Ford Probe FAQ
Brake Pad Removal and Installation

Removal

  1. Remove approximately two-thirds of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  4. Using a screwdriver, pry the caliper outboard.

    CAUTION: Position the flex hose out of the way of caliper casting to avoid cracking the hose.

  5. Remove the caliper mounting bolt. Pivot the caliper upwards. Slide the caliper off the fixed guide pin.
  6. Using a piece of wire, support the caliper from the strut.

  7. Remove the two anti-rattle springs.
  8. Remove the shims. Tag the shims so they can be reinstalled in their original positions.

    CAUTION: Use care to prevent damage to the caliper piston dust cover.

  9. Remove the brake pads from the caliper anchor. Remove the two retaining clips.

Installation

NOTE: If the brake pads are to be reused, inspect the pads and measure the thickness.

  1. Install the retaining clips.
  2. Install the brake pads into the caliper anchor. The pad with the wear indicator is the inboard pad.
  3. Install the shims in their original positions.

  4. Install the caliper onto the fixed guide pin and pivot the caliper down over the brake pads.
  5. Install the anti-rattle srpings.
  6. Install the caliper mounting bolt and tighten to 44-49 N-m (33-36 lb-ft).

  7. Install the wheel and tire assembly. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 88-118 N-m (65 - 87 lb-ft).
  8. Lower the vehicle.
  9. Pump the brake pedal several times to position the caliper piston.
  10. Correct the level of brake fluid in the master cylinder.
  11. Road test the vehicle to ensure proper brake operation.
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