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Brake rotor disassembly - 1985 Ford F150

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Depends if you have 4x4 or 4x2... either way, you need to remove the caliper from the hub, and you may or may not need to remove the spindle nut/axle nut.

Posted on Aug 24, 2010

  • jla_salle Aug 24, 2010

    its a 4x4, But how do I get the nuts that hold the rotor on to the spindle to take the rotor off. and what type of tool to take it off.

  • Christ Pettitt Aug 24, 2010

    You'll need a ford axle nut tool. It looks like a castle nut, but it's a socket.

    They're about $30 at the parts store. Some nationwide parts stores will loan you tools for a deposit, and you get your money back when you're done.

    In any event, you need to remove your outer hub covers (locking or not) and remove the hardware behind them, then pull 2 of the weird lock nut, and you should be able to pull the rotor/hub off after that.

    Make sure you clean/repack the bearings before you put them back in, or just replace them.

    I'm assuming you didn't get lucky enough to have someone already do the slide-on rotor swap.

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