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Rotors When trying to change the brakes, we cant get the f#@%$^^* ROTORS OFF! Do we have to take the hubs off and if so how the hell do you do that? please, thank you

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  • bforbes664 Sep 17, 2008

    Unable to get front hub off to remove rotor. 4WD

  • bforbes664 Sep 17, 2008

    unable to pull off rotor or hub 4WD



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Yes you have to take he hubs off.if its 2wd its not that hard ,just knock off the dust cap in center of hub,losen nut and it should slip off.oh yeah you also have to take the caliper &bracket off.if its 4wd its the same concept but just a little more aggrivating b/c of the axle shaft.

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