Chevrolet Chevette/1000 1976-1988 Repair Guide

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1Place the edge of a suitable prytool under the edge of the dust cap ...



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Fig. Fig. 2... then pry the cap off without damaging it



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Fig. Fig. 3Unbend the cotter pin, then remove it from the spindle nut using a pair of needle-nose pliers. Discard the cotter pin and replace with a new one during installation



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Fig. Fig. 4Loosen and remove the spindle nut ...



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Fig. Fig. 5... then remove the washer



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Fig. Fig. 6Remove the brake disc (rotor) from the spindle



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Fig. Fig. 7View of the dust cap, cotter pin, spindle nut and washer and the outer wheel bearing

  1. Jack up the front of the car and support it safely with jackstands.
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  3. Remove the wheel and tire.
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  5. Remove the brake caliper as previously described.
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  7. Remove the hub dust cap, cotter pin, spindle nut and washer, and remove the disc. Do not allow the bearing to fall out of the hub when removing the disc.
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  9. Remove the outer bearing with the fingers.
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  11. Remove the inner bearing by prying out the grease seal. Discard the seal.
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  13. Thoroughly clean all parts in solvent and blow dry.
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  15. Check the bearings for cracked separators or pitting. Check the races for scoring or pitting.
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If it is necessary to replace either the inner or outer bearing it will also be necessary to replace the race for that bearing.

  1. Drive out the old race from the hub with a brass drift inserted behind the race in the notches in the hub.
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To install:

  1. Lubricate the new race with a light film of grease.
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  3. Use the proper tool to start the race squarely into the hub and carefully seat it.
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  5. Pack the inner and outer bearings with high melting point wheel bearing grease.
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  7. Place the inner bearing in the hub and install a new grease seal. The seal should be installed flush with the hub surface. Use a block of wood to seat the seal.
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  9. Install the disc over the spindle.
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  11. Press the outer bearing firmly into the hub by hand.
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  13. Install the spindle washer and nut. Adjust the wheel bearings as outlined in Front Wheel Bearing Adjustment.
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  15. Install the brake caliper. Tighten the brake caliper mounting bolts to 70 ft. lbs.
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  17. Install the wheel and tire.
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  19. Lower the car.
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