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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-30-1999, 03:14 PM
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Installing Rotors

Sorry for the trivial question, but I hope I can benefit from others' experiences. I'm about to swap in two new rotors on my front dana 30 axle. The old ones are pretty rusted. Any tips that might help make removal & installation a little easier (not that this will be a difficult job to begin with)?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-30-1999, 03:29 PM
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Re: Installing Rotors

No big secrets here. The hardest part is that lock washer you have to bend. Just make sure you use new bearings, might as well
since you are there. Oh, don't fool around with the workings of the locking hub unless you have to, just lube it up before you put it
back together.

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Re: Installing Rotors

That's not a bad question. You have to remove the hub to get to the rotors. Some needle nose
pliers are helpful when removing the c-clip on the axle. Also as you take each piece off, place
them in order so you can put everything back without trying to figure out what goes where.
While you are there inspect the wheel bearings and pack them with bearing grease when you
put it back together. Oh and if you have done any hard off roadin you may have broken a few
of the those bolts if you have the 5 bolt plastic hubs. One suggestion would be to replace
them with 8 grade bolts. When I stripped appear my hubs only 1 bolt was left on the passenger
side. Any other ideas?

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Re: Installing Rotors

Yeah, one suggestion here on the hubs. You could go the stud route, but I've never had one loosen just with putting a lock washer
behind the head of the bolt.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 10-01-1999, 12:26 AM
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Re: Installing Rotors

You might want to do one side at a time so that you can compare things if you get messed up. I usually use a clean towel and lay things out in the order I remove them so that I reinstall them in the proper order. I most always get fooled by the little anti-rattle spring that holds the bottom of the inboard brake pad, just can't seem to remember which way it goes. John

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