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Ford Edge Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide
How to replace the rear brake pads on a 2007, 2008, 2009 or 2010 Ford Edge CUV with picture illustrated instructions.

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Ford Edge Rear Wheel
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Rear Jack Point Arrow

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Ford Edge crossover SUV or "CUV" in replacing the rear brake pads.

Owners of other Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicles such as the Taurus, Fiesta, Fusion, Focus, Mustang, Flex, Ranger, F-150, Escape, Explorer, Expedition, MKZ, MKX, MKS, MKT, Navigator, Milan, Mariner, Mountaineer, Grand Marquis & Town Car may also find this guide to be helpful.

New rear brake pads for the Ford Edge range in price from about $25 for economy semi-metallic or organic pads to over $67 for performance pads. I've had good luck with the Satisfied and Wearever brands of ceramic pads that cost about $44.

The tools needed to complete this procedure include a lug nut wrench, a floor jack, a 14mm socket, and a "C" clamp.

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Loosen Lug Nuts
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Jack Up Vehicle
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Lug Nuts Removed
Recommended but optional tools include jack stands for extra safety, a breaker bar or rubber mallet for loosening the caliper bolts, brake parts cleaner spray, CRC Disc Brake Quiet gel, high pressure moly grease to lube the caliper pins, blue medium strength Permatex Threadlocker to secure the caliper bolts, and some twine or rope to hold the caliper up.
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Pull Off Rear Wheel
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Rear Brake Rotor
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Rear Brake Caliper
The first step is to loosen the five lug nuts with the lug nut wrench located in the cargo bay under the spare tire. Then jack up the rear of the vehicle by placing the floor jack at the jack point. The jack point location is indicated with a large black arrow stamped on the underside of the vehicle. Remove the five lug nuts and pull off the wheel to reveal the rear brake caliper and rotor. Place the jack stands under the vehicle and chock the front wheels for extra safety.
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Two Caliper Bolts
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Loosen Lower 14mm Bolt
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Remove Upper 14mm Bolt
To access the rear brake pads on the 2007-2010 Ford Edge, you'll need to remove both the lower and upper 14mm caliper bolts. Then wiggle and slide the caliper off of the brake pads and the brake rotor. If you have trouble removing the caliper, make sure that the emergency brake is not engaged. Use some twine or rope to suspend the brake caliper from the suspension spring. Don't let the rear caliper just hang down and pull on the brake fluid line.
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Two 14mm Caliper Bolts
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Pull Off Caliper - Tie Up
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Wiggle Out Old Brake Pads
With the caliper safely suspended out of the way, grab the edge of the old brake pads and pull them away from the rotor. Make a note of where the wear indicator or "squeal" bar is installed on the set of old brake pads and move it to the same spot on the set of new pad.
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Pull Pad Off Rotor
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Brake Pads Removed
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Brake Parts Cleaner
Then spray down the rotor and caliper body with brake parts cleaner to remove any brake dust or debris. If your vehicle is prone to squealing or squeaking while braking, it may help to apply a product such as CRC Disc Brake Quiet to the backs of the new pads where they come in contact with the caliper. Do not apply anything to the front or "friction material" side of the new pads.

If you previously felt any vibration or shuddering while braking, it's recommended that you have the vehicle's brake rotors removed and "turned" to create a smooth surface or just replace them altogether.

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CRC Disc Brake Quiet
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Brake Fluid Reservoir
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Reservoir Cap Removed
Next, remove the cap on the brake fluid reservoir located in the engine bay. This will allow the brake fluid to freely flow back into the reservoir when you compress the brake caliper piston in the following step. The new pads are thicker than the old brake pads so the caliper's piston will need to be compressed down in order to make room.

Attach the "C" clamp to the brake caliper and use the back of an old pad to evenly apply pressure to the piston. Compress the piston very slowly and occasionally check the level of brake fluid in the reservoir to make sure that it doesn't overflow. Don't compress the caliper piston any more than necessary to fit over the new pads.



 

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Attach "C" Clamp & Pad
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Slide In New Pad
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Push Against Rotor
Then slide in the new brake pads in between the upper and lower anti-rattle abutment clips until they are flush against the brake rotor. Double check that the wear indicator bar is installed in the proper position.
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Pads Flush On Rotor
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Slide Caliper Over Pads
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Line Up Rubber Dust Boots
Once the new pads are in place, you can cut the rope supporting the caliper and lower it over the new pads. Make sure that the upper and lower caliper pin dust boots line up correctly with the bolt hole on the caliper.
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Caliper Pin Dust Boot
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Insert Caliper Bolt
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Insert Lower Caliper Bolt
If you have some blue "medium" Permatex Threadlocker handy, apply a tiny bit to the threads on the caliper bolts. Then insert the two caliper bolts and tighten them with a 14mm socket or wrench. Torque them down to the setting specified in your vehicle's service manual.
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Tighten Upper Bolt
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Tighten Lower Bolt
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Rear Caliper Reattached
If your vehicle's brake pedal feels mushy or the brakes exhibit "fading" (loss of braking ability), it would be advisable to "bleed" the brake lines at this time to replace the old contaminated fluid with fresh DOT3 brake fluid. For more on that topic, check out my Brake Line Fluid Bleeding Guide.
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Reattach Wheel & Lug Nuts
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Lower Vehicle
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Tighten Lug Nuts
To finish the job, put the rear wheel back on and spin on the five lug nuts. Then lower the vehicle until the tire rests on the ground and tighten the lug nuts. Torque down the lug nuts to the manufacturer's specifications.

To break-in the new brake pads, just drive around normally for a few hundred miles and try to avoid any hard or "panic" stops.
 

For more of my related automotive how-to guides, click on the following links: Ford Edge Engine Oil Change Guide, Ford Edge Cabin Air Filter Guide, Ford Edge Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Door Speaker Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Power Window Motor Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Fog Light Bulb Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Rear Wiper Blade Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Vanity Mirror Light Bulb Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Rear Dome Light Bulbs Replacement Guide, Ford Edge Cargo Area Light Bulb Replacement Guide, and Ford Edge License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide.
 
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