How Do I Install New Brakes on a 2006 Ford E250 Van?

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How Do I Install New Brakes on a 2006 Ford E250 Van?
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Ford Motor Company offered the 2006 Ford Econoline E250 van in a myriad of cargo setups and interior configurations to meet the dynamic needs of Ford’s customers. Regardless of the cargo configuration, however, they all left the factory with four-wheel disc brakes, which consist of a hydraulic system, brake calipers, pads and rotors. Engineers design brake pads to wear out, so you can expect to replace them periodically. Anyone with basic auto repair experience can install new brakes on a 2006 Ford E250 van.

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Things you need

  • 2 wheel chocks
  • Lug wrench
  • Floor jack
  • 2 jack stands
  • Drop pan
  • Brake cleaner
  • Socket set
  • White lithium grease
  • Caliper tool
  • Torque wrench

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  1. 1

    Chock the right-rear wheel. Loosen the lug nuts on the front wheels with a lug wrench. Lift the front end with the floor jack and support it on jack stands, placed under the front frame on both sides of the E250.

  2. 2

    Remove the front lug nuts and wheels by hand and set them off to the side.

  3. 3

    Place the drop pan below the right-front brake rotor and wash away the brake dust on the rotor and caliper using brake cleaner. Unbolt the caliper with your socket set and lift it off the rotor by hand.

  4. 4

    Remove the old brake pads by hand and wash the interior of the caliper thoroughly with brake cleaner.

  5. 5

    Lubricate the caliper slides with white lithium grease. Retract the caliper pistons using a caliper tool. Insert the new brake pads by hand and bolt the caliper back in place with the socket set.

  6. 6

    Repeat Steps 3 through 5 on the left-front brakes.

  7. 7

    Reinstall the front wheels and lug nuts. Lower the E250 off the jack stands with the floor jack.

  8. 8

    Move the wheel chocks to the right-front wheel. Repeat Steps 1 through 7 on the rear brakes of the E250.

  9. 9

    Tighten all the lug nuts with a torque wrench to 140ft.-lbs.

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