Rotors on a Chevy
In the future, please be more specific with your question. For this one, I'll speculate, and cover the bases. If you're looking for whether or not to replace rotors, here's what to look for. If the brake pedal "pulses" when you brake, then your rotors are warped, and yes, then need replacing. If you look at the rotor, and see deep gouges or pits, or the rotor surface is no longer relatively flat, then it needs replaced.
As for how to replace them. You will need to remove the wheel, support the offending corner of the vehicle with a block or a jack stand (you should never leave a car supported on a jack), and turn the wheels towards the side you're working on for ease of access. You will notice two large bolts on the back side of the backing plate that hold the bracket for the caliper. Remove those bolts, then remove the caliper, and support the caliper so that it doesn't fall and break the brake line. You can now remove the rotor, and replace it with a new one. You may need to "coax" it off with a hit from a hammer, as sometimes they get a little rust on them, and need motivation to come off. You should always replace the brake pads with the rotors, so you should squeeze the caliper piston back in, taking car not to make the reservoir overflow, put new pads in the same way as the old ones come out, and then put the caliper bracket with caliper back on as you took it off. Repeat the same process with the other side. You can replace only front, or only rear, but never replace only left or only right. The front are a set, and the rear are a set, and should never be maintained differently. Hope this is what you were looking for, and you get your vehicle sorted out quickly and easily.
Nov 22, 2009 |
1985 Chevrolet Chevy