I'm doing the rear pads on my 2015 transit 350 xlt and am having problems getting the calipers to compress.
The few times I have done brakes I was able to compress them with a C clamp, not this time.
Any advice would be appreciated.
I got that tool. You will like it, but there is a learning curve. Have a wrench handy to loosen the compressing nut if it binds up. Took me a couple of tries where it locked up solid, then all of a sudden it started working a treat. No idea what changed.Did rear brakes today. Total absolute pull my hair out, PITA. Never had to retract brakes before. But then again I've never done rear discs before. I'll definitely be buying a $30 kit from Amazon.
Replaced front and rear pads with Power Stop pads. Will update with comments after a few months.
That's the one I've always used. There aren't directions that come with it (at least the 3 sets I've rented from O'Reilly and Autozone) but I feel it's fairly intuitive to use and quite easy. Never had luck with C clampsIs this the tools you guys used? http://www.autozone.com/loan-a-tools/disc-brake-caliper-tool Can rent this out. Thanks
Don't waste your time with the tool in the first link - first hand experience.Is this the correct tool?
Ha! You're cute.Any luck with Ford covering this under warranty? I'll call a dealership today and inquire...
Mine are upside down but I have not gathered the gumption to change them.Ha! You're cute.Any luck with Ford covering this under warranty? I'll call a dealership today and inquire...
But let us know what they say since there is a TSB on rear calipers mounted upside down. But I thought those were 2015s (?). Maybe you'll get "lucky".
You changed your coolant and transmission pan. This has to be an easy project in comparison.I have not gathered the gumption to change them.
I didn't do the transmission pan! I paid to have that done. But yeah, I guess the repercussion for being lazy on those rear brake brackets is much lower.You changed your coolant and transmission pan. This has to be an easy project in comparison.I have not gathered the gumption to change them.