Tools & Supplies
This is one of the simplest procedures on Autoclinix and it does not require many tools.
Although the list is short, if you the necessary tools at your side when you need them
it will save you some time.
Tools & Supplies You'll Need...
- Floor jack or bottle jack and a jackstand.
- 3/8" or 1/2" drive ratchet
- 18mm socket
- Brake spreader OR large C-clamp
- Chisel (optional)
- #7 Allen socket/wrench
- Rubber Mallet (optional but handy)
We have observed that Ford engineers seem to be fascinated with 18mm fasteners. We have found them on everthing from a 1996 Mercury Cougar to a 2003 Ford Expedition.
This is notable because most metric wrench sets and socket sets do NOT come with an 18mm tool. You may need to purchase an 18mm socket for this repair if you don't already have one.