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Old 02-08-2008, 07:32 AM   #1
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Arrow Changing brake pads

Hi guys its probably really easy to do but can you give me some advice on changing my front brake pads on my 02 focus tdci. cheers


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Old 02-08-2008, 07:37 AM   #2
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Search the how to....It's all there
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:59 PM   #4
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Here's another one to try:

http://www.focushacks.com/index.php?modid=40

Hopefully, your brake design is the same as ours.
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:03 PM   #5
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real simple man. Loosen ur lugs slightly, jack ur car up, take the tire off. Take out the little black plugs thats in the back of the caliber(i know spelling). Get a torx, i think its like T30. Loosen them out alot. Take 2 hands and wiggly the shit out of it until it comes off. prop it up or put it on your rotor. take 2 flattips and swing the metal clip off. then u can push them out. Now do it in reverse. Make sure u keep your hand off the pad to prevent grim or grrese on it.
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I think its actually a 7mm allen on the back of the calipers. Might be different over seas.
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If the calipers are the same as my 05's then yes EGZ you are correct. And be sure to buy some caliper grease. This is some good stuff. http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductD...egoryCode=3223

Be sure to put it on all metal to metal points. I made the mistake of not doing this when changing my pads in both the front and rear and the prongs on the rear pads which retain them in the caliper actually got held up and bent due to lack of being able to move well. The fronts also made a popping noise due to lack of grease. Really annoying.
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:37 PM   #8
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Nice one guys I appreciate it. Its one of those things that easy when you know how.
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