I recently did a 4 wheel rotor replacement and pads replacement on my truck and wrote up a how-to.
I have not seen one of these here, so I thought I would post this. I hope it helps! If you have any questions, let me know......
Complete front and rear rotor and brake pad replacement
-----> 2007 F150 FX4 <-----
Replaced with Brake Performance rotors and Ceramic pads
1. 10mm (rear), 13mm (front), and 18mm (front) sockets
2. 1/2" drive (for 18mm socket) and Breaker bar
3. 3 Pound rubber mallet
4. 18" pry bar
5. Steel and brass wire brushes
6. CRC Disc Brake quiet
7. CRC Synthetic Brake & Caliper grease
8. 8" C-Clamp
1. The best way to do a complete and safe job is put the entire truck on jack stands:
2. Tires removed and old equipment still on.
3. Find the two 18mm outer bolts (attached to the caliper/bracket) and break loose with 1/2" socket and breaker bar. Once the bolts are removed, use pry bar and flat head screw driver to gently pry off the caliper from the brake pad carrier. (This is much easier than trying to remove the entire assembly together).
4. Hang the caliper by a wire (do not let it hang by the brake line itself). Once removed, remove the two 13mm bolts (they have rubber boots on them) from the brake pad carrier. Once these are removed, slowly "walk" the carrier off the rotor. Be very carful not to let the two locater clips (springs) pop off while doing this.
5. Once caliper and pad carrier are off, rotor should come right off. Clean up hub in preparation for new rotor. (Wire brushes come in handy for this part)
6. Ford stock rotors and new rotors
7. Ford pads (left) and new ceramic pads (right)
8. Place a thin layer of CRC Synthetic Brake & Caliper grease on the hub before installing new rotor. This only need to be done to the front rotors.
9. Gently install new rotor and tighten it down with 3 lug nuts in preparation for the reinstall of caliper housing.
10. Clean caliper housing with brass brush to remove all brake dust (paint at this time, if you want to). Slowly and evenly (using old brake pad) compress the caliper pistons in. There is no need to remove the master cylinder cap because there is a built in vent.
11. Once compressed back, they should be even and flush with the housing.
12. At this time, clean the face of them and apply a thin coat of CRC Disc Brake Quiet. Once the new pads are installed in the brake pad carrier, gently slide it in to place, within the caliper.