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Do i need to remove the center bolt on my 1996 explorer to get the rotor off?

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No the rotor is a floating disign,just rempove the caliper and it slides off.

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    yadayada Aug 21, 2010

    I am assuming u have 4 wheel drive, with the 2 wheel drive yes you must remove the center bolt on the spindle.

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