Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads (2013-2015) Installation Instructions

Tools Required:
  • Jack & Jack Stands
  • 3/8-inch & 1/2-inch Ratchets
  • 7mm Allen Key Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 13/16-inch Socket
  • Small Pry Bar
  • Bungee Strap
  • 4-inch C-Clamp
Install Difficulty:
  • Moderate
  • Moderate Project
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
1. To start the installation of your Focus ST Hawk Performance HB712F.680 HP Plus Brake Pads, place a jack under the jacking point just behind the front wheel. Jack the car up just before the wheel comes off the ground.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
2. Use a 1/2-inch ratchet and 13/16-inch socket to loosen the factory lug nuts on the car. If you have aftermarket Focus ST lug nuts use the correct size socket (19mm in my case). Jack the wheel off the ground and remove the lug nuts.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
3. Remove the wheel off of the brake rotor. Place a jack stand under the control arm.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
4. To starting removing the old Focus ST brakes, locate the small plastic plugs on the back of the caliper and remove them. There is one near the top of the caliper and one near the bottom.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
5. Where you removed the plugs, use the 7mm Allen Key Socket and ratchet to remove the pins that secure the brake caliper.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
6. Insert the small pry bar in the hole on the side of the caliper and use it to pry the brake pad and piston back into the brake caliper.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
7. Remove the clip off the front of the brake caliper by pulling from the top.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
8. Pull the brake caliper off of the Focus ST brake rotor.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
9. Pull the old brake pad off of the rotor and pull the other old brake pad out of the brake caliper piston.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
10. Use a bungee cord to strap the brake caliper up to a fixed part on the car so that the caliper is not hanging from the Focus ST brake hose.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
11. Use the supplied grease and apply it to the back of the new brake pads where they contact the brake caliper or piston.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
12. Align the new brake pad (with the centering prongs) into the brake caliper piston and press it into place. A 4-inch C-Clamp can be used to press the pad into the caliper.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
13. Pull the pins out of the back of the brake caliper and apply grease to the pins above the threads.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
14. Place the other new brake pad onto the brake caliper retainer.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
15. Slide the brake caliper back onto the brake caliper retainer. Make sure the brake pads slide into the brake caliper correctly.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
16. Reinstall the pins in the back of the caliper and tighten them with the 7mm Allen Key Socket. Reinstall the plastic plugs.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
17. Reinstall the clip on the front of the brake caliper.
Focus ST Hawk Performance HP Plus Front Brake Pads Install Image
18. Reinstall the Focus ST wheel and lower the jack. Torque the lug nuts to 100 ft./lbs.
19. Follow the same steps for the Focus ST brakes on the other front wheel.
20. Go into the car and slowly press the brake pedal part of the way. Release the pedal and then press it further. Continue to do this until the brake pedal is firm.
21. Drive the car and follow the manufacturer’s brake pad bedding procedure.