REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Loosen the wheel lug nuts.
- Jack up the front of the vehicle and support on jackstands.
- Remove the wheel and tire.
- Remove the brake caliper assembly as described earlier in this section, but do not disconnect the brake hose.
- Suspend the caliper assembly by a piece of wire. Do not allow it to hang by the brake hose.
- Follow the procedure given under wheel bearing removal in Suspension & Steering for models with manual and automatic locking hubs.
New rotor assemblies come protected with an anti-rust coating which should be removed with denatured alcohol or degreaser. New hubs must be packed with EP wheel bearing grease.
- Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
See Figure 1
- Inspect the rotor for cracks, grooves or waviness. Rotors that aren't too badly scored or grooved can be resurfaced by most automotive shops.
- Measure the rotor thickness using a caliper gauge.
- Minimum rotor thickness should be 0.81 in. (20.5mm). If refinishing exceeds that, the rotor will have to be replaced.