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I just need to know what the trick is to getting the front rotors off this 4x4 2500. Do I need to remove the spindle nut or is it just rust holding it on?

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Yes,spindle has to come off.Should be 2 spindle nuts the one on the outside is the lock,then a washer ,then the inner nut ,which is the bearing adjustment.Outside one will be real tight(or should be) inner will be hand tight.

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