I'm trying to take the wheels off my S-type to do a brake job. I tried to remove the lug nuts with the lug wrench and realized there is some kind of cover on the lug nuts. Is there a special key I need to remove those covers so I can get to the real lugs? Otherwise, does anyone know how to take off the wheel covers?
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Engage the emergency brake. Place the socket end of the tire wrench over the lug nuts and turn 45 degrees to break the nuts loose. Do not unseat the wheel from the wheel hub.
2Jack the Sentra into the air using the factory front jack point. This is located behind the radiator.
Finish loosening the lug nuts and remove the wheel.
4Unbolt the upper and lower caliper mounting bolts and lift the caliper off the brake rotor.
5Secure the brake caliper to the coil springs above the brake system with zip ties.
6Slide the brake rotor off the hub assembly.
7Remove the bearing cap on your Sentra. To do this, you need to use channel locks. Grab the bearing cap with the end of the channel locks. Then, twist the channel locks back and forth. You will eventually be able to loosen the bearing cap so that you can pull it off.
8Grab the end of the cotter pin on the spindle nut with pliers and pull it out of the nut. You may need to pull fairly hard, but the pin will come out.
9Turn the spindle nut counterclockwise to remove the spindle nut.
10Tap the wheel bearing out of place with a rubber mallet or a hammer.
11Tap the bearing races out of the hub with a hammer and punch tool. You need to do this for both sides of the hub.
12Clean the inside of the hub, the spindle, as well as the spindle nut brake parts cleaner and wipe them dry with a clean rag.
13Install the new wheel bearing. Tap the new bearing into the hub using a rubber mallet. Make sure you are using a rubber mallet so that you do not damage the new bearing.
14Reassemble the hub assembly, brake assembly, and put the wheel back on and tighten the lug nuts so that the wheel sits flush against the wheel hub. Installation is the reverse of removal.
15Lower the Sentra to the ground and set the dial on a torque wrench to 100 lb-ft. Tighten the lug nuts clockwise until the wrench clicks. This will indicate that the proper torque value has been reached.
. Place a set of wheel chocks behind the rear wheels of the Previa. Lift the front of the automobile on the side that you are starting with. Place a jack stand under the Previa and raise it to the frame of the vehicle. Remove the wheel using the lug wrench to loosen the lug nuts. 2Remove the brake caliper by loosening the retaining pins with a socket and ratchet. Secure the caliper out of the way using a wire tie. Do not allow it to hang by the hose. Remove the brake rotor from the wheel. Disconnect the ABS sensor from the strut if the Previa has anti-lock brakes. Sponsored Links Bridgestone PromotionGet Either A Reward Card Or Kindle When You Buy 4 Select Ecopia Tires.BridgestoneTire.com/Promo3Remove the nut securing the brake hose bracket to the strut with a wrench. Disconnect the stabilizer bar link using a wrench. Loosen the two lower bolts on the strut assembly with a socket and ratchet but do not remove them. Remove the cotter pin from the tie-rod end using the pliers. 4Remove the castellated nut with a wrench. Separate the tie-rod end from the wheel knuckle. Remove the top three bolts from the strut using a socket and ratchet. Access the bolts from inside the engine compartment on the wheel well. Remove the bottom bolts and take the strut from under the Previa. 5Place the spring compressor on the coil spring and tighten it enough that the pressure is taken off the spring seats. Remove the center nut from the strut shaft using a wrench. Remove the coil spring cap, coil spring and spring seats from the strut. Put the coil spring on the new strut along with the spring seats and cap. 6Install the center nut and tighten it with a wrench. Place the strut on the Previa and loosely install the two bottom bolts. Connect the top three bolts and tighten them with a socket and ratchet. Tighten the bottom bolts with a socket and ratchet. Connect the tie rod to the wheel knuckle. Install the castellated nut and tighten it with a socket and ratchet. 7Insert a new cotter pin in the tie-rod end and spread it open with the pliers. Connect the stabilizing bar link. Tighten the bolt with a wrench. Connect the brake hose bracket to the strut and tighten the nut with a wrench. Connect the ABS sensor if the Previa has antilock brakes. 8Put the brake rotor on the wheel assembly. Cut the wire tie securing the caliper using the pliers. Place the caliper in the mounting cradle and tighten the locking pins with a socket and ratchet. Install the wheel on the Previa. Tighten the lug nuts with a lug wrench. Remove the jack stand from under the Previa. Lower the vehicle to the ground.
