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Replacing the rear pads is easy.\r\nhow do i

Replacing the rear pads is easy. how do i replace the rear rotors?
They seem to be floating but will not come off.

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Removal & Installation


NOTE Any new rotor must have the protective coating removed from the friction surfaces before being placed in service. Remove the protective coating using denatured alcohol or an equivalent, and wipe the surface clean with clean cloths. Do not use gasoline, kerosene, or other oil base solvents which may leave an oily residue. This residue is damaging to the brake lining and is flammable.

  1. Raise and suitably support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
    NOTE Support the brake caliper with heavy mechanic's wire, or equivalent, whenever it is separated from its mount and the hydraulic flexible brake hose is still connected. Failure to support the caliper in this manner will cause the flexible brake hose to bear the weight of the caliper, which may cause damage to the brake hose and in turn may cause a brake fluid leak.
  3. Remove and support the caliper and bracket as an assembly with heavy mechanics wire.
  4. DO NOT disconnect the hydraulic flexible brake hose.
  5. Remove the brake rotor.
    NOTE When a brake rotor has been separated from a hub/axle flange, the mating surface of the brake rotor must be cleaned of any rust or contaminants. Failure to do this may result in lateral runout of the brake rotor, and brake pulsation.
  6. If the brake rotor is to be reinstalled to the vehicle, use the J 41013 in order to clean any rust or corrosion from the hub/axle flange mating surface of the brake rotor.
  7. Use the J 42450-A in order to clean the wheel hub flange.

To install:
  1. Install the brake rotor.
  2. Install the caliper bracket.
  3. Install the tire and the wheel.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
The above is for disc brake removal.




Removal & Installation



CAUTION Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Release the parking brake.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4. Remove the tire and wheel.
  5. Mark the relationship of the drum to the hub.
  6. Remove and discard the retaining clip (if applicable).
  7. Remove the brake drum.
  8. If the brake drum does not come off easily, perform the following steps:
    1. Loosen the parking brake cable.
    2. Remove the access hole plug from the backing plate.
    3. Insert a flat-bladed tool through the backing plate access hole in order to disengage the self adjuster.
    4. Insert another flat-bladed tool through the same backing plate access hole in order to loosen the adjuster screw.
    5. Install the access hole plug in order to prevent dirt or contamination from entering the drum brake.
    6. Apply a small amount of penetrating oil around the brake drum center hole.
    7. Remove the brake drum.


To install:


NOTE Align the marks on the brake drum and the hub made during the removal procedure.

  1. Install the brake drum.
  2. Inspect the brake to shoe adjustment.
  3. Install the tire and wheel.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
The above is for DRUM.

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