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post #1 of 11 Old 10-22-2010, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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DIY Brake Pad Replacement

so on a 1996 F350 4x4 (auto-locking hubs) - assuming I can manage to get the wheels off ... and assuming the rotor isn't grooved, changing pads myself should be..........fairly easy? Knuckle-busting difficult?

I should probably check YouTube...

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should take about an hour maybe two with a jack and a few hand tools........
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+1... very straightforward.

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should take about an hour maybe two with a jack and a few hand tools........
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wait - I need a jack?

Thanks for the feedback!

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If you're serious, you might wanna find someone to help you...like the guys at autozone...hahahah

Make sure brake pins aren't stuck

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If you're serious, you might wanna find someone to help you...like the guys at autozone...hahahah

Make sure brake pins aren't stuck
Just saw a YouTube video with a good visual on inspecting and lubing the pins. Very helpful!

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ok, I won't even estimate the time required, but I did it!

It went a lot faster when I figured out which bolts to remove (caliper vs. entire brake mounting) - forgot to empty out a little brake fluid ahead of time (so I emptied out a little when I compressed the calipers) - but - it's good I did it myself. Rotors showed nothing I would call a groove, generally seemed fine. but one of the four brake pads was down to about 1/16" !

Good confidence builder too. It's been *years* since I did any of my own repair and maintenance work...

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looks like the seller and the Ford inspector were right - right-front, inside pad was pretty dang thing!


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just as a side note, for next time if you do it, dont open the bleeder. Use a C clamp to compress the pistons.

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just as a side note, for next time if you do it, dont open the bleeder. Use a C clamp to compress the pistons.
With the old pads still in it



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