lol. remove the brake calipers. you'll see.
No you don't need to remove that pin and the big bolt, that's for your axel.Gandalf said:Well I was going to start installing my new brake setups today and one I got the wheels off I realized I didnt have a clue how to remove the rotors. For the fronts do you have to remove the cotter pin (how do you unbend that thing? and can I reuse it). And then remove that very large nut, what size is that thing ayway? I doubt I have a socket that big or that deep. As for the rears I have no clue. Any help would be great, thanks!
You should make a HOW-TO:chimmike said:lol. remove the brake calipers. you'll see.
Oh, you're doing the rears too? Yeah...different procedure there. You have to turn the piston a certain direction (clockwise?) to get the piston to go back in (only on the rears). Um...definitely check out the FSM before doing this install, then. I can't get the FSM to load for some reason, so if you can't either...I'll try to give you pointers, but it was forever and a day ago that Havok and I installed his brake components.Gandalf said:Thanks extreme, I have done brake pads before, just never rotors. I know how to cmpress the piston in a normal caliper with a C-clamp, but I had heard the rears were different, something to do with 2 holes that you stick a tool into and the piston actual rotates to get pushed back in.
Good point, but you shouldn't have to hit that hard...if you do, then you're going to damage something.MoltenSpec03 said:Yeah if you really have trouble with your rotors a large gear puller works great thats what I ended up doing. oh and when your hitting your rotor with a hammer you should put the lugs on part way because if you don't when the rotor breaks loose they will fly off.