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Changing the front wheel bearings for a 2004 Suzuki Aerio SX, 2wd

I do not know how the rotor comes off. I have the caliper removed (along with the mounting bracket), i have the shaft nut off...can't seem to figure out how the rotor comes off.

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Look on the face of the rotor. Not the part the pads contact. Between the lug nuts. Many rotors have 2 phillips head screws holding them in place. If there are no screws then it is probably rusted in place and will need to be smacked with a hammer until it pops off. If you are replacing the rotor then don't be shy beat the hell out of it. It is not uncommon at all to have to shatter the rotor to get it to come off if it is really rusted in there good. I have seen it take a professional mechanic with a 3lb. sledge hammer near an hour or more to get 1 rotor off when the rust is really bad.

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  • Familylink Sep 30, 2010

    To replace the wheel bearing you have to disassemble the brake calipers and the disk retainer
    then remove the center nut by open the press nock open and unscrewing it the you have to remove the steering arm nut with cotter pin..Then remove the 2 screws to the strut and finally losen the ball joint pinch screw and hammer the round ball joint pin out to take off the steering knuckle..Once you have the knuckle out you have to take it to a mechanic to put it in a hydrolic press to push the hub and bearing and to press the new bearing in. it can cost any where between 35 to 40 dollars. once you got the knuckle back reverse the procedure and you just saved your self any where from 160 to 240 dollars...if you have a problem removing the rotor due to rust, spray liquid wrench between the lugs holes and hit the rotor witha rubber mallet preferably a big heavy rubber one you might have to bang on it for a half an hour to 45 minutes..I know i just did it yesterday oh and make sure you have the right bearing not those 510077 bearing get the brg fw72 because the 510077 are to wide by 3/1000th of an inch and the clip wont fit i had to waste another $133 for the right bearing getting the discounted # 510077 ...this is for the 2004 suzuki aerio .....For all those who suffer wonder about it, your welcome Rich


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It is seized on. hit it hard with a hammer (HARD!) and be careful not to damage the wheel studs.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

  • Trevor Leonard Sep 09, 2013

    Aerio's normally have 2 holes in the rotors. A 10mm bolt should fit the thread pattern. All you do is tighten the bolt and it pushes against the steel behind it and forces it off. No hammers.



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