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Trying to remove rotor and hub assembly off my 97 dodge 2500 4x4

I want to replace my rotor's on both sides but not sure if I need to remove the large nut on the shaft sticking out or remove the four bolts from the back side of the rotor/hub ?? Could some explain to me the order in which I shoud do this ??

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  • flslades Mar 11, 2009

    Was a lot more involved. I had to remove the front axle castle nut then the four bolts on the back side of the rotor. I also had to drive off the wheel studs to get the bearing/hub assembly off of the rotor. What a huge pain this was.



    James.

  • flslades Mar 16, 2009

    Anonny you are absolutly right on the money. After I figured it out my self it was a huge pain! Everyones advice was wrong. But you were right, makes me wonder who's giving advice out there ?????





    J.B.

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If the rotor won't slide off{they usually don't} thread 4 bolts back into the rear of the hub ,allow about a 1/4 inch distance between hub and bolt head,using a soket or spacer block between head of nut and 4 wheel yoke turn steering wheel and studs will push hub of ,this may take several tries.

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If you have twenty years experience rpm northwes why wouldnt you know that a dodge has several more steps to pull off a rotor. It is a difficult job especially if it had never been taken off before.

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Hello;
First jack up and support the vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. You will then need to remove the caliper to gain access to the rotor. You will need to remove the bracket from that holds the caliper in place. There are 2 bolts that hold the caliper and 2 bolts that hold the bracket. Remove these and position the caliper out of the way, support as necessary.Use a C clamp to retact the piston of the caliper. Do one side at a time. I leave the pad on the piston side to drive the piston back so as not to damage it. You may then pull the rotor to you and it should come off. It is usually a loose fit. Reverse the procedure andbe sure to torque the retaining bolts. Make certain you keep everything clean .
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