Ford Thunderbird 2002-2005

Brake Caliper


Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel
    Parking brake cable
    Caliper mounting bolts
    Brake fluid hose
    Brake caliper


To install:

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Fig. Exploded view of rear brake assembly

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Brake fluid hose. Use new copper washers and tighten the bolt to 36 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
    Brake caliper. Tighten the mounting bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
    Parking brake cable
    Rear wheel

  3. Bleed the brake system.
  5. Before attempting to move the vehicle, pump the brake pedal to seat the pads against the rotors. Make sure the vehicle has a firm brake pedal. Check the level of the brake fluid and add DOT 3 or 4 brake fluid if necessary.