Question about 2004 Chevrolet Colorado

1 Answer

Trying to replace the rotor's on 2004 chevy colorado pick up 2 wheel drive right front looks like you must remove the wheel hub to get the roter's off, but can't get the hub off after removing the bolts on the back of hub looks like pressed on, NEED HELP

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 4,472 Answers

Here is a great explanation:
in order to change the rotors on the colorado you have to take the whole hub assembly off. ( the rotor is bolted to the hub assembly from the backside so leave the bolts in until you get the whole assembly off) Which means that you have to take off the the wheel ( remove the lug nuts and take off the rim and tire) then take off the brake pads and caliper (the caliper is bolted on with 4 bolts) then you have to undo the wire holding the wheel speed sensor onto the spindle. The wheel speed sensor is the circular black piece of metal with 2 wires going to it. ( there wires are in a rubber housing so kinda looks like a rubber brake line going to be backside of the spindle) Remove the wheel speed sensor. Next take out the four bolts on the back side of the spindle that hold the hub assembly on. ( the four bolts are in a square shape pattern right by where the wheel speed sensor is mounted) one you have removed the bolts the assembly should come out. However, when i tryed to get mine out i tapped on it a few times from the backside with a brass hammer and it did not want to come out. So when i called the dealer they said they found it easier to put a porta-power ( small hydraulic ram that you manual pump) from the lower control arm mount into the center of the hub from the backside. It will pop once or maybe a few times then it just falls out. DO NOT just rapidly start pumping the porta power because it does build up a pretty good amount of force that could push it off very fast. Once you have the hub assembly and rotor out unbolt the 6 bolts holding the rotor on and replace it with the new rotor. when you have that reassembled then put the hub assembly back in and the four bolts on the backside will pull the assembly back in as far as it is supposed to.( does not have to be pressed back in, porta power is only used so you do not have to beat on anything and worry about breaking any parts) then reinstall the wheel speed sensor and re-bolt it back to the spindle and put the brakes and caliper back on and then put the wheel back on.
Thank you and good luck,
Lee

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2004 Chevy colorado 3.5 engine replace speed sensor front wheels


the abs speed sensor is part of the hub, you have to replace the hole hub

Dec 16, 2012 | 2004 Chevrolet Colorado

1 Answer

How to remove front rotors from 2004 Chevy Colorado pick up truck


Jack up vehicle, take off front wheels. After that, there are 2 bolts on the back side of the caliper that you take out. Once thats done pull the calipers off and the rotors should come right off. Hope this was the info you were looking for. Please rate answer!! Thank you

Sep 14, 2010 | 2008 Chevrolet Colorado 2WD

1 Answer

Replacing rotors on a 2004 chevrolet colorado


hub and rotor should be two pieces....Lee

Nov 06, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Colorado

1 Answer

Cannot get the hub off to replace rotors on the 2004 chevrolet colorado the rotors are behind the wheel hub need to remove hub to replace the rotors is there someway to remove the hub


the rotors should be on the hub behind the wheel... you will have to remove the brake caliper and it should just pull off... may be a few clips on the wheel stud

Nov 06, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Colorado

2 Answers

I have a 2004 Chevy Colorado and can not get the hub off to change out my front rotors.


Very, very few cars or trucks require the hub to be removed. In almost all American vehicles, the rotors are just resting on the hub and will come off fairly easily. Make sure you've removed the caliper, then smack the rotors a bit with a rubber mallet. They should come off. If there's a ton of rust, you might need to use some penetrating oil, then smack them a little.

Sep 01, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Colorado

1 Answer

Replacing front rotors


you do have to dissasemble the hubs because the rotors bolt on to them. if it is two wheel drive take the center caps off of hubs remove the spindle nuts and bearings pull complete hub assembly off and unbolt rotor from hub. if it is four wheel drive you will have to remove the lockout assembly be careful not to loose any parts from this it won't work when put back together.

Aug 26, 2009 | 2001 Isuzu Rodeo

3 Answers

Abs light is on


try removing the pos. battery cable for 10 seconds then replace it, if you lost fluid fill it up to full line ,or to top, hope to help you, robert b.

Jul 11, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Colorado

3 Answers

How do you get the front rotors off of a 2004 Chevy Colorado? More specifically, do you take off the hub assembly, and if so, how?


If this is a 4wd the rotors are "captured" and machined on the truck using an on car lathe. Otherwise you should get a printout of all the steps from a dealer.

Jun 16, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Colorado

1 Answer

Remove the front disc rotor


The rotor and hub assembly are held together by the studs,you must first remove the 4-wheel drive hub assembly,then the wheel bearing nuts,and pull the hub and rotor off as a unit. Next lay it(back down) on a piece of wood, using a drift punch drive the studs out. Turn it over ,lay it(face down) on a block of wood, line the new stud splines up with the grooves in the hub and drive them in with the punch and reassemble. A set of dentist style picks will be helpful with the clip in the 4wd hub and a 4 lug 4wd nut wrench will be needed.

Dec 26, 2008 | 1979 Chevrolet C/K 3500

1 Answer

How do i remove thefront rotors on my 05 chey colorado. i removed the hub bolts but the rotor still seemedto be tightly attached. do i need a special tool. i did ot want to try and force it. thaks for your...


As you probably are aware, those rotors are mounted inboard of the outer hub flange on your vehicle. Once you've removed the caliper bracket, you can remove the hub. The four bolts that fasten the hub to the steering knuckle most be removed. If you look behind the steering knuckle you'll see them. If your vehicle is four wheel drive, you must remove the front CV shaft nut as well. You will probably have to disconnect the lower ball joint to slide the shaft out of the hub far enough to get clearance for the bottom bolts. Once you remove the hub from the knuckle, you can remove the rotor from the hub assembly. Incidentally, the hub bolts have thread lock compound on them from the factory, that tends to make them really tough to remove however they will come out. Reinstallation is naturally the reverse of removal. I hope this helps.

Nov 19, 2008 | 2005 Chevrolet Colorado

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Chevrolet Colorado Logo

Related Topics:

140 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76109 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8270 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...