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Ahhh!! Real time brake rotor help!

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by djawahir, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. djawahir

    djawahir

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    Hi guys, I'm replacing my rotors on the front of my FJ60 and I'm stuck. I removed the disc caliper, the small black hub cover (the one that you turn to lock and unlock the wheel), and the retaining clip on the inside of the hub. The disc is still not coming off. What should I do?
     
  2. Dynosoar

    Dynosoar Slightly Disturbed SILVER Star

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    Changeing the rotors is an involved process.

    Step #1: remove wheel
    2. remove caliper
    3. remove outer locking hub (or flange)
    4. remove C clip
    5. remove inner hub (this can be fun due to the cone washers)
    6. Remove wheel bering adjuster nuts (remember to bend back lock tabs)
    7. remove the entire hub/rotor assembly from the spindle.
    8. There are two 14mm hex bolts on the back of the rotor, remove those.
    9. Press out (or you can use a BFH and a brass drift) the studs.
    10. Once the studs are out the rotor will be free.
    11. Reverse the process (remember to repack your wheel berings and repalce all seals and gaskests while your there) Follow the FSM guidlines for all retorque and wheel bering settings.

    Good Luck


    Dynosoar
     
  3. djawahir

    djawahir

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    I got ya so far. I didn't realize it would be so involved.

    I guess I am at the stage where I need to remove the inner hub. Do I need any special tools for any of this?
     
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    Jan-78FJ40

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    I did not know that the studs need to come out before the rotor can be removed. are you 100% about that?

    thanks
    Jan
     
  5. lonelydriver

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    I believe the studs go through the hub and rotor, so yes you'll have to remove them. They're a $%&$% to take out.. atleast mine were. I heard people taking them to a machine shop to press them out.
     
  6. Dynosoar

    Dynosoar Slightly Disturbed SILVER Star

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    Yes, the studs are pressed through the rotors into the hub.

    It is this way on my '82 and a friends '83.

    Dynosoar


    (I have a 12 ton press at home so it made the job easy.)
     
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    X2

    could use a large vise, too.
     
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    thanks.
    I misunderstood, and thought it had been suggested that this has to be done while the rotor is still on the axle.
    me stupid.
    J
     
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    a brass drift and a BFH works just fine for removing and reinstalling the studs
     
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    You guys are really great. I appreciate the real time help! I actually didn't replace the rotors this time around. I really didn't realize the amount of work it would take to get it done until you guys chimed in. I only upgraded the calipers on the front to the 4runner ones.

    I'll have to look into that brass drift and a bigger hammer so I'll be prepared next time!
     
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    I am stuck doing the same thing. I have done everything from 1-9, but #10 is not working. Don't know if they are rusted together or what.

    Where do I hit w/ the BFH to seperate the rotor from the hug?

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks,

    Brian
     
  12. Dynosoar

    Dynosoar Slightly Disturbed SILVER Star

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    The rotor should come off of the back of the hub. I have seen them rust bonded together. Soak it with some pentrating oil and it should come apart. Since your replacing the rotors anyway, place hub with the rear face down (the face thats points toward the diff) and tap the rotor it self with the hammer and they should separate.

    Dynosoar
     
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