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How to replace 1996 accord front disc rotors , as this year model is hard to remove rotors , please help

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You must have what they call "trapped rotors" on your car.First thing is to jack the car,remove the wheel,unbolt the axle nut,remove the calliper and bracket and hang caliper out of the way with a bungi cord.Next look behind the steering knuckle where the axle goes through the hub and from back there you should see 4 bolts holding the wheel bearing hub assembly to the steering knuckle.You will need to remove the 4 bolts and very carfully remove the wheel bearing hub assembly from the knuckle.If the car has the dust shield you may have to remove the 2 phillips head screws to remove the shield and the hub assembly together.(If the car has ABS please be carfull not to hurt the wires going to it these may have to be unplugged and moved also)After you have the bearing assy. out remove the 4 bolts holding the rotor to the hub.Now you will notice the funny shapped hole in the center of the rotor where you can turn it to fit over the flange where you bolt the bearing to the car and there you go the rotor is off. REMEMBER NOT TO HIT ON THE HUB WHERE THE WHEEL BOLTS ON TO REMOVE THE BEARING ASSEMBLEY FROM THE CAR.THIS WILL DAMAGE THE BEARING!!!!!!! Also remember to re torque bearing to proper specs so bearing doesn't get damaged as you drive. (181 ft.lbs.)

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