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How do you put on new rotors and disc brakes?

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2015-07-15 20:48:30
2015-07-15 20:48:30

Remove the tire, remove the brake calipers( The part that holds the brack pads in place, Once that is removed, You can remove the brake rotors and put new ones on. Depending on the style of rotors, You may have to remove and repack the wheel bearings to put new rotors on. Most current cars and rotors are seprate from the lug nut assembaly. So when that you are done the rotor is held on by the caliper assembaly and your wheels lug nuts and a couple of guild pins. .

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