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Old 08-09-2005, 09:12 PM   #1
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brake caliper removal

I am new to car repair and need info on how to remove front brake caliper on a ford aerostar. Does it take a special tool to remove the pins going thru the caliper?
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Old 08-10-2005, 12:22 AM   #2
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I am new to car repair and need info on how to remove front brake caliper on a ford aerostar. Does it take a special tool to remove the pins going thru the caliper?



check the pic u have to get them past the keepers(bent edge on pin)you can use a flat head screwdriver or a 3/8 extention as a punch to knock them out
then they will slide out towards the inside if they fall apart 2 metal sides and the rubber center they should be replaced
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Old 08-10-2005, 03:32 AM   #3
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Thank you for the solution to my first adventure of brake repair. Now maybe I can get the pads unstuck from the disc and it will unlock. Today was my lucky day to find this site.
Thanks again
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:55 AM   #4
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Thank you for the solution to my first adventure of brake repair. Now maybe I can get the pads unstuck from the disc and it will unlock. Today was my lucky day to find this site.
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are the front brakes locked on as if you were stepping on the brake pedal
i know lots of tech's like to lube the hell out of these pins but that just attracts brake dust and dirt and if you use a petrolem based product it tends to swell the rubber locking/limiting the calipers movement on the slides burning out one of the pad long before the other
i like to clean/scrape the pins/caliper groves/spindle groves(if there real bad a small triangle file works good to remove the rust and gunk) then just a small coating of caliper slide lube ment for brakes on the pins or groves
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