Whenever you need to replace the rear disc brakes in a Ford Mustang, one thing you have to consider is the need of a special tool to adjust the piston. This special tool is called Rear Caliper Piston Adjuster 206-026. Unlike of any other type of Ford vehicle, it is a necessity to have this tool when it comes to replacing the rear disc brakes in a Mustang. You can purchase the Rear Caliper Piston Adjuster 206-026 at any Ford dealership. Go to the auto parts department and look for the said item. Once you have all the materials needed and you have read the following procedures, you are all set on replacing the rear disc brakes in a Ford Mustang.
Here is the complete list of the things you will need for the replacement of rear disc brakes: brake fluid, car jack, 2 outer rear disc brake pads, 2 inner rear disc brake pads, Rear Caliper Piston Adjuster 206-026, regular mechanic's wire, sealed container, 4 spring clips, and torque wrench.
- Siphon half of the the brake fluid and dispose of it. From the master cylinder reservoir, siphon half of the brake fluid and contain it in an approved sealed container. Go to your local auto parts shop and bring with you the brake fluid in order to dispose it properly.
- Raise the Ford Mustang. Use a car jack on raising the Ford Mustang off the ground. In order to take the wheels off, loosen the lug nuts first with the use of the torque wrench.
- Cut the connection of the caliper. Have the rear disc brake caliper disconnected and let it hang from the body of the vehicle with regular mechanic's wire. Remove the old spring clips. Afterward, remove the outer rear disc brake pads followed by the inner rear disc brake pads.
- Adjust the piston with the Rear Caliper Piston Adjuster 206-026. Rotate the piston clockwise with the use of the Rear Caliper Piston Adjuster 206-026 in order to let the piston get seated properly. Since the old spring clips, inner disc brake pads and outer disc brake pads are already removed, replace them with the new items.
- Apply the specific torque. Guided by the alignment pin that can be found on the brake pad, align the notch and the caliper piston. Have the rear disc brake caliper mounted. Apply a specific torque of 24 ft. lb. by using the torque wrench.
- Lower the Ford Mustang. Once you have replaced the wheels on its proper location, lower the Ford Mustang to the ground. You can situate the new rear disc brake pads by means of quickly pumping the brake pedal. Fill in the master cylinder reservoir with clean brake fluid .
With the rear disc brakes already replaced, make sure that everything is working properly. Have a short test drive to make sure that the performance of the Ford Mustang, with the replacement of the rear disc brakes, is not compromised. If problems arise, do not hesitate to ask for the assistance of a professional.