Replacing front brakes on my 04 svtf - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus SVT > SVT Performance (2002-2004)

SVT Performance (2002-2004) The place to chat about any 2.0L SVT DOHC Zetec engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-23-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
kennysvt
Focus Addict
 
kennysvt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 94637
Location: cleveland, TN
What I Drive: 04 red svt

Posts: 990
FF Reputation: 1 kennysvt Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Replacing front brakes on my 04 svtf

I need some help


kennysvt is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-23-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
macdiesel
I used to drive this
 
macdiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31579
Location: Chicago, IL
What I Drive: 2010 mazdaspeed3

Posts: 3,323
Points 4,131, Level 40
Points: 4,131, Level: 40 Points: 4,131, Level: 40 Points: 4,131, Level: 40
Level Up 91% Completed
Level up: 91% Level up: 91% Level up: 91%
Forum Activity 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
FF Reputation: 22 macdiesel Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
You need help, like you have never done brakes before help? Might want to check out YouTube tutorials. Not hard if you have tools.
__________________
I now drive a Japanese Ford.
macdiesel is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-23-2012, 09:10 AM   #3
kennysvt
Focus Addict
 
kennysvt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 94637
Location: cleveland, TN
What I Drive: 04 red svt

Posts: 990
FF Reputation: 1 kennysvt Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
I have done brakes they say not to remove the spring what r they talking about
kennysvt is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-23-2012, 10:44 AM   #4
BigRed03
( o Y o )
 
BigRed03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Fan#: 32177
Location: Ft. Laudy, Afghanistan
What I Drive: 2003 CD Silver ZX5 SVT

Posts: 5,549
FF Reputation: 9 BigRed03 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
look at the caliper, there is a sort of leaf spring type thing. it is a pain to get back on LOL
__________________
BigRed03 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-23-2012, 11:02 AM   #5
kennysvt
Focus Addict
 
kennysvt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 94637
Location: cleveland, TN
What I Drive: 04 red svt

Posts: 990
FF Reputation: 1 kennysvt Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
So they can be replaced without removing that ?
kennysvt is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-23-2012, 12:48 PM   #6
macdiesel
I used to drive this
 
macdiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31579
Location: Chicago, IL
What I Drive: 2010 mazdaspeed3

Posts: 3,323
Points 4,131, Level 40
Points: 4,131, Level: 40 Points: 4,131, Level: 40 Points: 4,131, Level: 40
Level Up 91% Completed
Level up: 91% Level up: 91% Level up: 91%
Forum Activity 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
FF Reputation: 22 macdiesel Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
You can use vice grips to put the spring back in place easy.
__________________
I now drive a Japanese Ford.
macdiesel is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-23-2012, 12:55 PM   #7
kennysvt
Focus Addict
 
kennysvt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 94637
Location: cleveland, TN
What I Drive: 04 red svt

Posts: 990
FF Reputation: 1 kennysvt Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Ok thank u now 3 of the 4 caliper bolts r striped go figure
kennysvt is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-23-2012, 03:04 PM   #8
BigRed03
( o Y o )
 
BigRed03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Fan#: 32177
Location: Ft. Laudy, Afghanistan
What I Drive: 2003 CD Silver ZX5 SVT

Posts: 5,549
FF Reputation: 9 BigRed03 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
Quote:
Originally Posted by macdiesel View Post
You can use vice grips to put the spring back in place easy.
then you need to teach me the trick, it always takes me 10 minutes to get it back in using a needle nose

Quote:
Originally Posted by kennysvt View Post
Ok thank u now 3 of the 4 caliper bolts r striped go figure
what bolts are you talking about? the 6mm allen key attaching caliper to bracket, or the ones from the caliper brackets to knuckle???
__________________
BigRed03 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-23-2012, 03:16 PM   #9
kennysvt
Focus Addict
 
kennysvt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 94637
Location: cleveland, TN
What I Drive: 04 red svt

Posts: 990
FF Reputation: 1 kennysvt Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigRed03 View Post
then you need to teach me the trick, it always takes me 10 minutes to get it back in using a needle nose



what bolts are you talking about? the 6mm allen key attaching caliper to bracket, or the ones from the caliper brackets to knuckle???
The ones holding the caliper so I can't get em off and no will have to go to ford and get new ones
kennysvt is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-23-2012, 03:28 PM   #10
z28forlife
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Fan#: 67288
Location: Atlanta, GA
What I Drive: 2003 Silver EAP SVT Focus

Posts: 149
FF Reputation: 1 z28forlife Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Really, I got the clip back on in under 30seconds. Its straight forward, pretty easy brakes IMO.
z28forlife is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:20 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat