After installing the rotor and the brake pads, installing the brake caliper on a 2002 Ford Mustang GT is the next step in constructing the brake system. The task can be completed by novice mechanics with a minimal tools. A torque wrench is needed when tightening the caliper mounting bolt and the brake hose-to-caliper banjo bolt, as tightening the bolts to incorrect specifications can cause the brake system to work incorrectly.
Tools Used: Tools, High-temperature grease, Torque wrench
Install the Front Calipers
Apply high-temperature grease to the caliper mounting pin. The pin is located near the top of the brake pad assembly. Check to make sure the anti-rattle spring is firmly seated in the caliper.
Slide the caliper onto the caliper mounting pin. Pivot the caliper down to cover the brake pad assembly. Install the caliper bolt and tighten it to 23 ft.-lbs. using the torque wrench. Attach the brake hose to the caliper using the brake hose-to-caliper banjo bolt. Tighten the banjo bolt with the torque wrench to 29 ft.-lbs.