1993 Ford Taurus Change the Front Brakes
Car maintenance, including brake changes, can be costly for car owners, who may choose to perform this routine maintenance themselves. By following a few simple steps and with a little help from employees at your local auto parts store, you can change the front brakes on your 1993 Ford Taurus yourself. A couple of basic tools and some new brake parts are all the supplies you'll need.
 Tools Used
|New rotor (Optional)|
|New brake pads|
 Change the Front Brakes
- Park your Taurus on a level, paved surface and set the parking brake.
- Raise the front end of your Ford Taurus with a car jack and lower the vehicle onto jack stands.
- Remove the hubcaps and lug nuts with a lug wrench then pull off the front wheels and set them aside.
- Remove the caliper slide bolts then use a screwdriver to remove the caliper from the rotor. You will need to open the bleeder screw on the caliper housing and push the piston back into the housing with a C-clamp. Close the bleeder screw and remove the C-clamp.
- Unscrew the two caliper bracket bolts from each brake assembly with a socket wrench then remove the rotor. The rotor is a round metal plate with studs for lug nuts coming out of the center. A bad rotor will have warping and deep grooves. If you are unsure if your rotor is bad or not, a local auto parts supply house can help you determine if it needs replacing.
- Replace the rotor and the caliper bracket and tighten the bracket bolts with the wrench.
- Install the new brake pads by placing them onto the caliper bracket then sliding the caliper back into place. Tighten the caliper bolts with the socket wrench.
- Remount the tires onto the vehicle, then raise the car with the jack, remove the stands then lower it to the ground. Tighten the lug nuts in a crisscross pattern and replace the hubcaps.
- Depress the brake pedal repeatedly until it feels firm before driving the car.