The brake drum is most likely just rusted to the axle. Spray a liberal amount of WD-40 where the drum meets the axel and repeat. Apply some pressure to the drum via a screwdriver or pry bar and smack the axel with something like a three pound sledge hammer and it should pop loose.
Park the Dodge on a flat, level surface and engage the
parking brake. Put two wedges of wood in front of your front wheels and two
Put the jack under the back frame of the car and lift it up until the wheels are off
the ground. Slide the two jack stands underneath the car right under the axles,
one next to each wheel. Use the jack to lower the car onto the two jack
Loosen the lug nuts with the lug nut wrench, and remove the
lug nuts and the two back wheels.
Look for two bolts that are attached to the caliper. Remove
them with the adjustable wrench. Lift up the caliper and set it on the axle,
taking care not to let it fall and break.
Compress the brake pads which, in turn, will compress the
underlying piston. If they won't budge, use a C-clamp to compress them.
Open the spring clips by prying with a screwdriver and take
off the pads. And if the pads are stuck you can pry them off with the
screwdriver as well.
Rub a little bit of silicone grease onto the back of each new
pad and put the pads in the correct position. Put the spring clips back in place
to hold the pads in place.
Put the caliper back in place and tighten the bolts.
Reinstall the wheel and tighten the lug nuts. Lift up the car
a little with the jack and remove the jack stands. Lower the Dodge all the way
to the ground. Retighten the lug nuts.
Lift up the hood and look for the master cylinder's brake
fluid container on the driver's side of the car, closest to the driver. Top off
the brake fluid, if
How to Replace a Brake Drum (DIY Complexity: Moderate / Time: 2.1 hours)
Parts: 1. Brake Drum
Tools: 1. Jack Stand Set 2. Mallet Hammer 3. Flat Head Screwdriver 4. Floor Jack 5. Combination Wrench Set 6. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet 7. Tire Iron 8. Socket Set
Supplies: 1. Brake Cleaner
Steps: Step 1 Secure the vehicle on a level surface, making sure the vehicle will not roll or lean when jacked up. o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.
Step 2 Remove the rear wheel hub caps (if necessary) to gain access to the lug nuts. Using a tire iron or lug nut wrench, break loose the rear wheel lug nuts but do not remove. o Tip: Turn the lug nuts counter clockwise to loosen. If the lug nuts are too tight, use a breaker to gain more leverage.
Step 3 Using a floor jack, lift up the rear of the vehicle. o Tip: Using an aftermarket floor jack, instead of the original equipment (OE) jack, can make the job easier and safer. Verify the condition of the floor jack before use.
Step 4 Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. The pinch welds or the frame rails are the two best locations. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working. o Tip: Try to find a flat, level, and strong surface to put the jack stands.
Step 5 Remove the lug nuts. Remove the rear wheels.
Step 6 Remove the brake drum by pulling it outwards. o Tip: Make sure the parking brake is released before removing the brake drum.
Step 7 Visually inspect the brake drum for cracking, scoring or grooving. If any of these conditions are found, the brake drum will need to be resurfaced or replaced.
Step 8 Visually inspect the brake shoe linings and drum brake components for damage or wear.
Step 9 Replace worn components if necessary.
Step 10 Install the new or resurfaced brake drum.
Step 11 Reinstall the wheel. Torque the lug nuts to the manufacturer’s specification.
Step 12 Remove the rubber grommet from the backing plate. Insert a screw driver into the slot and turn the star wheel adjuster to adjust the brake shoes out. o Tip: Turn the star wheel adjuster until you feel a slight drag while spinning the wheel.
If you have wheel locks, you will need the wheel lock key that came with it. It looks like a round thing that goes on the end of the lug nut wrench. If you lost the key, you can try and get another one that matches from the manufacturer, but if you can't you will have to have it professionally removed.