How do you remove a disk brake rotor Ford F-150?
first you remove the wheel and tire, then remove the caliper and
pads, remove the center bearing cap, remove the cotter pin
(remember to save it for reuse so don't destroy it) then remove the
jam nut, loosen and remove the nut under that and pull the rotor
straight out. Reassembly is the exact reverse of the disasembly
instructions. Hope that helps.
The following procedure is for a 2000 F-150 right out of the
factory service manual.
1. Raise and support the vehicle; for additional information,
refer to �Section 100-02�.
2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly; for additional
information, refer to �Section 204-04�.
3. WARNING: Asbestos fiber dust may be present on brake and
clutch assemblies and is hazardous to health if inhaled.
Brake and clutch assemblies should be cleaned using a vacuum
cleaner recommended for use with asbestos fibers such as a
brake/clutch/service vacuum. The bag must be labeled per OSHA
instructions, sealed, and the trash hauler notified as to the bag's
If a vacuum suitable for asbestos is not available, cleaning
should be done wet. If dust generation is still possible,
technicians should wear government-approved toxic dust purifying
Occupational health and safety act (OSHA) requires areas where
asbestos dust generation is possible to be isolated and posted with
warning signs. Only technicians performing brake or clutch repair
should be present in the area.
WARNING: Brake fluid contains polyglycol ethers and polyglycols.
Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. If
brake fluid contacts eyes, flush eyes with running water for 15
minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists. If taken
internally, drink water and induce vomiting. Get medical attention
CAUTION: Brake fluid is harmful to painted and plastic surfaces.
If brake fluid is spilled onto a painted or plastic surface,
immediately wash it with water.
Disconnect the front brake hose (2078).
1 Remove the front brake hose bolt.
2 Disconnect the front brake hose.
3 Remove and discard the copper washers. Plug the front brake
hose. 4. Remove the disc brake caliper (2B120).
1 Remove the disc brake caliper bolts.
2 Lift the disc brake caliper off the front disc brake caliper
anchor plate (2B292).
5. Inspect the disc brake caliper for leaks.
l If leaks are found, disassembly is required; refer to Caliper
in this section.
1. Remove the front disc brake caliper anchor plate; for
additional information, refer to �Brake Caliper Anchor Plate� in
2. On 4x4 vehicles, remove the brake disc (1125).
3. On 4x2 vehicles, remove the brake disc and hub (1102) as
1 Remove the hub grease cap (1131).
2 Remove the cotter pin.
3 Remove the nut retainer.
4 Remove the spindle nut.
5 Remove the front wheel outer bearing retainer washer
6 Remove the outer front wheel bearing (1216).
7 Remove the brake disc and hub.
4. If necessary on 4x2 vehicles, remove the front wheel
1 Remove the wheel hub grease seal (1190).
2 Remove the front wheel bearing.
1. On 4x4 vehicles, position the brake disc to the wheel
l Use Metal Brake Parts Cleaner F3AZ-19579-SA or equivalent to
clean the brake disc and hub.
2. On 4x2 vehicles, thoroughly clean and inspect the front wheel
bearings and the brake disc and hub.
l Use Metal Brake Parts Cleaner F3AZ-19579-SA or equivalent.
3. On 4x2 vehicles, lubricate the front wheel bearings.
l Use Premium Long-Life Grease XG-1-C or -K or equivalent
meeting Ford specification ESA-M1C75-B.
4. On 4x2 vehicles, install a new wheel hub grease seal.
1 Install the inner front wheel bearing.
2 Install a new wheel hub grease seal.
5. On 4x2 vehicles, install the brake disc and hub.
1 Position the brake disc and hub.
2 Install the outer front wheel bearing.
3 Install the front wheel outer bearing retainer washer.
4 Install the spindle nut.
6. While rotating the brake disc and hub, tighten the spindle
7. Loosen the spindle nut two turns.
8. Tighten the spindle nut while rotating the brake disc and
9. Loosen the spindle nut.
10. Tighten the spindle nut while rotating the brake disc and
11. On 4x2 vehicles, install the following components:
1 Install the nut retainer.
2 Install the cotter pin.
3 Install the hub grease cap.
12. Install the front disc brake caliper anchor plate (2B292);
for additional information, refer to �Brake Caliper Anchor Plate�
in this section.
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You don't need to disconnect the brake line from calliper, just
disconnect whole calliper assembly from wheel, and with coat hunger
or other wire hung the calliper from coil spring, out of the way,
then proceed with removing rotor.