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Step-by-step procedure on how to replace the rear brake pads and rotor on a Ford Fusion 2013-2020.

Table of Contents

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Park the vehicle on a flat-level ground surface.
    Parking the vehicle on a flat level surface.
  2. Set the vehicle on service mode. See the step-by-step procedure on how to set the vehicle to service mode.
  3. Loosen the lug nuts on the rear wheel using a breaker bar.
  4. Jack up the vehicle's rear and support the car with jack stands.
  5. Remove the rear wheel by removing the lug nuts and pulling the wheel out.Removing the rear wheel of the vehicle.

     

  6. Remove the metal clip on the brake caliper using a flat screwdriver by poping it out.Removing the metal clip on the brake caliper.

     

  7. Loosen the top and bottom guide pins benind the brake caliper using a 7mm Allen wrench.Loosening the guide pins using a 7mm Allen wrench.

     

    Loosening the guide pins using a 7mm Allen wrench.
  8. Pull the piston caliper out from the carrier.Removing the piston caliper out from the carrier.

     

  9. Remove the brake pads on the caliper by pulling it out. If the brake pad won't come out easily use a flat screwdriver and pry them out.Removing the brake pads out from the caliper.

     

  10. Push the piston back using a piston pusher.Pushing the piston using a piston pusher.

     

  11. Remove the 15mm bolts on the back of the carrier bracket using a 15mm wrench.Removing the 15mm bolts on the back part of the carrier bracket.

     

    Removing the 15mm bolts on the back part of the carrier bracket.
  12. Pull the carrier bracket out from the vehicle.
  13. Remove the rotor by pulling it out. If the rotor does not come off easily use a hammer to get it out. Penetrating fluid can help make this process easier if the rotor is rusted.  Hammering out the rotor.

     

    Removing the rotor of the Ford Fusion.
  14. Clean the brake caliper and rotor's installation port using a wire brush.
  15. Install the new rotor on the vehicle.
  16. Place the carrier bracket back to the rotor and reinstall the 15mm bolts of the carrier.
  17. Line up the brake pads into the caliper and push them in to set them into place.
  18. Place the caliper back to the rotor and tighten the guide pins to lock the caliper.Installing the new rotor and brake pads of the Ford Fusion.

     

     

    Tightening the guide pins on the brake caliper.
  19. Line up the metal clip back to the caliper and press it in to set it into place.Reinstalling the metal clip on the brake caliper.

     

  20. Place the wheel back to the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts.
  21. Set the parking brake out of maintenace mode.

Torque Specifications

  • Caliper mounting bracket bolts
    • Front 2013 and later: 111 ft-lbs
    • Rear 2013 and later: 66 ft-lbs
  • Caliper mounting bolts (these go into the guide pins)
    • Front 2013 and later: 22 ft-lbs
    • Rear 2013 and later: 21 ft-lbs
  • Lug nuts
    • 100 ft-lbs (135 N·m)
Ford Fusion Replace Rear Brake Pads & Rotors DIY Step-by-step procedure on how to replace the rear brake pads and rotor on a Ford Fusion 2013-2020.