REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Raise the car, support it with jackstands, and remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove the brake caliper as outlined earlier in this section.
- Remove the dust cap and remove the wheel bearing nut after removing the cotter pin.
- Remove the wheel bearing, hub, and disc assembly from the spindle.
- Installation is in the reverse order of removal. Adjust the wheel bearing as outlined in this section.
- Check the disc for any obvious defects such as excessive rust, chipping, or deep scoring. Light scoring is normal on disc brakes.
- Make sure there is no wheel bearing play and then check the disc for runout as follows:
- Install a dial indicator on the caliper so that its feeler will contact the disc about one inch below its outer edge.
- Turn the disc and observe the runout reading. If the reading exceeds 0.002 in., the disc should be replaced.
All brake rotors (discs) have a minimum thickness dimension cast into them, on the hub between the lugs. This is the minimum wear dimension and not a refinish dimension. Do not reuse a brake rotor that will not meet specifications.
Refinishing of brake rotors can be handled at machine shops equipped for brake work.