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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.

Ford Fusion Replace Rear Brake Pads & Rotors  DIY
ESTIMATED TIME 1 hour - 2 hours
DIY COST $ 150 - 400
DIFFICULTY Intermediate

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)

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Notes

Tips & Warnings 


  • Brake dust can cause health issues. Wear a mask and gloves when working on the brake system
  • Do not press the brake pedal while the brake caliper is removed. This can cause injuries or can cause the brake pistons to extend out. 
  • Do not hang the brake caliper. Instead, use a wire to hang the brake caliper so that the brake hose does not stretch. 
  • If brake fluid falls on the paint or other parts, wipe it off with a clean cloth or wash it off with water when possible. 

Before you drive 


  • Pump the brakes a few times and test the brakes before getting the car back on the road. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Should I bleed brakes before or after changing pads?

  • No. Bleeding the brakes is not necessary when changing the pads. If you have to replace the brake caliper, you will need to bleed the air. 

Should You Replace Brake Rotors And Pads Together?

  • It is recommended to replace brake pads and rotors at the same. Not required to replace the rotor unless the rotor has damage or has created an edge( lip) on the outside diameter indicating that it is worn out. 

The following cheat sheat can help you convert torque into other units.

Torque Conversion Chart

 

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.