How to Replace Brake Rotors on F-150s

1.

Lift up one of the wheels of the truck using a jack and jack stands.

2.

Remove the five nuts on the wheel using a tire iron. Pull the wheel off.

3.

Unscrew the two bolts holding the brake caliper to the brake caliper bracket using a socket wrench and a 13-mm socket.

4.

Remove the two bolts on the brake caliper bracket using a socket wrench and an 18-mm socket.

5.

Pry off the dust cover in the center of the brake rotor using a flat-head screwdriver.

6.

Pull out the holder clip in the center of the brake rotor. Remove the nut behind it using your hands.

7.

Remove the old brake rotor and put the new one in its place.

8.

Replace the center nut, clip and dust cover.

9.

Screw the brake caliper bracket back onto the brake rotor using a socket wrench and 18-mm socket.

10.

Attach the brake caliper back onto the rotor using a socket wrench and 13-mm socket.

11.

Put the wheel back on the truck and secure it in place using the lug nuts and a tire iron.

12.

Repeat the process on the other three wheels.

The disc brake system in your Ford F-150 works by compressing brake pads over a rotor. This creates friction, which slows the tires and eventually stops them from spinning. When the brake rotors are worn and need replacing, it can cause your F-150 to rattle and shake, sometimes violently, when making a stop. This will also reduce your braking power, which can lead to accidents. For these reasons, it is very important to change your brake rotors as soon as they show signs of wear.