Front Brake Pad Replacement - Gen4

Peter L

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Thanks Overtow - I will give that a try and then off to the dealer depending on what I find. At the moment it seems most notideable when baking in a straight or nearly straight line fro m45 mph to a slow/stop. Good thing it's still under warranty......
 

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Finally had a chance to try your suggested diagnostic.....and.....couldn't discern any difference right or left - the rumble is there any time I am braking from say 40mph or faster. Hard brake or just slowing, doesn't really matter. Guess I'll have it checked when I have the tires rotated and balanced.
 

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Thanks for another illustrated tutorial. Seeing your rusty parts bring back (unpleasant) memories of winters growing up in the Cleveland area and the effects of snow and salt on vehicles.
Yes I remember living in MD my 1982 Truck rusted so bad you could see the street through the doors. Living in AZ now my 2010 Ford Van with 200,000 miles is clean on the underside with zero rust. The calipers look new, etc.
 

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anyone know what the torque specs are for the main caliper bolts and the slide pins, for front and rear?
 

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anyone know what the torque specs are for the main caliper bolts and the slide pins, for front and rear?
Front:
Slide pins: 27 ft.lb
Caliper bracket: 184 ft.lb (the manual wants you to discard bolts)

Rear:
Slide pins:26 ft.lb (discard bolts)
Bracket: 258 ft.lb (discard bolts)
 

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2 things. It looked like you used a new pad to push in the caliper. Next time use the old ones so as to not damage the new pad. The other is a question. All my other cars, the brake pads had squealers. Anyone know why does the brake pads not come with squealers? I had to replace the front rotors (2 more bolts per wheel) bc I didn’t hear anything till it was metal on metal? Thanks
 

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2 things. It looked like you used a new pad to push in the caliper. Next time use the old ones so as to not damage the new pad. The other is a question. All my other cars, the brake pads had squealers. Anyone know why does the brake pads not come with squealers? I had to replace the front rotors (2 more bolts per wheel) bc I didn’t hear anything till it was metal on metal? Thanks

Not sure what the Fords have but BWW uses sensors and few other makes do also. I think since many pads are interchangeable with other makes they tend not to put them on anymore or it depends on the pad brand. I have always felt my brakes degrading before the pads hit metal.
 
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