I finally got around to doing my rear brakes and I replaced the rotors too. They were composite and the shop didn't want to turn them, they were scored and they said they couldn't guaranty the finish. I got just over 85K on the rears and they were easy as I suspected.
Artificial intelligence is no substitute for natural stupidity
The reason I asked is because on another thread (s), people claimed that the brake line interfered with removal of the top caliper pin. So, many people seem to choose just leaving the top pin in, rotating the caliper up, and avoid undoing the brake line.
is there any special way to remove the front rotors?
I need to replace my whole wheel assembly along with the rotors, eventually, however cash-flow is limited but i need to be safe at the same time so i intend to replace the rotors and brakes. most of the cars and trucks that i have worked on that use disk brakes do not require any bolts to remove the rotor, but i believe this one does. through the years the nut on the front of the assembly has become coroded and rusted into one entity.
really could use your, or someones, help with this.
2007 jeep compass FWD 2.4L I4 95,000 miles
p.s. I have almost replaced the entire suspension on this d**n car. is this an issue with anyone elses?
List of repairs in the last 3 months:
ball joints (twice)
inner and outer tie rods (twice)
alternator (this one was my favorite... pain in my a$$) who the hell mounts the alternator on the underside of the motor... almost inaccessible.
what I am doing this weekend.. should be easy... maybe??