Ford Freestar, Monterey 2004-2006

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove 1 / 2 of the brake fluid from the brake master cylinder reservoir. Properly dispose of the brake fluid.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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  7. Remove 2 disc brake caliper brake pin retainers. Do not remove the brake hose from the caliper.
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  9. Lift the disc brake caliper off of the disc brake rotor using a rotating motion. Do not pry against the caliper piston. Prying may damage the piston or seals.
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  11. Hang the disc brake caliper with a length of wire or equivalent to prevent damage to the brake hose.
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  13. Remove the inner and outer disc brake pads and the anti-rattle clip.
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  15. Inspect the disc brake rotor surfaces for grooves, cracks or glazing. Resurface or replace as required. If resurfacing, observe the minimum thickness specification.
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To install:

  1. Retract the caliper piston fully into the caliper bore using a C-clamp and wood block or equivalent. This will allow room for the new disc brake pads.
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  3. Install new inner and outer disc brake pads and the anti-rattle clip. Ensure that the disc brake pads are properly positioned and that the lining material is facing the rotor.
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  5. Place the disc brake caliper over the rotor and install 2 disc brake caliper brake pin retainers. Tighten the brake pin retainers to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
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  7. Install the wheel and tire assembly. Torque the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
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  9. Lower the vehicle.
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  11. Pump the brake pedal to position the brake pads before attempting to move the vehicle.
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  13. Check and fill the brake master cylinder reservoir, as required.
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  15. Road-test the vehicle and check for proper brake system operation.
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