This is the first generation of the Ford Escape, a compact crossover SUV. Production started in 2000 for the 2001 model year.

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What tools do I need for front brakes?

What size of wrenches do I need to take of the caliper and rotor front

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It really depends which model you have and what year it is. Having checked multiple manuals, I would suggest that you at bare minimum have a:

15mm and/or an 18mm wrench for the caliper bracket bolts.

The guide bolts can be either a T40 or T45 Torx bit. It is also possible that you have Allen bolts for the guide, those can be 7mm and/or 9mm

You may also need a either 32mm or 34mm socket for the spindle nut, depending on your model. You may rent those from places like Autozone etc. You will of course also need the tools to remove your wheel. Personally, if you are inclined to perform further repairs by yourself, I'd suggest purchasing quality metric wrench and socket sets, instead of individual pieces. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Assuming the rotors are similar to my 2006 Focus, he won't need a socket for the spindle nut. If that does have to come off, though, he'll need an impact wrench to put it back on. I've dealt with premature wheel bearing failure due to a spindle nut that wasn't tightened enough—no fun at all.

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On 2006 after 3 trips to auto parts store it must be 9 mm. Will try again on Saturday. 7, 8, and 10 mm in the set wont work. Why the set came without a 9 is bs.

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Working on mine today I had the same problem. 1 trip to lowes and one to advance auto to realize yes it is a 9mm Allen on the 06 Escape. I also found out they left the 9mm out of most of the sets and a lot places don't even carry it. That's gonna be tomorrow's fun, running around to find it. First stop will be sears ( craftsman ) hopefully does

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NAPA carries individuals, yet I was in home depot and picked up a complete set for like 7 bucks from 4-12mm.

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Finally found a 9mm and it was the wrong size suggest trying 7mm first

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I was gonna get new guide pins from pep boys ( advance an autozone had to order them ) when I was there to get them the guy was trying to show me they were 7mm and hanging right there was 9mm Allen socket. Again advance and auto zone did not have it, nor sears lowes or Home Depot. The guide bolts looked cheap so I told him keep them now I found the 9mm and the ones on my car looked hardened. Did the brake job last night. New rotors and ceramic pads. Did not need to remove the spindle nut to replace the rotor. Just the caliper bracket. (18mm hex ). Bought the escape used 102000 and brakes looked recently done but stopping over 45 mph made the wheel and whole vehicle shake. After replacing with ceramic pads it fixed that problem. Looks like semi metallic were used. Ceramic are much better, quiter, lot less dust, and lasts twice to three times as long. Now that's done I got one more problem. Driver side seatbelt doesn't like to release. Saw a bunch of others have this problem too. Anyone know of a recall or an inexpensive way to handle this?

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Before starting repair on your auto if you are going to keep it for a while invest in a repair manual. Also Auto Zone has a how to section on repairs. You can also clean these bolts with scotch brite pads and use some anti seize.

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I finally found a 9mm after running all over town and it didn't fit suggest trying a 7mm first

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