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How to Replace Disc Brake Caliper Bracket 00-05 Ford Excursion

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  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:47)
    • Remove the hub cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the lug nut covers with a 21mm socket
    • Pry off the center cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Caliper Bracket (1:15)
    • Remove the 17mm bolts from the brake caliper
    • Pry the brake pads into the caliper with a flat blade screwdriver to push in the pistons
    • Remove the caliper
    • Remove the two springs
    • Pry the brake pads off with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two 21mm bolts on the back of the caliper bracket
    • Remove the bracket
  3. step : Preparing the New Caliper Bracket (2:42)
    • Remove the brake pad slides
    • Push the brake pad slides into place on the new caliper bracket
    • Pull off the bracket slides
    • Pull off the old boot from the bracket slide and push the new one into place
    • Push the bracket slide into place on the new caliper bracket
  4. step : Installing the Caliper (3:34)
    • Put the caliper on
    • Replace and tighten the 21mm bolts
    • Torque the 21mm bolts to 100 ft/lbs
    • Install the new brake pads into the bracket
    • Replace the springs
    • Place the caliper onto the bracket
    • Replace and tighten the 17mm bolts
    • Torque the bolts to 60 ft/lbs
  5. step : Reinstalling the Wheel (5:02)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the 21mm bolts
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 ft/lbs in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap
  6. step : Testing the Brakes (6:00)
    • Pump your brakes repeatedly until they feel firm
    • Test your brakes at 5 miles per hour and then 10 miles per hour
    • Road test the vehicle

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and the next time you need a part for your vehicle, think of Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the brake caliper bracket on this 2005 Ford Excursion. It's the same part and similar process on these Excursions from 2000 to 2005. We show you on the driver side, but the passenger side is the same procedure. The items you'll need includes a new brake caliper bracket from, a flat blade screwdriver, 17mm and 21mm socket and ratchet, a piece of pipe for leverage, a large C-clamp, a torque wrench, and jack and jack stands.

Start off using the flat blade screwdriver, and just pry in this slot to remove this cap. Then you can access your 21mm lug nuts. If you don't have air-power tools, you're going to want to loosen these while the vehicle is on the ground, raise the vehicle, and remove them the rest of the way. Now you can pull the wheel free.

Next, remove these two 17mm bolts. You want to use your socket and ratchet with your piece of pipe to help break them free, and then you can just remove them the rest of the way by hand or by using your ratchet. Pry inside the slot here to just push in the caliper piston. This will help you to be able to pull off the caliper, and you can just set that aside. Now, remove these two springs, and then pry out the brake pads. These brake pads are in great condition, so we'll just fast-forward as he removes the other one.

Now, remove these two 21mm bolts on the back of your bracket. Again, use a piece of pipe for extra leverage to help break them free. You can just use the ratchet alone to remove them the rest of the way. Now you can pull the bracket free.

On the left is the old caliper bracket; on the right is the new one from 1A Auto. As you can see, they're identical and they're going to fit exactly the same. Now, you want to just swap over to these brake pad sides, and push them into place on your new caliper bracket. Now, we'll fast-forward as Don does the other three. To pull out these brackets sides, we'll just pull off the old boot and push the new one into place. Then we'll apply some of the grease that's supplied with the caliper bracket, and just push it into place. Now, we'll fast-forward as Don repeats the process with the other side.

Put your new brake caliper bracket back into place, replace those two 21mm bolts, and tighten them up. We'll just fast-forward as Don does this. Then, you want to torque these to about 100 foot-pounds. Push your brake pads into place, and then replace those springs. Now, push your caliper back into place in the bracket, and then replace those two 17mm bolts. We'll fast-forward as Don tightens those up. You want to torque both of those to about 60 foot-pounds.

Take your wheel and put it back into place with new studs. You want to replace the lug nuts and tighten them preliminarily, lower the vehicle, and then tighten them the rest of the way. Then torque each one of those lug nuts in a crossing pattern to 100 foot-pounds. Replace the cap, and you're all set. Before taking your vehicle out on the road just pump the brakes until they firm up. Then try a stopping test from five miles per hour and ten miles per hour.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Large C-Clamp

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 17mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket

2000 - 2005  Ford  Excursion
1999 - 2004  Ford  F250 Super Duty Truck
1999 - 2004  Ford  F350 Super Duty Truck
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