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How do I remove the front brake rotor on my 2003 jeep liberty

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  • Travis Clark
    Travis Clark Apr 22, 2009

    I ran into a stand still trying to replace my brake rotor there is no
    bolt to unscrew and no pin to remove only a hole with notches indented
    inside removed caliper bolts caliper is off how do I remove the rotor
    2003 limited V63.7L

  • Travis Clark
    Travis Clark Apr 22, 2009

    .It does look like a 2in. allan key hole with extra splines. I didn't know I
    needed a bit so I hammered it off 4 light hits took it off nothing was
    broke. When I put the new one on in the dark it was loose until I added
    the caliper brace and bolts, caliper with brake pads and caliper bolts.
    Test drove all seemed fine but not sure if I did it right now after
    reading your comment. There is a hole in the center of the
    rotor approx 3in diameter there is a solid metal cup looking device
    that rotor slides over in the center of that cup looking devise is
    where those splines are located like a hole with splines inside the hole is that for removal of the axle or is
    it a torks or a hex to properly remove the rotor

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Well depending on your machanical ability you should be able to pull this off. First things first. When you have the rig jacked high enough to take the wheel off. Place a jack stand under the A frame. Or block up under neath , let the jeep down with the jack until it is firm and can not fall down on you. Remove the wheel. You have to remove the calaper. This holds the disk pads 2 long bolts on the back side of calaper have to be removed. Now try rocking the caliper back and forth as you pull up on the part. If your lucky it will just lift off. If not. you will need to back out the bleader screw. this is a nippel looking, drain spout, for the break fluid. Fluid should run out a little. Now with a flat bar spreed a part the caliper so it is lose on the roter, becareful not to chip the break pad.
Hopefully its removed by now. In the center of the rotter is a metal cap. Remove the cover which looks like a cup. Use a flat blade screw driver and hammer , place the blade next to the rotter surface and between the cap. tap it all around the edges and pry it off.In side you will find a nut with a cotter pin, remove the nut, and pull the rotter off its Axel . The bearing that came out with the rotter needs to be kept clean wrap it up in a rag. when you put this back to gather. put in a new one if it needs it. A good parts man at the local store can tell you if it needs to be changed. 1 more thing after you put it back together you will need to purge the air from you brake line . If you opened the bleeder valve. They call this bleeding the breaks.You will need a helper with this.Tighten up the bleeder valve,With some one in the **** pit have them pump up the break pedal until it is as hard as they can get it. Tell them to hold it there firm with out letting off. Next you need to turn back out the Valve and let the air and fluid out. have something on the floor to catch the oil. That some one who is holding the brake down should feel the pedal go down slightly. now tighten it back up, as so not to pull air back into the line. Repeat e few times until just a steady stream of oil, squirts out. Your breaks should be ready except for refilling the break fluid [oil] at the reservoir. There you have it, except for a few scraped knuckles and a few harsh words.
Good luck please rate me Thanks DFD

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • DanfordDan Cross
    DanfordDan Cross Apr 22, 2009

    In side to holes is a bolt its a hex wrench or a very large allan wrench. Sometimes , well all ways with full kit you will get hex , on a socket . find the right size. If the bolts are bad boys , you will need to put some heat on the caliper with a hand held propane torch. This will help expand the casein and hope fully the bolt will break lose. You can all spray in some liquid wrench this might help loosen up the bolt.Keep at it you will win DFD

  • DanfordDan Cross
    DanfordDan Cross Apr 22, 2009

    the hole you are refering to is something I can not visualize. But the axel doesent just slid out. The axel has notheing to do with anything you have discribed. I glad you got it back together.

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