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Old 07-05-2006, 08:33 AM   #1
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Rotor replacement, need help

I've taken off the apds and holder by removing the two 7mm bolts. I've taken out the little 5mm nut that is on the face of the rotor. Do I unscrew the large 1 1/4 bolt head that is in the middle of the rotor. I can't figure out how to get the rotor off
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:21 AM   #2
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So far the pads are out. The caliper that hold is the pads is out. The little 5mm bolt is out. What is the caliper retaining bolt?
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you have to take off the caliper carrier bracket in order to remove the rotor, just hit it with a hammer
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:31 AM   #4
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or a "well placed" kick
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what is the bracket?
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:35 AM   #6
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the caliper bolt is on the back of the caliper... behind the rotor...
take those out (might need some liquid wrench)
then hang your caliper up somewhere
then the rotor might be rusted on pretty tight
thats when the kick comes in..
if its the rear make sure yur in gear and take off the ebrake...
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Is that the thing that I painted red in the pic. Those I think are attached by two rounds around 3/4 in size
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what is the bracket?
the red part in the picture you posted
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I already took out two 10mm bolts, depressed the piston and took that and the pads off
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ok thanks
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yeah remove those
mine were 18mm i think.. same with a volvo...
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:38 AM   #12
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Ok you need to remove the lower caliper mounting bolt and losen the top one. Once that is done swing the bracket up and the rotor should come off. However they tend to get frozen on over time. Do you have replacements going on? if so then beat the snot out of these rotors in a circular pattern to losen then. That is what I had to do with mine.
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:41 AM   #13
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i hope he's replacing them..
they dont look too hot.. looks like a little grinding
pads too low?
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gotta do my rears soon before i get some grindidge
i like that word..

let us know how it went man!
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I took off the two 19mm bolts on the backside of the rotor and that took off the other part of the calper/ bracket. Now to I bang with a hammer or do i have to still take off that huge bolt in the middle of the rotor
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they are 18mm, use the right size thing putting them back on, its probably not very useful to round off the bolts with a larger socket.
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do i have to still take off that huge bolt in the middle of the rotor
answer your own question.

does it look like it has anything to do with holding the rotor on?



no.
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:11 AM   #17
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I ment 18mm, I bought a 19mm socket just in case as well
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no DO NOT take off the big bolt..
yes hit it with a hammer.. might wana put a block of wood betwwen the hammer and the rotor just because its good practice..
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the block of wood would likely save your ears, too. mine hurt after i did my brakes
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once ive finished, do i press down on the break pedle a lot , then start my car, and go for a hard drive to break them in
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