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Unread 10-08-2005, 08:14 AM   #1
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How remove front rotors?

Replacing the rotors on my wife's '04. I've got the calipers all off and I'm trying to get the rotors off. Do I just bangon themfrom the backside to knock them off? I shouldn't have to take the axle nut off right?

Any ideas?

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Unread 10-08-2005, 08:33 AM   #2
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The hub is slightly rusted on. It only takes a small amount on the back side (where you cannot see). Make sure there is no jesus clip on one of the lugs (the bolt threads). It will look like a funny lock washer. Then a large rubber mallet works best. Strike the rotor at many different places on the front side. Something like at the 12 o’clock 6, 3 & 9 positions. If it does not break free then try the back side. If you do not have a rubber mallet then use a hammer and a small piece of wood to protect the rotor surface.
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Unread 10-08-2005, 08:39 AM   #3
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Thanks my man, that's what I figured. I sprayed some PB Blaster on there and thought I should check here while they soak. thanks again.
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Unread 10-08-2005, 08:44 AM   #4
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Place the lug nuts back onto the studs to protect the threads, then wack the rotor around the studs with a heavy metal hammer, not on the machined brake surface.
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Unread 10-08-2005, 07:35 PM   #5
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If you live in a winter salt area, you'll need a good 3 lb hammer. Show it no mercy on the backside and it'll come off. If you're replacing them, the dents won't matter!
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Unread 10-08-2005, 07:38 PM   #6
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usually there slightly rusted on, btu nothing eles holds them on. When I replace rotors I general just get angry that I can't pull them off and either kick, or use a hammer to ge them off. I mean your just going to throw them away anyway right?
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Unread 10-10-2005, 06:44 AM   #7
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I just kicked the s&*% out of them front and back until they finally came loose. the PB Blaster penetrating oil helped after it soaked in a bit. New rotors and pads and shes good to go. Thanks all.
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Unread 10-10-2005, 09:48 AM   #8
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Sorry - dont mean to hijack - but I'm about to do the same on mine - rotors/pads all around - are there any good DIY sites for procedure on this stuff? I find DIY's so much more helpful than the books....I've done this full job on my bimmer before - but I would imagine its not exactly the same (for example - my bimmer rotors had a single hex bolt that held them on - which was a pain in the a$$ because it would freeze up and strip) - anyway - if anyone knows of any good DIY's out there for Jeep GC's please let me know. Thanks!

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Unread 10-10-2005, 02:14 PM   #9
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There really isn't a big difference as long as you have the basics. the only bimmer iv ever changed brakes on was an 02 m3 which took forever. On the jeep its just 2 bolts that hold the caliper on, remove them both, knock it off get rotors off, put new rotors on, pull pads out of caliper, put new ones in, reassembly
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Unread 10-11-2005, 10:04 AM   #10
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RI, e-mail me for any questions, now that I've done it. Pretty easy. Yeah, none of those little strippable rotor screws. Pretty easy. I spent more time getting the car on jacks and the wheels off, then the actual job took, one I got the rotors off.
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Unread 10-18-2005, 12:38 PM   #11
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Thanks Hinch - I will, if I have any problems - is there any good websites where you guys buy your OEM parts???
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Unread 10-18-2005, 01:26 PM   #12
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go to the parts store and buy a Hayes book on your Jeep. I used it to do mine.
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Unread 10-18-2005, 01:38 PM   #13
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I am a big Bentley fan - I will probably pick up one of those soon - the thing is - most of these books often over-explain things - I've found that sharing ideas on these forums is usually the most helpful....
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