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I got the front rotor and brake pads through the group buy with performance fords and I am having the hardest time getting the things on. I have a ford service manuel cd but I still am not sure on what tools I need. I spent 30-45 minutes just trying to get the retaining bracket back on. I need some help asap. And I really want to be able to do this myself.
 
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Dan wher do you live? just wondering if it was close cause if it is I would come over and help.

Anyway, there are two bolts holding the caliper on. The are on the backside of the caliper. Take these out.

now the caliper should be hold on only by the brake hose so just move it out of the way and pull the rotor off. install new rotor being careful not to touch the face of it, it causes brake dust buildup and uneven turning. if you touch it, just wipe it off.

open the caliper up and remove the old pads. use a C-clamp to compress the caliper piston. once it is compressed, it will stay in. install new pads and slide over top of rotor. reinstall bolts and your set.

Anymore questions just pm me.

Bruce
 

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the caliper itself is 2 pieces.... basically the top of the caliper is spring loaded, if you wedge a screwdriver in there you can seperate the top piece just enough to put the pad that would face the outside of the rotor in, next put in the pad that faces the inside of the rotor..... (or vice versa) but i assume you are having difficulty getting the outside pad on.... also using a c-clamp compress the piston as much as possible before putting them back together.... when done doing your brakes do not immediatly go out for a ride, you need to repressurize the system, pump the brakes numerous times, then drive down the street and do some hard breaking in forward and reverse.... your brakes may still feel slightly soft for upto another day.
 

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my actual problem is getting the calipers off in the first place, the bolts seem to be on there extremely tight. And then it was a pain in the a$$ to get the retaining clip back on. I just need some help on how to get the caliper off in the first place. By the way I live in AL, so I think that's alittle far for ya
 

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Ok I figured it out now and I have the rotors on I will post some pics later, and I will create a how to for it sooner or later.
 
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