Ford Probe FAQ
Rear-Brake Pad Removal and Installation

Removal

WARNING: THE REAR BRAKE SYSTEM IS SUBJECTED TO HIGH HYDRAULIC PRESSURE, DO TO NOT APPLY BRAKE PEDAL ONCE CALIPER HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM ANCHOR BRACKET.

  1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  2. Remove the parking brake cable retaining clip.

  3. Loosen the parking brake cable housing adjusting nut and remove th parking brake cable from the parking brake lever.

  4. Turn the caliper manual adjustment gear counterclockwise with an Allen wrench to pull the caliper piston inward. Turn the gear until it stops.

  5. Remove the caliper attaching the bolt. Pivot the caliper downward to clear the brake pads.

  6. Remove the caliper. Support the caliper from the rear strut.
    NOTE: If brake pads and shims are to be reused, they must be installed in their original positions.
  7. Remove the anti-rattle spring from the brake pads. Remove the brake pads, shims, and retaining clips.

  8. Remove and resurface the rotor if necessary. Refer to the procedure in this section.

Installation

  1. If the brake pads are to be reused. Inspect the pads and measure the thickness. refer to the procedure in this section.
  2. Install the rotor, if removed.
    NOTE: If the brake pads and shims are reused, they must be installed in their original positions.
  3. Install the brake pad retaining clips. Position the shims on the brake pads. Position the brake pads into the caliper anchor bracket.
  4. Install the V-springs onto the guide pin. Pivot the caliper over the brake pads.
  5. Install the caliper onto the guide pin. Pivot the caliper over the brake pads.
  6. Grease and the caliper attaching bolt. Use High Temperature Grease D7AZ-19590-A or equivalent. Tighten the attatching bolt to 34-39 N-m (25-29 lb-ft).

  7. Position the parking brake cable into the parking brake lever and bracket.
  8. Install the parking brake cable retaining clip.
  9. Adjust the parking brake cable so there is no clearance between the cable end and the parking brake lever.
  10. Tighten the parking brake cable adjusting nut.

  11. Turn the caliper manual adjustment gear clockwise with an Alllen wrench until the brake pads just touch the rotor.

  12. Turn the manual adjustment gear counterclockwise one-third turn.
  13. Install the wheeel and tire assembly. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 88-118 N-m (65-87 lb-ft).
  14. Road test the vehicle to ensure proper brake operation.

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