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How do you remove the front rotors? is there a retaining screw that I am not seeing

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On the very center of the wheel: is there a Cotter Pin, Nut Locking Cover, and Large Nut?
Remove the Cotter Pin, Cover (+spring washer) and Nut.
The Rotor should come right off.
Let me know if this helped, or if you any additional information, problems, or questions. Feel free to contact me at FixYa.com!

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

  • Patrick Rayome Jan 31, 2010

    ps: Look also for very very thin washers on the lug stems. These are called pressed metal retainers. Remove and discard these. No need to replace them. These are used during the manufacturing process- making the vehicle to keep the disc (rotor) on the vehicle.

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SOURCE: There are two screws on the stock front rotors which one do I take out. Do I need too to get the rotor off?

I have gone through this before. The mechanics had told me that these are put on the vehicle during the assembly line to hold them on as the car goes down the line. These are not required to operate safely. I had mine drilled off using a smaller drill bit that allows you to remove the head. Make sure you use a small enough bit as to not ruin the bracket they screw into. I did not have to replace them and I have had no problem with the brakes I put on almost 30,000 miles ago.

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SOURCE: cant remove the rotor and retainer clip

You will need a large bearing retaining nut socket (1-in drive) about 2 7/16th in or 61/62mm (I got mine at NAPA with a 1/2 in to 1-in drive converter) BUT BEFORE loosening the nut there is a small keeper under the bottom edge the nut at the top (12-oclock) position of the nut. Use a magnet to retrac this and then loosen the large bearing nut. You sometimes have to slightly move the nut "a hair" left or right to remove this bearing keeper. Once the keeper is out the nut will easily come off. The rest is easy. Good Luck!

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Try taking a large steel hammer and striking flat of rotor in between the lug bolts go around 3 or 4 times while use the other hand to apply outward off pressure it should pop off. By the way trow the rubber hammer away

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FRONT DRIVE AXLE Manual Locking Hubs DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY Fig. 1: Three screws retain the cap to the hub body 91197g48.gif
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PATH: Brakes > Front Disc Brakes > Brake Disc (Rotor) > Removal & Installation Removal & Installation
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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  4. Remove the caliper bracket.
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