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Rotor removel on a 2000 kia sportage

The lug studs on the front driver side are stripped i need to remove the rotor so i can replace the studs. my question is on how to remove the rotor .

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  • fll41angel Nov 29, 2008

    not exactly what i wanted to hear, i really didn't want to mess with the bearings. but if i must, i guess grease here i come. thanks again for the advise

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You have to take out your wheel bearing...it holding your rotor on...not fun or easy...and once you open you bearing up you will probably need to re-pacl the bearing when you put it back on...i suggest getting a Chiltons manual it will explain step by step what to do and it is only $20 at your local parts store. hope this helps

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Is this on the wheels with Rotors (Disc) or Drums? If the tire was not properly mounted, or the Lug Nuts were not properly Torqued; this will cause the Lug Studs (bolts) to be stripped.
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Remove the Tire, Brakes (Calipers/Pads) and Rotor, exposing the Wheel Hub (Bearing) Assembly with the Studs fully exposed. Rotate the Wheel Hub to a location where the Lug Studs can be clearly removed FROM THE REAR OF THE WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLY.
Using a impact hammer or mini sledge hammer: Hammer the Lug Studs back thru the Wheel Hub Assembly.
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Raise, support, remove the Tires.
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Using a impact hammer or mini sledge hammer: Hammer the Lugs back into the drum, removing from inside the Drum

Purchase the new, correct size and length Lug Studs and new Lug Nuts. If the Studs were stripped, most like the Nuts are too.
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Place the Lug Stud back into the Wheel Assembly from the Rear (Rotors) or from inside (Drums). Use High Temp Grease for the area of the Lug Stud Splines that have to be "drawn" into the Wheel Assembly (with Rotors) or into the Drum.
After the Lug Studs are "IN" as far as they will go: on the outside place at least two (2) of the Washers on Lug Studs. Use a Lug Nut and tighten as far as possible down-on the Lug Stud as possible.
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If you do not have a Impact Wrench - use at least a 24-in Breaker Bar and Tighten the Lug Nut on, drawing the Lug Stud into the Wheel Hub Assembly/Drum. This takes longer and alot more work, compared to 10-seconds using the Impact Wrench.
Repeat as necessary.

Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.Com!

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