2010 Ford Escape front brake job

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Re: 2010 Ford Escape front brake job

Postby csonni - April 23rd, 2021, 4:52 am

What's the best way to change the fluid. Bleed both sides till the reservoir is refilled with new fluid?
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Re: 2010 Ford Escape front brake job

Postby vpasla1 - April 23rd, 2021, 10:24 am

I haven't personally done it on the Escape yet, but you'll have to do all four corners, but just the front two.

There is a specified order to follow, but I don't know it offhand.
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Re: 2010 Ford Escape front brake job

Postby bangster - April 23rd, 2021, 12:15 pm

There are quite a few ways to do a fluid change. With my ABS equipped cars I used to just do gravity bleeding followed up with engine running and a helper doing the brake pedal and holding while I either open a bleeder or better yes have speed bleeders or a hose with a one way valve.

Now I have a vacuum device. While none of the adapters fit the master cylinder (to keep it topped off) I just have to check it more often so I don't run it dry.

I have never done any procedures for doing the ABS besides engaging it by emergency stopping half on dirt half on pavement.
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Re: 2010 Ford Escape front brake job

Postby csonni - April 23rd, 2021, 2:18 pm

Anyone know the size of the bleeder valve? Is it 5/16 or 3/8 inch? I’m thinking of picking up a bleeder valve wrench that is both those sizes.
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Re: 2010 Ford Escape front brake job

Postby thesavo - April 24th, 2021, 12:50 am

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Re: 2010 Ford Escape front brake job

Postby MTNEscaped - April 27th, 2021, 10:00 pm

="csonni"I've decided to skip the Motorcraft rotors at $127 each and am going for the Wagner BD126197E Premium E-Coated Brake Rotors t $75 each.

I've only got 108,000 km (65,000 miles) on the Escape. I don't believe I've had any problems with my front calipers. I'm thinking of not replacing them which would make the job a bit easier. Is it a better idea to change out the calipers or leave em?


Def leave them unless you know the caliper is leaking or pulling to one side or the other.
Replacing the calipers on my 08' wound up being a nightmare due to the low inventory of Motorcraft calipers, (ask me about the crap "jackie chan" junk they sell us if you don't spec Motorcraft)!
I opted for drilled and slotted rotors and never looked back. :yes:
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