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How hard is it to change out front disc brake pads on a 02 Escort with Anti lock brakes?

I have heard that the anti lock brake system makes things difficult and if you are not carefull you could damage some of the anti lock brake hardware which is $$$$$ to fix.

Any ideas or resources to point me to...

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The calipers should be no different, so changing the pads should be a piece of cake.

The only ABS hardware located near the brakes is a wheel speed sensor. It uses the HAL effect and is fairly durable.

If you're going to flush the brake system, you may need some extra equipment to do it properly.

Do not buy cheap pads. The difference between $15 NAPA pads and (for just one example) $55 Stillen Metal Matrix pads is night and day. Definitely worth the extra $$.
 

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Where could I find a step by step instructions to replace the pads, the first time I do maintance I like to have a step by step list.

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chiltons, or haynes manual, thats where i learned ot do things the first time. the remeber after that. pics in the books help to!
 

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Well I can not find a manual from Chilton or Haynes that covers the 2002 Escort the best I can do is a 91-00 escort manual from Haynes.

Did Ford change anything with the brakes from the 2000 escort to the 2002 escort?
 

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Everything from 91+ is all the same...nothing is different for the '02s
 

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I've been wondering since I first asw this thread, Why do you need brakes on a car that is less than three years old?

I've got two '97 escorts, one with 100,xxx miles and the other with 116,xxx miles and I'm still using the origional brakes w/o any problems.

Just curious.
 
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