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Front brake rotor from factory has a set screw, do you disregard in replacing them? Other cars I had you did, they were floating.

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If they are undamaged, put them back. If you don't it really won't matter but why not??? it's not like it takes an hour to do that!!

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if so by removing brake caliper & mounting bracket the rotor will slide off
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PATH: Brakes > Front Disc Brakes > Brake Disc (Rotor) > Removal & Installation Removal & Installation
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  3. Disconnect the caliper from the caliper bracket. Support the caliper out of the way with a length of wire. Do not allow the caliper to hang from the brake hose.
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  5. Remove the two 6mm screws and the brake disc. If the brake disc is difficult to remove, install two 8mm bolts into the threaded holes and tighten them evenly to prevent cocking the rotor.
  6. Install the rotor in position. Install the two 6mm retaining screws.
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