Expedition, Navigator 2006-2007

Brake Calipers


Removal & Installation

Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

The electrical power to the air suspension system must be shut off prior to hoisting, jacking or towing an air suspension vehicle. Failure to shut the system off may lead to an unexpected inflation or deflation of the air springs, which may result in a shift of the vehicle.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    2 rear disc brake caliper bolts and caps, then lift the caliper off of the front caliper anchor plate
    Rear brake hose bolt and the copper washers and plug the front brake hose


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    2 rear disc brake caliper bolts and caps. Tighten the bolts to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
    Rear brake hose to the brake caliper, using new copper washers. Tighten the retaining bolts to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
    Brake pads

  3. Bleed the brake system, filling the brake master cylinder reservoir as required.
  5. Road-test the vehicle and check for proper brake system operation.