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Old 11-09-2013, 07:48 PM   #1
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Remove front brake rotors

Seems easy enough...

To remove the front rotors off my '87 YJ, do I need to remove the spindle nut?

The new rotors are s 'slip on', and are held in place by the wheel. While the old rotor looks to be the same, I cannot get it to come off.

And I can't get the spindle nut off either.

Suggestions welcome.

Thanks, Mike

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Old 11-09-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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no need to remove the nut... once you have the caliper off.. the rotor should come off. I will guess the thin round metal like washers are no longer on the stud.. if so remove them... My guess is the rotor is frozen.. try hitting it from the back side with a hammer.

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no need to remove the nut... once you have the caliper off.. the rotor should come off. I will guess the thin round metal like washers are no longer on the stud.. if so remove them... My guess is the rotor is frozen.. try hitting it from the back side with a hammer.
That's just what I needed! I'll dig out the bigger hammer. I've already pounded the backside with a 1lb.

Right, no such washers on the stud.

I also sprayed it with PBlaster in hopes of it loosing up a bit by tomorrow.

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When you reassemble it put some anti-seize lube around the hub to help prevent it from getting stuck again.
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When you reassemble it put some anti-seize lube around the hub to help prevent it from getting stuck again.
Great suggestion, thanks!
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