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#1 PaulHere

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

Is it a simple job to replace front brake pads on a 2001 Focus, any surprises in store?

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#2 stef123

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:07 AM

Is it a simple job to replace front brake pads on a 2001 Focus, any surprises in store?


Very easy to do, no suprises or hidden extras :lol:

You will need a 7mm Allen key though

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:06 AM

Use a wire coat hanger, and bend it into an S Shape, hook it over the suspension and then once you have undone the Allen key and removed the caliper, hang the caliper (with sufficient flexibility in the hose) and work on it there - just make sure you do not dangle the hose or the calipers by the hose... :)

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:24 PM

Thanks for the advice, will get the job done.



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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:24 AM

No worries, I change all my pad's as its a half hour job if that :D




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