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Ford Fusion: Rear Disc Brake / Brake Pads. Removal and Installation

Ford Fusion 2013–2020 Service Manual / Chassis / Brake System / Rear Disc Brake / Brake Pads. Removal and Installation

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Brake Caliper Piston Retractor

Materials

Name Specification
Motorcraft® DOT 4 LV High Performance Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid
PM-20
WSS-M6C65-A2
 
Motorcraft® Metal Brake Parts Cleaner
PM-4-A, PM-4-B
-
 

Removal

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Ford Fusion. Brake Pads. Removal and Installation  WARNING: Service actions on vehicles equipped with electronic parking brakes may cause unexpected parking brake application, which could result in injury to hands or fingers. Put the electronic parking brake system into service mode prior to servicing or removing rear brake components. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

    Activate the EPB service mode.
    Refer to: Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) Service Mode Activation and Deactivation (206-05 Parking Brake and Actuation, General Procedures).
  1. Remove the wheel and tire.
    Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04A Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove and discard the brake caliper spring.
Ford Fusion. Brake Pads. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTICE: Do not pry in the caliper sight hole to retract the pistons as this can damage the pistons and boots.

    NOTICE: Do not allow the brake caliper and anchor plate assembly to hang from the brake hose or damage to the hose can occur.

    Remove the caps, the guide pins and position the brake caliper aside.
    Torque: 21 lb.ft (28 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Brake Pads. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTICE: Brake pads with adhesive on the insulator are one-time use only. When the brake pads are separated from the brake caliper, new brake pads must be installed to prevent brake noise and shudder.

    Remove and discard the brake pads.
Ford Fusion. Brake Pads. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTICE: Use care when pushing the caliper piston into the caliper piston bores or damage to components may occur.

    Compress the brake caliper piston until the piston bottoms out in the brake caliper bore.
    • NOTICE: Do not apply over 20 Nm (177 in-lb) force when rotating the brake caliper piston or internal damage to the brake caliper may occur.

      If the brake caliper piston bottoms out and the piston is still not fully compressed, rotate the piston clockwise while pushing inward using a brake caliper piston retractor until the piston is fully compressed. Use the General Equipment: Brake Caliper Piston Retractor
Ford Fusion. Brake Pads. Removal and Installation

Installation

  1. Clean the brake pad-to-anchor plate contact points and apply the lubrication supplied with the brake pad kit.
    Material: Motorcraft® Metal Brake Parts Cleaner / PM-4-A, PM-4-B
Ford Fusion. Brake Pads. Removal and Installation
  1. Clean all residual pad adhesive from the brake caliper piston and the finger area of the brake caliper.
    Material: Motorcraft® Metal Brake Parts Cleaner / PM-4-A, PM-4-B
Ford Fusion. Brake Pads. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTICE: Once the foil backing is removed from the brake pads do not touch the adhesive on the backing.

    Remove the foil backing and install the brake pads.
Ford Fusion. Brake Pads. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTICE: Make sure that the brake hose is not twisted when installing the brake caliper or damage to the brake flexible hose may occur.

    Position the brake caliper and install the guide pins and caps.
Ford Fusion. Brake Pads. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the new brake caliper spring.
Ford Fusion. Brake Pads. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the wheel and tire.
    Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04A Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).
  1. Deactivate the EPB service mode.
    Refer to: Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) Service Mode Activation and Deactivation (206-05 Parking Brake and Actuation, General Procedures).
  1. NOTICE: Do not spill brake fluid on painted or plastic surfaces or damage to the surface may occur. If brake fluid is spilled onto a painted or plastic surface, immediately wash the surface with water.

    Depress the brake pedal several times, check the brake fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir and add the specified brake fluid as necessary.
    Material: Motorcraft® DOT 4 LV High Performance Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid / PM-20 (WSS-M6C65-A2)

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