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How To Replace Brake Rotors

How do you replace brake rotors? – If you have the right tools, this is a pretty straightforward process. To begin, collect the following tools, affiliate elements and lubricants:

  • Pry device like a flathead screwdriver or small pry bar
  • Ratchet set including sockets in either metric or imperial sizes
  • Breaker bar
  • Torque wrench
  • Brake compression tool used to remove caliper retention elements
  • Brake cleaning solution
  • Brake grease
  • Jack & Jack stand
  • If necessary, a fluid capture vessel for use in bleeding the brakes and removing the calipers
  • Necessary pads and rotors. If you’re going to do the rotors, you may as well do the pads at the same time

Once you have all these pieces in hand, you can begin by:

1. Unbolt the top of the caliper clamshell. The bolt heads are usually on the back side of the caliper

2. Remove the caliper from the top of the rotor caliper. Once the top bolts are loose this second step usually necessitates some kind of pry tool

3. Open the top of the caliper and slide the brake pads out of the brake assembly itself

4. Unbolt the first bolt in the caliper/knuckle combination by removing the top bolt using a breaker bar

5. Once the second bolt is removed. Be careful to hold on to the caliper once it’s free; then set the caliper aside

6. With the wheel nuts already off the brake assembly, the rotor should be free and available to be removed from the axle hub

7. Replace the original rotor with a new unit; then reverse the entire process until all components are secure

You can save lots of money on maintenance when the time comes. And always, if you need to purchase new brake rotors, or any other brake systems requirement, buy those products from a reputable parts supplier.

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How To Replace Brake Rotors
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How To Replace Brake Rotors
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How do you replace brake rotors? – If you have the right tools, this is a pretty straightforward process.
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