of bracket.

    1. Install all clips with retraction leg loop toward outside of bracket. Center the abutment clips over the bracket recess.
    1. Start to install the clip from the top rail.
    1. Install the clip over the lower abutment.
    1. Apply pressure with fingers to fully seat the clip against bracket.
    1. Install the brake pads at a downward angle to the caliper without touching the edge of the abutment clip.
    1. Compress the spring leg of the clip with the bottom of the pad at the abutment surface and rotate the top of the pad into position.

Vehicles with adhesive on brake pad insulator

  1. NOTICE: Clean all residual pad adhesive from the brake caliper piston and the finger area of the brake caliper or brake noise may occur.

    Remove the residual brake pad adhesive.
  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.

    Remove the protective cover from the outboard pad assembly.

All vehicles

  1. NOTICE: Make sure that the caliper guide pins are correctly aligned. Failure to do so may cause brake caliper drag.


    Install the brake caliper guide pins as shown.
    1. Leading guide pin.
    1. Trailing guide pin.
  1. Install the brake caliper and tighten the guide pin bolts without disturbing the orientation of guide pins.
    Torque: 26 lb.ft (35 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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