Expedition, Navigator 2006-2007

Brake Pads


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 enough brake fluid from the brake master cylinder reservoir until it is 1 / 2 full.
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Anchor housing spring by squeezing at the center of the spring until it unlatches from the brake caliper at both ends, then rotate the spring to remove it from the caliper housing
    Caps and brake caliper bolts
    Brake caliper without disconnecting the brake hose
    Brake pads

  7. Thoroughly clean the areas of the caliper and caliper support assembly which contact each other during the sliding action of the caliper.

To install:

  1. Compress the caliper piston using a C-clamp or other suitable tool.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Brake shoes on the disc brake caliper support bracket
    Anchor housing spring by placing the upper anchor housing spring end into the brake caliper cavity, then rotate the anchor housing spring and position the lower arm onto the anchor plate
    Upper arm onto the anchor plate, then press down and inward until it is correctly seated and latched into the brake caliper cavities
    Rear disc brake caliper onto the rear support bracket
    Brake caliper caps and bolts, tighten pin bolts to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).

  5. Bleed the brake system, filling the brake master cylinder reservoir as required.

    Front wheels

  7. Make sure that the brakes are operating correctly.