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Old 10-17-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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Question Replacing brakes-Mustang v-6, 2003

Hi every body. I am new to the Forum and I am siking help to install brakes, front and rear, on my v-6cylinder Ford Mustang 2003. Appreciate all the help I can get
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Old 10-17-2009, 04:03 PM   #2
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Its pretty simple. Take your wheels off. unbolt the calipers. take out the old brake pads. use a c clamp to compress the pistons. put in new brake pads. slide caliper back over. if it doesnt fit continue to compress the pistons with a c clamp using the old brake pad to distribute even pressure on the pistons. make sure you put anti squeal on the back on the brake pads as well. then bolt it all back up. backs you need some tool i think i havent done the rears before.
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yeah there is a special tool for the rear calipers, you should be able to find it at a parts store or something. basically it goes on a ratchet and you turn it so it backs back in
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Thank you guys...TurtleSlow and Shaunmac9128 for your responses. I have found something tthat will help all of you, like myself, is doing this job for the very firs time....look at this video. Yes you need a special tool to compress the calipers...check it out....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpeKWzdnfkQ
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:29 PM   #6
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Are you looking to change the entire system (calipers, rotor, pad and lines), or just the pads? The front brake pads are prety self-explanitory, just do what Shaunmac said and you'll be fine.
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Don't waste money on a special tool for the rears. Use needlenose pliers to twist the piston back into the caliper. I've done it dozens of times. When you have it apart, you'll see what I mean.
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Don't waste money on a special tool for the rears. Use needlenose pliers to twist the piston back into the caliper. I've done it dozens of times. When you have it apart, you'll see what I mean.
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i just used my big c clamp cause when u tighten it it also turns... worked fine for me... i did buy one of those cheap 4 dollar tools and chucked it into the woods about 2 tries after buying it lol used the clamp instead.
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can someone tell me the exact tools/process I need to do this?

1999 v6 manual trans.

remember, i really don't know anything!
I've got a C clamp.

or does that video pretty much explain what I have to do; idk if brakes systems are different.
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This.

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<---ME! I bought that damn tool but it cost me 12 bucks! Sh*t didnt work, I ended up "borrowing" the actual tool you are suppose to use and what a world of diffrence.

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I bought the tools for my rear and it works wonders. IDK about a V6 rear but the Cobra is stiff to push in, not saying it's impossible to do it with pliers, but I could deffinitely see the process taking a lot longer than with the tool, took me all of 30 seconds or so with that thing.
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I bought the tools for my rear and it works wonders. IDK about a V6 rear but the Cobra is stiff to push in, not saying it's impossible to do it with pliers, but I could deffinitely see the process taking a lot longer than with the tool, took me all of 30 seconds or so with that thing.
the v8s have hydroboost, dont know if that makes a differance or not doing brakes
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lol has anyone done a v6 (99-04) without that tool here?

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my brakes are squealing, and i'm about to change the front for the first time and the rear for the first time also. And i rarely get this nice weather on a weekend !! someone give me some insight.
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nah, I've done the rear brakes on my car many times without the tool. On the mustangs the brakes are all pretty much the same (as far as function goes) i do believe the "hydroboost" is just a different form of power brakes that use hydraulics (far smaller) as a power assist rather than vacuum. In factory form most are twin piston fronts and a single rear. One helpful tip for the fronts is when you press the pistons in instead of just using just a c clamp, place the OLD pad on top of the pistons and then put the clamp on the pad and press them both in at once, and like lilroush said (one of the FEW helpful suggestions he's made ) just use a large pair of needle noses on the back. it'll work wonders lol
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Yeah my fronts can be done with a C clamp but the rears have got to be done with that special tool cause of the amount of force needed to depress the piston because of the hydrolics. I bought the whole brake kit cause my dads truck is the same way. So now we don't have to go to a shop to do brakes.
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lol has anyone done a v6 (99-04) without that tool here?

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I don't use the tool on the rears. I think I posted way back when this thread started, just stick the tips of needle nose pliers in there and twist it back in.

C clamp the fronts back in place. Pretty straight forward.
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DONT FORGET TO REMOVE YOUR BRAKE FLUID CAP BEFORE COMPRESSING ANY PISTONS BACK IN!!!! My buddy called me a few weeks ago and asked me to come help him do his front and rear pads. We got the fronts broken down and I told him I would be right back I was gonna grab a drink... came back and he blew out his brake line.... He was like... wtf this is what the dude told me to do on the computer.... I was looking at everything and asked during my inspection if he remembered to take the cap off to the brake fluid resivoir.... he was like..... huh? I lold.... ended up running new brake lines for him
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Ouch that would SUCK.
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