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Ford Edge Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide
How to change the rear disc brake pads on a 2nd generation 2015 to 2019 Ford Edge SUV with the part numbers.

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2017 Edge Rear Wheel
Slightly Loosen Lug Nuts
Raise Rear of SUV

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and probably also the face-lifted 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 model years of the Ford Edge SUV in changing the rear disc brake pads.

Owners of other Ford and Lincoln vehicles such as the Escape, Expedition, EcoSport, Flex, Explorer, Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Mustang, Taurus, Ranger, Transit Connect, F-150, Endura, C-Max, Kuga, Mondeo, MKZ, Navigator, Aviator, Nautilus and Continental may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible sets of new rear brake pads with their part numbers include the following: Power Stop 16-1665, KFE KFE1665-104, Akebono ACT1665, Bendix CFC1665, Raybestos EHT1665H and Centric 105.16650.

The tools and other items needed to complete this procedure include a lug nut wrench, a floor jack, two jack stands, a flat head screwdriver or a pair of pliers, a 7mm hex head socket with a 3/8" drive ratchet or a 7mm Allen key wrench, a Lisle 28600 disc brake piston tool or a pair of needle nose pliers and a tube of brake caliper grease.

The first few steps are to drive the SUV on to a level surface, shift the transmission into park and turn off the ignition.

Make sure that the emergency / parking brake is NOT engaged.

Attention - If your Edge is equipped with an electronic parking brake or "EPB", you must first disable the EPB by placing it in "service" or "maintenance" mode by following these steps. Proceed with caution and at your own risk!

1. Turn the ignition switch to the "ON" position but do not start the engine.
(If you have a push button "START" system, just tap the "START" button once, without pushing the brake pedal. This will turn the ignition to "ON" without starting the engine.)
2. Press and hold the accelerator (gas) pedal all the way down.
3. Press and hold the EPB switch down in the "RELEASE" (downward) position.
4. Continue to hold both the accelerator pedal and EPB switch.
5. Switch the ignition to the "OFF" position and then back to "ON" within 5 seconds but do not start the engine.
6. Continue to hold both the accelerator pedal down and the EPB switch in the "Release" position.
7. You may hear the parking brakes deactivating. You will see a yellow EPB indicator light illuminated on the gauge cluster and "Park Brake Maintenance Mode" will be displayed on the LCD screen in between the tachometer and speedometer gauges. To exit brake maintenance mode, see the instructions near the bottom of this page.

If you can not place your electronic parking brake into "maintenance mode" do not continue with this procedure and consult your dealership.

If the parking brake is set, you will not be able to pull the rear caliper off the old brake pads or out of the bracket.

Slightly loosen the five lug nuts on the rear wheel by turning them 1/4 to 1/2 turn in the counterclockwise direction.

Carefully raise the rear of the vehicle with the floor jack and securely support it with at least two jack stands.

Please do not solely rely on the floor jack to support the vehicle.

Spin Off Lug Nuts
Five Lug Nuts Removed
Caliper, Bracket, Rotor
Spin off the five lug nuts in the counterclockwise direction.

Set the lug nuts aside in a safe place.

Carefully pull off the rear wheel and tire to reveal the caliper, bracket, rotor and suspension.

Rear Brake Caliper
Pull Off Metal Spring Clip
Remove Plastic Cap
Use a flat head screwdriver or a pair of pliers to carefully remove the metal spring clip from the outer edge of the caliper.

Be careful when you remove the spring clip and hold it with one hand while prying it off with the other. The clip might pop off and hit you in the face.

Remove the round black plastic dust caps on the back side of the caliper in order to access the two bolts.

Top Dust Cap Removed
Hex Head Caliper Bolt
Loosen Bolt Clockwise
Set the two dust caps aside in a safe place.

Loosen the top caliper bolt by turning it in the clockwise direction (as seen from the outside of the SUV) with the 7mm hex head socket and a 3/8" drive ratchet or a 7mm Allen wrench.

Loosen Lower Bolt
Spin Out Top Bolt / Pin
Remove Lower Bolt / Pin
Then loosen the lower caliper bolt in the clockwise direction (when viewed from the outside of the vehicle) with the 7mm hex head socket and a 3/8" drive ratchet.

The caliper bolts also act as the caliper slider pins.

Set the two caliper bolts / slider pins aside in a safe place.

Pull Off Rear Caliper
Rear Caliper Removed
Pull Out Old Outer Pad
Pull the rear caliper out of the bracket and off the old brake pads.

Due to the vibration dampening gel on the OEM pads, they might remain stuck or "glued" to the caliper.

You might need to use a flat head screwdriver to gently pry the old pads off the caliper.

Remove Old Inner Pad
Disc Brake Piston Tool
Needle Nose Pliers
The Ford Edge is equipped with a "screw-in" type rear caliper pistons that need to be turned back in the clockwise direction to retract them into place.

Proceed with caution and at your own risk! Make sure the EPB has been placed in "service" / "maintenance" mode before turning the rear caliper piston to avoid damaging the electric parking brake.

