Taurus 2006-2007

Brake Calipers


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.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  3. Remove brake fluid from the brake master cylinder reservoir until the reservoir is 1 / 2 full.
  5. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  7. Mark the disc brake caliper to ensure that it is reinstalled in the correct location.
  9. Remove the hollow bolt connecting the brake hose to the disc brake caliper and plug the brake hose. Discard the 2 copper sealing washers.
  11. Remove the caliper locating pins and lift the caliper off the rotor using a rotating motion.

To install:

  1. Retract the disc brake caliper piston fully in the piston bore, using an old brake pad or block of wood and a C-clamp.
    Make sure the clip-on insulators are attached to the brake pads.

  3. Install the disc brake pads to the caliper. Make sure the brake pad insulators are correctly attached to the brake pad plate.
  5. Position the disc brake caliper and pad assembly above the rotor and install it with a rotating motion. Make sure the inner and outer pads are properly positioned and the outer anti-rattle spring is properly positioned.
  7. Lubricate the locating pins and the inside of the insulators with silicone grease. Torque the locating pins to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
  9. Remove the plug and install the brake hose to the disc brake caliper. Use 2 new copper washers and torque the hollow bolt to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
  11. Bleed the brake system, filling the master cylinder as required.
  13. Install the wheel and tire assembly; torque the nuts to 85-104 ft. lbs. (115-142 Nm).
  15. Pump the brake pedal several times to position the brake pads prior to moving the vehicle.
  17. Road test the vehicle and check for proper brake system operation.