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How to Change the Back Brakes on a 1995 Mustang GT

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In 1964, Ford released the now-legendary Mustang sports car. Throughout the decades, the Mustang went through many changes — some good, and some bad. The 1994 model year brought about a big change in the Mustang’s appearance, as Ford dropped the square body in favor of a more rounded body style. The 1995 model year Mustang GT came standard with a 4.9-liter, V-8 engine that produced 215 horsepower. It also came standard with four-wheel disc brakes. The rear brakes on the 1995 also act as the parking and emergency brakes, so you need a special tool to change them.

Things You’ll Need

Turkey baster, Small container, Ratchet, Socket set, Floor jack, Jack stands, Needle-nose pliers, Slip-joint pliers, Bungee strap, Rotors (as needed), Torque wrench, Disc brake grease, Brake pads, Ford rear brake caliper tool, DOT 3 brake fluid

Instructions

  • Open the brake master cylinder reservoir and remove about half of the fluid, using a turkey baster. Transfer this fluid to a small container.
  • Loosen the lug nuts on the Mustang’s rear wheels, using a ratchet and socket.
  • Set wheel chocks in front of the front wheels and raise the rear of the Mustang, using a floor jack. Side jack stands under the rear axle and lower the Mustang onto the jack stands. Remove the lug nuts and pull the wheels from the vehicle.
  • Trace the brake hose from the rear of the caliper to its mounting point on the rear shock absorber. Remove the bolt securing the hose to the shock absorber. Pull the hose from the shock absorber.
  • Look on the rear of the caliper and locate the E-clip holding the parking brake conduit to the rear caliper. Remove this clip with needle-nose pliers. Save this E-clip for reuse.
  • Utilize a pair of slip-joint pliers to compress the parking brake cable lever while holding the end of the parking brake cable with needle-nose pliers. Slip the cable through the small slit in the parking brake cable arm once the parking brake cable has enough slack.