How to replace brake pads on a 1987 ford bronco2 4x4


Take a picture of all the parts after the drum is removed but before you tackle the job. You will need some specialized brake tools to get the springs on and off as well as the springs that hold the pin that goes thru the shoe and the backing plate.

break lug nuts loose
jack up car place stand under car
remove lug nuts and wheel
remove brake caliper
take out pad on outside of caliper
place a brake caliper press on pad next to piston of caliper and compress piston back in caliper
remove press and replace pads
reinstall caliper and wheels set car down
REMBER TO GET IN AND PUMP BRAKE PEDAL A COUPLE TIMES OR YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANY BRAKES WHEN YOU MOVE YOUR CAR!!!!!!
check fluid in master cylinder
take your time

You will have to take the wheel off, then try to use a latge screw driver to pry between the old pads and the rotor to push the old pads back some, this will allow you to remove the caliper easier later. Next get a T-45 socket and remove both the top and bottom bolts from the back of the caliper. Tilt the brake caliper at the top or the bottom (it different for both side), and slide it off. Then you can just remove the pads. Be careful to notice that the shims on the caliper slide are different from top to bottom, don't mix them up. Pull the caliper slide pins out and inspect the boot for hole or cracks and the pins for rust, replace if any of these condition exist. Use some brake silicone grease to lube the slide pins and put a little into each boot and put the slide pins back in. Check the rubber boots on the caliper pistions to make sure they are not leaking any fluid or ripped. Use one of the old brake pads and a C-clamp to push both pistons on one caliper back in until they are flush. Check to make sure that no fluid leaked out of the caliper pistons while they were being pushed back in. If you want to do what is call a pad slap only then you can install that pads at this time but that is not recommended. It is recommened that you measure, check and turn the rotors if at all possible or replace them, the wheel seals and check and repack the wheel bearings.

no special tools just something to push the piston back like a pair of plumer grips or a srurdy screwdriver

The pins / wedges just tap out use a scewdriver on the metal edge of the pin just tap it out to the rear and when putting them back in just tap them back in from the front. You will see they are diamond shape and metal cased around rubber very easy to do just take your time.


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