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Re: Well I\'m due for brakes!
Well, I just redid my brakes before christmas so I'll be the first:
Remove the caliper - hang outta the way
Take the locking hubs off [torx bits/snap ring pliers(possibly, depending on if there is actually a snap-ring on the end of the outer axle shaft), and some little screw drivers to pry out the retaining ring which holds the whole locking assembly inside the hub]
Then you'll need to use the special hub socket to remove the locknuts on the spindle. make sure that the lock rings go back together the same way they came apart to ensure the locking prong is in its proper place.
then pull the hub/rotor assembly off the spindle - be REAL careful doing this unless you plan on replacng the inner oil seal.
I can't help you with pressing off the old rotor and pressing on the new one - thats something I would take to a shop to get done.
Then installation is just the reverse. Everyone has a method for setting the lock rings, but the way I've been tought is to - SPIN the wheel in the forward roatation while doing this - tighten the inner nut until the wheel won't spin any more, then back it off to zero-lash (check 12 & 6 o'clock for bearing play), then crank her in another 1/4 of a turn or so.
I've also been told that if they are old bearings you want em sorta loose, and new ones tight.
That being said, heres the part you don't want to hear... While your in their you should do yourself a favor, and at least re-pack all the bearings, and put a new oil seal in each hub. My recommendation would also be to remove the spindle (lots of fun) check and/or replace the spindle bearing and seals, check the axle shaft u-joints, and never-seize the [censored] outta ever piece you put back onto the truck. Then next time you go in there to fix something stupid you won't be fitting getting stuff apart.
Hope that helps, but I imagine you already know most of that..