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FORD Transit Brake Disc Change

Changing brake discs on most vehicles is a fairly straightforward and simple job. The exception is, of course, when the disc is stuck fast or when the disc is bolted behind the flange bearing, which means that the bearing needs to be removed to replace the brake disc.
This 2004 Ford Transit is just such a vehicle in that the bearing needs to be removed before the brake discs. Unlike some older Japanese vehicles where the flange needed to be pressed out before changing the brake discs, on the Transit, the flange and bearing carrier can be unbolted from the hub, which makes things much easier.
The securing bolts are accessed through holes in the drive flange and once unbolted, the bearing carrier comes away with flange and disc. Once on the bench, the discs can easily be replaced before fitting back together and re-bolting the flange into place.