Question about 1998 GMC Sierra
I am a mechanic tring to heat them up and bang the cramp out of them and they still wont come off.
Posted on Jul 13, 2011
Very common problem, try hitting the portion of the rotor that slides over the wheel studs with a hammer, dont be afraid to give it a good smack, if its really stuck you may have to heat it up first then tap on it with a hammer or air hammer
Posted on Jan 03, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The rotor is not held on by the big nut, it slides on and off, only the wheel holds it on, the clearance between the rotor and the front hub which the large nut holds on is very small, rust forms and the rotor gets stuck, use a hammer or a large piece of wood if you plan to reuse the rotor and hit it from side to side, spray penetrating oil to loosen the rust, it is a bugger but it will come loose, then make sure to wire brush all the rust off or wheel retention may be compromised.
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
You do not have to remove the big center nut. You might have to tap on it with a hammer to get it off. If there is anything solid near it to pry against (don't pry against the dust shield) try that too. If none of this helps you can try heating it near the center. You should be able to get it off without heating it but it is possible that that is what you will have to do.
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
Tighten till the wheel bearing is tight. No one really uses a specification for that, do it by feel. when the nut is tight, and there is no play in the bearing. Should be about 15-20 ft/lbs, with about .001-.003 end play if you need exact numbers though.
Posted on May 30, 2009
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