Lincoln Aviator, Ford Explorer, Exp Sport, Exp Sport-Trac, Mercury Mountaineer 2000-2005

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
  2.  
  3. Remove the brake pads.
    NOTE
    If the brake disc binds on the parking brake shoe and lining, remove the adjustment hole knockout panel or access plug and contract the parking brake shoe and lining.


    NOTE
    If the brake disc cannot be removed easily, apply rust penetrant on the brake disc-to-hub mating surfaces.

  4.  
  5. Remove the brake disc.
  6.  

To install:


NOTE
If the adjustment hole knockout panel or access plug was removed, it is necessary to install an access plug to prevent the entry of contaminants.

  1. Clean any rust or debris from brake disc and wheel hub. Use parts cleaner to clean the front brake disc and hub surfaces.
    WARNING
    Do not allow the lubricant to make contact with the wheel studs, brake pads or brake disc.

  2.  
  3. Apply a thin coat of anti-seize lubricant to the hub flange.
  4.  
  5. Install the brake disc.
  6.  
  7. Install the brake pads.
  8.  


NOTE
When removing the rear brake disc in this procedure it is not necessary to disconnect the hydraulic lines.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear disc brake caliper.
    NOTE
    If the rear brake disc binds on the rear parking brake shoe and linings, remove the adjustment hole access plug and retract the parking brake shoe and lining.

  4.  
  5. Remove the rear brake disc.
    WARNING
    Use a hub-mount brake lathe if necessary to machine the rear brake disc.

  6.  
  7. Measure the rear brake disc, and resurface as necessary. Install a new rear brake disc if beyond specification.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the -Precautions- section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the brake pads.
    NOTE
    If the brake disc binds on the parking brake shoe and lining, remove the adjustment hole knockout panel or access plug and contract the parking brake shoe and lining.


    NOTE
    If the brake disc cannot be removed easily, apply rust penetrant on the brake disc-to-hub mating surfaces.

  4.  
  5. Remove the brake disc.
  6.  

To install:


NOTE
If the adjustment hole knockout panel or access plug was removed, it is necessary to install an access plug to prevent the entry of contaminants.

  1. Clean any rust or debris from brake disc and wheel hub. Use parts cleaner to clean the front brake disc and hub surfaces.
    WARNING
    Do not allow the lubricant to make contact with the wheel studs, brake pads or brake disc.

  2.  
  3. Apply a thin coat of anti-seize lubricant to the hub flange.
  4.  
  5. Install the brake disc.
  6.  
  7. Install the brake pads.
  8.  


NOTE
When removing the rear brake disc in this procedure it is not necessary to disconnect the hydraulic lines.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the -Precautions- section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear disc brake caliper.
    NOTE
    If the rear brake disc binds on the rear parking brake shoe and linings, remove the adjustment hole access plug and retract the parking brake shoe and lining.

  4.  
  5. Remove the rear brake disc.
    WARNING
    Use a hub-mount brake lathe if necessary to machine the rear brake disc.

  6.  
  7. Measure the rear brake disc, and resurface as necessary. Install a new rear brake disc if beyond specification.
  8.  
  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  10.  

 
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