How to replace the front disc brake pads on a 1997-2003 (10th Generation) Ford F150. This video shows work on a 2003 Ford F150, yours will be very similar.
In this video I have included steps to clean and lube the guide pins. It is good to do this maintenance, I usually do it every other time I change the brakes on my cars, because I drive so much, my brake jobs are frequent. You may want to clean and lube the guide pins with every brake job you do.
NOTE about jacking up your F150 front end:
In this video I show jacking up the front wheel by the control arm because the floor jack I was using was not big enough to reach the frame rails (the correct jack point). This is not advised or recommended as a safe way to lift the front end because it is an unstable (although not damaging) lift point. Refer to the owner’s manuals link below for the safe jacking points. Take caution when lifting large vehicles like this by always setting the parking brake, chocking the tires (bracing the tires that remain on the ground with blocks), using jack stands in addition to the floor jack, and remaining clear of the underside of the vehicle.
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F150 owner’s manuals:
NOTE about what lube to use:
Be sure to use Silicone Paste or some other high heat lube made for use with rubber, may types of lube will degrade rubber. I really like the 3M Silicone Paste, it is expensive but its great stuff and one bottle lasts a really long time. Here is the the Amazon link below:
13/16″ (or 21mm) lug wrench
Silicone Paste (high temp, rubber safe lube)
Flat Head Screw Driver
Floor jack with stands & wheel blocks
One (1) Wagner ThermoQuiet MX679 Semi-Metallic Disc Pad Set With Installation Hardware, Front Brake Pad Set or Equivalent
Here is the link to the Brake Pad kit used in this video:
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