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1990 Geo Metro

How do you put a new rotor back on without the drive shaft moving.

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1990 Geo you should be able to push it in, tighten the small bolts by hand, and tighten the large nut by hand. Then put the tire on and lower it to put some weight on it. Lock the brake and torque to spec. 1990 Geo, the big nut needs to be 129 ft lb.

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I'll bet your car died. And it over heated, And the battery was flat
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