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Removing front rotors!!!

I can't seem to take off the front rotors, I've tried different scenarios and the darn thing does not budge.

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  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. I cant get the front rotors off to change them. Somehow it is connected to the axle. Any solutions?



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That guy is an idiot.... Okay, there are 4- 15MM bolts on the back side of the hub that have to be removed. Losten them up until they are about to come out....leaving only a few threads stuck in the hole. Using a hammer, bang on all 4 bolts a little to push the hub off. Once it is started and has moved out a little, remove the bolds and continue with a pry bar and a hammer on the rotor. If you intend to resurface the rotors, use wood as a buffer when hammering. The better method is to beat the rotors and replace. They only cost about $40 each at autozone. It is the crappiest design in all of GM history, but not that horrible once you figure it out.

Be careful of the antilock sensor a the rear of the hub. It will need to be re-tapped into place when the rotor/hub is reinstalled.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008


Thats why they have bolts to hold them on

Posted on Aug 03, 2008


Can't remove them from axle, the brake rotors are resurfaced by a portable machine that rolls up under the truck to get to the rotors, axle and rotor are one piece!

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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