I am no mechanic by any means but I do know a little, I have changed brakes before in my time but mostly on small cars and one blazer that I had. Usually the rotors are held on by the brake calipers, the unit that houses the brake pads. Look behind the caliper in order to find the 2 bolts that support the whole unit, be sure they are the correct ones and carefully remove them by means of a wrench, socket or alien key. Once you have removed the brake caliper place it down carefully without rupturing or twisting the brake line. You bay have to pry open the brake pads or make space between the disk and brake pads by moving the brake piston back into the caliper housing like a turtle would put its head back into its shell in order to loosen off the caliper. Be careful not to damage the rubber seal located around the piston head. Once you have loosened the caliper and have laid it down away from the rotor, the rotor should easily be pulled off. Have a small hammer to softly hit it from behind if you need to do so.
remove the brake caliper and the rotors come right off
tools you need for job
Actually , the 1996 Ford Explorer has small emergency brake shoes inside the back of the disc brake rotors on the REAR brakes only
warped rotors change them and it should be fine
Rear rotors should last 100,000 miles easily!! change your brake shoes at around 45-50,000 miles
how to change rotors on a 2001 Chevy lumina
Are you having a problem with your timing CHAIN ?
Lug wrench, metric socket set, "C" clamp
Hire a mechanic!
On a 1996 Ford Explorer : ( r134a )
nope grease cap is not threaded, can usually remove it with a big set of channel locks
When rotors need to be changed usually the pads have worn down. It is always a good idea to change pads when changing rotors.
Change front brake rotors on a 1998 Hyundai Accent?
Inside fule tank must remove tank to do so.
5 quarts with filter change
As long as your rotors are not warped, or you have not let the brake pads wear to the point they defaced the rotors, there is no need to change them. Just install new brake pads. Rotors can last the life of the car.
Remove the wheel, the calipers and the rotors, reverse procedure with new rotors.
how do you manually close a sunroof in a 1996 ford explorer.
Warped brake rotors........
To change rear rotors on a 2001 Jetta, raise the vehicle with a jack. Then remove the wheel and the calipers. Finally, pull of the rear rotors.?æ?æ
No , the 4.0 L V6 engine in a 1996 Ford Explorer is an OHV not a SOHC
See the related question I just linked for you.