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Old 03-22-2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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front rotor replacement

i need to replace my front rotors. how much should i be looking to pay per rotor, where should i look to get them from, and should i get this professionally done?

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Old 03-22-2010, 07:54 PM   #2
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Replace them yourself.
Remove the wheel
remove the two bolts holding the caliper
take a "C" clamp and compress the piston on the caliper enough to slide off the rotor and replace it with a new one.

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Old 03-22-2010, 08:15 PM   #3
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Go to your local Auto parts store and buy a set of Pads and front rotors. Dont buy the cheapest pads but u dont really need the most expensive set either. Get some silicone for the backs of the pads so they dont make noise, should be called "break quiet" or something like that. And pick up a haynes or chiltons manual for the Jeep. Very easy job should be an hour or so and a lil over $100
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What ratuna said, except pick up some brake cleaner too.

I'm terrible with mechanical stuff, but when I first got my jeep I needed to change the front brake pads and didn't have much cash so my friend helped me do it. I should have changed out the rotors at the same time but didn't.

It's super easy to do and saves you some money.

p.s. I followed the instructions here: http://www.4x4xplor.com/disc-brakes.html
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:45 AM   #6
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thanks for the info and help!!
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:30 AM   #7
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Do one side at a time. Its a simple job, but I think for a beginner, its a great rule to abide by.
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Keep in mind that after the piston has been extended for a period of time they will develope a build-up and won't retract enough to release all pressure on rotor.This will cause heat from caliper sticking and will have to be replaced or re-built.After running down the road for a couple miles,get out and feel your rim.If its more than warm,replace caliper.

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