Nissan/Datsun 200SX/510/610/710/810/Maxima 1973-1984 Repair Guide

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely on jackstands and remove the wheels.
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  3. Remove brake caliper assembly and wheel hub assembly. Refer to the necessary procedures in . Make sure not to twist the brake hose.
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  5. Remove the brake disc/wheel hub from the vehicle.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal. Adjust the wheel bearings.
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INSPECTION





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Fig. Fig. 1 To remove the brake disc (rotor), safely raise the vehicle, then remove the wheel



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Fig. Fig. 2 Once the caliper is removed, pry off the wheel bearing dust cap



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Fig. Fig. 3 Remove the cotter pin at the castellated nut, then discard the pin-replace with a new one



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Fig. Fig. 4 Remove the nut and nut cap to expose the wheel bearings



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Fig. Fig. 5 Remove the large washer and wheel bearing from the spindle



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Fig. Fig. 6 With the outer wheel bearings removed, pull off the rotor from the spindle



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Fig. Fig. 7 In most cases, you will have to remove the inner wheel bearings (arrow)



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Fig. Fig. 8 The bearing seal must be pried out-these damage often and must be replaced

Check the brake rotor for roughness, cracks or chips. The rotor can be machined on a brake lathe; many auto parts stores have complete machine shop service.

 
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