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I need to change the brake pads on my 2001 explorer.it has abs. Is there anything i need to do before removing the calipers and brake pads? A friend told me you need a special tool for these brakes. I have done brakes on my cars but never abs. Thanks...

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I need to change the brake pads on my 2001 explorer.it has abs. Is there anything i need to do before removing the calipers and brake pads? A friend told me you need a special tool for these brakes. I have done brakes on my cars but never abs. Thanks...
No special tools but you should open the bleeder when pushing the piston back in so you dont push dirty fluis and what ever has accumulated in the caliper back through the ABS unit.

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Old 10-15-2008, 04:25 PM
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if it has rear discs you would need the square caliper pistion tool that rotates the pistions back.. they cost like $5
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Thanks for the info. That is probably what my friend was talking about.
i never thought about opening the bleed valve to prevent contaminated fluid from going back into the master cylinder..thanks again...
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