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Old 08-25-2007   #1 (permalink)
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Brake Pad Install

So I'm trying to install some new brake pads on my 99 GT but the brake cylinder won't compress at all. I have opened the screw for bleeding the brake to make sure there wasn't air trapped inside causing this and no luck so far. So anyway does anyone know if there is some secret to compressing the brake cylinder or know where online I can find a nice tutorial on how properly change brake pads since I am sort of a newbie to it?
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crack the bleeder screw open and use a C clamp to compress it. but if it's stuck. i probally would just replace it. Something about wanting to know they are going to work when i mash them.
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Typically, they are very difficult to depress by hand, if thats what your trying to do, even with bleeder open. However, using a C-clamp as poney suggested, they should depress almost effortlessly...if not, definetly consider replacing.
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Also you should definitely consider flushing all that old brake fluid out of the system . I did it when i put the cobra brake kit on mine, it's a 2001 and that mess was nasty.
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Is it the front or rear? I dont know if its the same or not for the 4.6's, but when I did mine. The rears, you have to screw back in. Usually your parts store should have the kit to rent. I tried to squeeze it, and it wouldnt move, until a buddy told me that the rears are different. The fronts should just push back in with a c-clamp.

If the 4.6's have a different brake system, then my 5.0, then I apologize, when will never answer another 4.6 question again.
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Yeah, i was about to say that i had an older lincoln that the rear brake pistons had to be turned 1/4 turn to go in and then 1/4 turn the other way to let them be able to go out.
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definately can be a big help on this one. put new brake pads on the rear of my 96 last weekend, and as you compress you do need to turn, not kit required, just a c-clamp or large slip joint wrench and a srew driver, squeeze and turn. if you have a second set of hands it goes real easy. just don't forget to blled the brakes and top up the master cylinder, or bleed it down if you have too.
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i'd recommend getting the tool from like autozone... makes life a lot easier...
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