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05-13-2013 11:17 AM
luvbug Good description and good pictures. I'll be changing the brake pads soon. :) and it will be my first time changing the brakes of my car.
04-28-2013 12:38 PM
Mike O
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Originally Posted by jasonbi View Post
the only thing to add to this would be to line up the notch on the lower back portion of the pad with the triangular opening on the caliper piston.....if not the pad might not sit flat on the rotor.
Just did the rears on my car this weekend. I missed jasonbi's earlier comment to align the piston so that one of the notches in it line up with the tab on the back side of the brake pad. I did not get the piston retracted so far into the caliper that the caliper could position down far enough to put the bolts back in. I had to fiddle with the rotation on the pistons on both sides to get one of the slots to align properly with the pin on the backside of the brake pad. Even then there was only enough room to just get the caliper back into position.

I spent an extra 2-3 hours total between the two sides to get these back on properly, even after figuring it out on the first one.

Also be sure to put pressure on the piston as you rotate it or it will not compress.

Mike O.
04-14-2012 05:32 PM
flawedexistence Just redid my pads and hoses today and this how-to was a great help. I bought new rotors too but couldn't get the d#$m caliper bracket bolts loose to install them. Oh well, off to the Ford dealer! Great job and thanks again........
02-22-2012 11:33 AM
Luvbug82
Good tool

I guess this is a good tool go by in order to change the brakes on my car.
07-14-2011 10:34 PM
Rickg366
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Originally Posted by sldghmr View Post
Try RockAuto...
http://www.rockauto.com

I usually find whatever I need for the SVT in there....

Thank you Sldghmr...I wound up drilling one of the guides out, the other I was able to heat up and chisel out...I bought new guides from a local aftermarket store...I will definitely give rockauto a look...thank you again
07-11-2011 12:20 PM
jasonbi the only thing to add to this would be to line up the notch on the lower back portion of the pad with the triangular opening on the caliper piston.....if not the pad might not sit flat on the rotor.
07-11-2011 11:37 AM
felixthecat Great write up, & awesome pix's! What rotor's are thou's? Everbody make's rotor's, I just want some desent one's= last longer!
07-10-2011 12:59 PM
sldghmr
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I watched some videos then found this post...decided to replace rear pads and rotors...everything was good till I found one of the driver side caliper slides was siezed...Went to all local auto parts stores then hit Freehold Ford, I was told part is no longer manufactured...Anybody no where I can get a 2002 Ford Focus SVT driver side caliper mount...or let me know an alternative...Thank you in advance
Try RockAuto...
http://www.rockauto.com

I usually find whatever I need for the SVT in there....
07-06-2011 10:12 PM
Rickg366 I watched some videos then found this post...decided to replace rear pads and rotors...everything was good till I found one of the driver side caliper slides was siezed...Went to all local auto parts stores then hit Freehold Ford, I was told part is no longer manufactured...Anybody no where I can get a 2002 Ford Focus SVT driver side caliper mount...or let me know an alternative...Thank you in advance
04-09-2010 05:02 PM
sleepyboy Saw this thread pop back up lol
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