I recommend using a disc brake piston tool such as the Lisle 28600 with a short 3/8" extension bar and a 3/8" drive ratchet.

If necessary, you could also use a pair of needle nose pliers.

Turn Piston Clockwise
Lubricate Slider Pins
Install New Inner Pad
Test fit the various sides of the tool until you find the side that has the best grip on the piston.

Proceed with caution and at your own risk!

Slowly turn the piston in the clockwise direction to retract it back into place.

Continue retracting the piston until it is just about flush with the rubber dust boot that surrounds it.

(Do not use an "F" clamp to try to push in or compress the rear caliper piston as you would for the front pistons.)

In order for the caliper to operate smoothly, the two slider pins need to be well lubricated.

Apply a thin layer of brake caliper grease to the smooth parts of the caliper slider pins / bolts.

Do NOT get grease on the threads of the bolt.

If your Edge has been exhibiting shuddering or vibrations in the rear end during braking, the old OEM rotors might be warped and need to be replaced with new rotors.

To replace the rotors, remove the two bolts on the back side of the bracket, remove the bracket, slide off the old rotor and slide the new one into place. Replace the bracket and tighten the two bolts.

If you have trouble removing the old rotor, hit it a few times with a rubber mallet.

Clean off the lug studs, bracket, rotor and caliper with brake parts cleaner spray.

Install the new inner brake pad into the bracket.


Install New Outer Pad
Push Pads Against Rotor
Lower Caliper Over Pads
Install the new outer brake pad into the bracket.

Push the two pads together until they are flush against the rotor.

Carefully lower the caliper over the new pads and into the bracket.

If the caliper won't fit over the thicker new brake pads, you may need to rotate back the screw-in piston an extra turn or two.

Spin In Bottom Bolt / Pin
Replace Top Bolt / Pin
Tighten Counterclockwise
Line up the bolt holes in the caliper with their corresponding holes in the bracket.

Spin in the two combination caliper bolts / slider pins a few turns in the counterclockwise direction (as seen from the outside of the car) to help prevent them from becoming cross threaded.

Tighten the two caliper bolts in the counterclockwise direction with the 7mm hex head socket to just past hand tight or about 20 lb-ft of torque.

Tighten Bottom Bolt
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Tighten Top Bolt
Double check that the two caliper bolts are tight before moving on to the next step.

I like to tighten caliper bolts to about 1/4 turn past finger tight.

Avoid over tightening the caliper bolts.

Replace Black Cap
Push In Dust Cover
Rubber Valve Cap
Push the two round black plastic dust caps back into place.

If your brake pedal has been feeling soft or "mushy", there might be a few air bubbles or some moisture in the brake lines. It would be a good idea to bleed the brake lines at this time and replace the fluid.

For more on this topic, check out my Acura MDX Brake Fluid Bleeding Guide where I use the Allstar Bleeder Bottle which makes this procedure a very easy one person job.

The brake fluid bleeder valve is located on the back side of the caliper just below the top caliper bolt.

Brake Fluid Bleeder Valve
Re-Install Spring Clip
Metal Clip Replaced
Line up the metal spring clip and re-attach it to the outside face of the caliper.
Replace Rear Wheel
Spin On Five Lug Nuts
Slightly Tighten Clockwise
Push the rear wheel back into place over the lug studs.

Spin on the five lug nuts a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction to help prevent them from becoming cross threaded.

Slightly tighten the lug nuts in the clockwise direction with the lug nut wrench in a "star" or "criss-cross" pattern.

Lower Car From Stands
Torque Lug Nuts
Rear Brake Pads Replaced

Carefully lower the SUV from the jack stands by using the floor jack.

Continue tightening the lug nuts in the clockwise direction in a "star" or "criss-cross" pattern to about 1/4 turn past hand tight.

The owner's manual specification for the lug nuts is 162 lb-ft of torque (220 N-m).

It would be best to use a torque wrench to properly tighten the lug nuts.

I would also recommend re-checking the lug nuts after your next trip and look for drops of fresh brake fluid on your driveway, parking spot or garage floor which may indicate a leak from the bleeder valve or the reservoir.

Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir. If necessary, pour in some new DOT 4 brake fluid until it reaches the "MAX" (maximum) line.

Attention - To exit the EPB (electronic parking brake) "service" or "maintenance" mode, follow these steps.
1. Switch the ignition to the "ON" position but do not start the engine.
(If you have a push button "START" system, just tap the "START" button once, without pushing the brake pedal. This will turn the ignition to "ON" without starting the engine.)
2. Push down the accelerator (gas) pedal all the way down.
3. Pull the EPB switch to the "APPLY" position.
4. Hold both the accelerator pedal down while continuing to hold the EPB switch to the "APPLY" position.
5. Turn the ignition switch to "OFF" and then back to "ON" again within 5 second second (do not start the engine).
6. You should hear the EPB apply itself. The yellow warning light and "Park Brake Maintenance Mode" message should disappear.
7. Let go of the accelerator and the EPB switch. To test the EPB, apply and release it for another cycle.

Be sure to write down the brake pad change in your SUV's service records.

Please check out all of my 2015-2019 Ford Edge DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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