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Old 05-20-2010, 04:05 PM
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Default How do i get my front rotors off?

hey everyone got the Pads and calipers off using the how to and now i want take the rotors off. I was wondering if some one could tell me how to do it?

i am guessing you take the bracket off that holds the caliper in place and from there i don't really know where to go

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Old 05-20-2010, 04:45 PM
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Default Re: How do i get my front rotors off?

Once that caliper and bracket is off they just slide off. Nothing holding them on but that i'm pretty sure
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:46 PM
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Once that caliper and bracket is off they just slide off. Nothing holding them on but that i'm pretty sure
k thanks im still trying to get the brackets off
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:50 PM
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Default Re: How do i get my front rotors off?

Yea there is two 13mm bolts i believe for the brackets
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:51 PM
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Default Re: How do i get my front rotors off?

it's a 2wd.....it's got a castle nut and seperate bearings with a specific tightening process when installing. it's NOT like a 4wd where the rotor will just slide off. get yourself a chilton's or haynes manual for this sorta basic maint how-to.


Remember, DO NOT forget the red locktite on the caliper to knuckle/spindle bolts!!!!
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:55 PM
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Default Re: How do i get my front rotors off?

Oh sorry didn't know there was a difference with brakes from 4wd to 2wd
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:55 PM
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Default Re: How do i get my front rotors off?

When you get the caliper off, you then remove the dust cap, and the cotter pin under it. Then the castle nut will come off, and the bearings and rotor will come off. Be sure to have a clean rag ready to place the bearings on so they don't get dirty. i usually take any reason to remove the rotor as an excuse to re-pack the bearings and replace the rear seal. But really, why are you removing the rotor? Replacing it?
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:16 PM
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Yea there is two 13mm bolts i believe for the brackets
they are 15 mm
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:24 PM
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Default Re: How do i get my front rotors off?

thanks for the info!, i wrote it down for future reference, my plan was to replace the rotors but i priced out the rotors and pads and im just going to replace the pads because my rotors are in okay condition and are still not warped.

and i wont forget the red locktite
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