Ford Fusion, Milan, MKZ 2008-2009

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Ford Edge 2008-2009

Lincoln MKX 2008-2009


CAUTION
Use of any other than approved DOT 3 motor vehicle brake fluid will cause permanent damage to brake components and will render the brakes inoperative. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.


CAUTION
Carefully read all precaution information on product label. For EMERGENCY MEDICAL INFORMATION seek medical advice. In the USA or Canada on Ford/Motorcraft products call: 1-800-959-3673. For additional information, consult the product Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) if available. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.


WARNING
Brake fluid is harmful to painted and plastic surfaces. If brake fluid is spilled onto a painted or plastic surface, immediately wash it with water.

  1. Check the brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir.
  2.  
  3. If necessary, remove the fluid until the brake master cylinder reservoir is 1 / 2 full.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
    WARNING
    Do not pry in the caliper sight hole to retract the pistons, as this can damage the pistons and boots.


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

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  7. Remove the 2 brake caliper guide pin bolts and position the caliper aside. Support the caliper using mechanic's wire.
    WARNING
    Install new brake pads if they are worn past the specified thickness above the metal backing plates. Install new brake pads in complete axle sets.

  8.  
  9. Remove the 2 brake pads, shims and slide clips. Inspect the brake pads and shims for wear, damage or contamination. Discard the slide clips.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear brake pads and related components

  10.  

To install:


WARNING
Protect the caliper piston and boots when pushing the caliper piston into the bores.


NOTE
Make sure the caliper piston boot is clean and free of foreign material.

  1. If installing new brake pads, using a suitable tool and a worn brake pad, compress the disc brake caliper pistons into the caliper using a C-clamp..
  2.  
  3. Install the 2 brake pads, shims and new slide clips to the brake caliper anchor plate.
    WARNING
    Make sure that the caliper guide pin boots are fully seated or damage to the caliper guide pin boots can occur.


    NOTE
    Make sure that the brake caliper hose is not twisted during caliper installation.

  4.  
  5. Position the brake caliper on the anchor plate and install the 2 guide pin bolts. Tighten to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  8.  
  9. Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir with clean, specified brake fluid.
  10.  
  11. Test the brakes for normal operation.
  12.  

Specific to:

Ford Fusion 2008-2009

Lincoln MKZ 2008-2009

Mercury Milan 2008-2009


CAUTION
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.


CAUTION
Use of any other than approved DOT 3 motor vehicle brake fluid will cause permanent damage to brake components and will render the brakes inoperative. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.


CAUTION
Carefully read all precaution information on product label. For EMERGENCY MEDICAL INFORMATION seek medical advice. In the USA or Canada on Ford/Motorcraft® products call: 1-800-959-3673. For additional information, consult the product Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) if available. Failure to follow these instructions may result in personal injury.


WARNING
Brake fluid is harmful to painted and plastic surfaces. If brake fluid is spilled onto a painted or plastic surface, immediately wash it with water.

  1. Check the brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir.
  2.  
  3. If necessary, remove the fluid until the brake master cylinder reservoir is 1 / 2 full.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the brake caliper:
    1. Pull back the parking brake lever.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the cable from the parking brake lever.
    4.  
    5. Remove the cable conduit retaining clip.
    6.  
    7. Disconnect the cable from the brake caliper.
      WARNING
      Do not pry in the caliper sight hole to retract the pistons, as this can damage the pistons and boots.


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

    8.  

  8.  
  9. Remove the 2 brake caliper guide pin bolts and position the caliper aside. Support the caliper using mechanic's wire.
    WARNING
    Install new brake pads if they are worn past the specified thickness above the metal backing plates. Install new brake pads in complete axle sets.

  10.  
  11. Remove the 2 brake pads, shims and retraction clips. Inspect the brake pads and shims for wear, damage or contamination.
  12.  
  13. Discard the slide clips.
  14.  
  15. Inspect the brake pads for wear and contamination.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the rear disc brake pads-FWD vehicle shown, AWD similar

  16.  

To install:


NOTE
Make sure the caliper piston boot is clean and free of foreign material.

  1. Using the special tool, compress the brake caliper piston into the brake caliper bore.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Using the special tool, compress the brake caliper piston into the brake caliper bore.

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  3. Position the notch in the caliper piston so that it will correctly align with the pin on the backside of the inboard brake pad.

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    Fig. Position the notch in the caliper piston so that it will correctly align with the pin on the backside of the inboard brake pad

  4.  
  5. Install the 2 brake pads, shims and slide clips to the brake caliper anchor plate.
    NOTE
    Make sure that the brake caliper hose is not twisted.

  6.  
  7. Position the brake caliper on the anchor plate and install the 2 bolts. Tighten to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the parking brake cable to the brake caliper:
    1. Pull back the parking brake lever.
    2.  
    3. Connect the cable to the parking brake lever.
    4.  
    5. Install the cable conduit retaining clip.
    6.  

  10.  
  11. Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir with clean, specified brake fluid.
  12.  
  13. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  14.  
  15. Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir with clean, specified brake fluid.
  16.  
  17. Cycle the park brake several times to verify normal operation.
  18.  
  19. Test the brakes for normal operation
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