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How to replace front rotor on 2005 pontiac vibe?I have removed caliper and caliper bracket do I need to remove axle nut and if so how?

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Once the caliper and bracket are removed, the rotors should just come off. These are hat style rotors and just slip over the hub. They do have a tendency to rust on, sometimes hitting them with a hammer between the studs will break them loose. some rotors have threaded holes between teh wheel studs that you can screw a bolt into to break them free.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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No you don't have to remove the axle nut. The rotor is just rusted to the hub. Whack it from the backside with a hammer. It will come off.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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moz-screenshot-2.png-Jack up the car
-remove the tire, 19mm socket
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  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
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