First, an service manual is essential for any repair work. The dealer has them, as do Haynes and Chilton.
4x4 hubs have many different designs, all of which are jammed in one spot of my memory, so bear with me.. Designs with hubbed rotors, such as the Ranger, will require hub removal first. They require special tools, such as snap ring pliers, picks, and special sockets.
The Ranger outer hub cover, unlike most other models, will just slide off to reveal the inner. If there are any retaining washers left on the wheel studs, they must be removed first. On most models the inner hub will stay in place after the outer is removed. The inner and outer hub fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. Do not force them back together.
Once you see the inner portion of the hub, you will see a snap ring on the splined axle in the center. Remove the snap ring, and pull the inner hub out. The inner hub can be held with a spring clip. The spring clip must be removed or compressed on some models with a pic before the hub will come out, depending on design. The spring clip fits in a groove on the outer splined portion of the hub.
Now you will be able to see the retainer or spindle nut(s) which require a special socket. Some retaining washers are held in by screws which must be removed to get the washer off before the nut can be seen.
The spindle nut(s) can be large hex, or round with grooves. Make sure any retaining tabs in the nut grooves, spindle groove, or on the hex flats are bent back, or removed. Retaining washers located in between the outer and inner nut will have a tab which must be bent out of the way.
Single nut spindles and some double nut spindles will have a retainer screwed to the nut, or a pin inserted into the spindle groove.
Remove outer nut, then retaining washer, if applicable, and retaining nut. The bearings and rotor should then slide off the spindle. The retaining nut sets the bearing preload, and the jam nut and/or retaining tab/washer holds it in place. The bearings do not need much preload, so obtain torque specs and instructions from your manual. On this type, there will be a very small amount of hub play when correctly assembled.
Lay all parts out in order on a clean cloth. Do one side at a time. All parts must be cleaned, inspected, and relubricated before re-assembly. Check operation of hub before driving. When locked, or auto-locking, turning the axle should turn the rotor. Otherwise the rotor should be able to spin without the axle. The rotor assembly should spin freely.
I have a 2000 Ranger Supercab 4x4 and just did this. I did buy a Haynes Manuals which is usually very good, but in this case it was not accurate.
Replacement of the the font rotors is quite simple. Remove the front wheel. Remove the two bolts that hold the disc brake caliper onto the arm/spindle. Remove the caliper.
The rotor should be free at this point to slide of the lug nuts. Replace in reverse order.
(2000.5 and up have Live axle set-ups, and this is where the clarity of the Haynes and Chilton's seems to get lost a bit, as they don't differentiate this from the older Auto/Manual hub setups. There is no engagment at the hub for 4x4, the axle shafts, diff, and front drive shaft are always connected to the front wheels and always spinning.)
Replace rotor / cut rotor & replace brakes.
first measure the brake rotor then inspect the rotor surface inspect the brake pad surface if either is rough or irregular then replace the rotor you will have better brake performance and brake pad -rotor life thank you
Knock pins out holding the caliper in place. Pull caliper off of rotor. Remove old pads from inside of caliper. Sometimes, the back pad will still be sitting against the back of the rotor. Replace front pad back in the same grooves on the caliper.
It can be easy to change the brake rotors. Lift the car, remove the tire, brake shoe and rotor, put on the new rotor, replace the brake shoe, tire and lower the car.
jack up truck on stands, take wheel of , brake pads, then rotor lock nuts, rotor, after there are 5 nuts (15mm) take them of and that's all.
The minimum thickness number should be cast into the rotor.
You remove the tire and wheel, then the brake caliper, followed by the caliper holding frame. Now the rotor will be free.
It is important to maintain your brakes properly. The minimum brake rotor thickness for a 2003 Ford Ranger is 0.99 inches.
Jack up the front of your 1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Remove the brake pad assembly. Loosen the brake rotor by tapping on it with a hammer or mallet. Slide the brake rotor off. Reverse the process to install the new brake rotor.
Remove the wheel, from the car. Remove the brake caliper, from the rotor. Check the rotor, for grooving,glazing, and warpage, also thickness. If any of this is present, have the rotor turned, or replaced. Then replace the brake pads, with new ones. Make sure the brake pads are compatible with the rotors that you are using.
How do I remove the front rotors so I can replace the CV joints? .... After removing the brake pads and caliper assembly, of course.
Can I reuse a resurfaced brake rotor with a new rotor on a car
Begin by removing the tire and wheel from your 2001 Ford F2 50 pickup truck. Remove the brake assembly. Tap on the brake rotor with a hammer or mallet. Slide the brake rotor off and reverse the process to install the new brake rotor.
It is important for a person to learn how to change the brake rotors. A person needs to lift the car, remove the tire, brake shoe and rotor, put on the new rotor, replace the brake shoe tire and then lower the car.
Remove wheel Remove caliper mounting bolts Slide caliper off rotor Rotor should slide off hub
Changing brake rotors is pretty easy. One lifts the car, removes the tired, brake shoe and then the brake rotor. Next replace the brake rotor, put the brake shoe and tire back on the car and lower it back to the ground.
Remove the tire and wheel from your 1995 Chevrolet K 3500. Remove the front brake assembly. Tap on the brake rotor with a hammer or mallet until it becomes loose. Slide the brake rotor off.
The minimum front brake rotor thickness is three aids of an inch. When the rotor does not have the minimum thickness the auto mechanic replacing the brakes can not use the rotor.
The 1998 Ford Ranger speed sensor ring can be located on the passenger wheel. The speed sensor ring will be on the inside of the brake rotor.
The front brake rotor, on a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado, can be removed by first removing the wheel. Next, remove the brakes. The rotor will slide off
cheap;, no heat dissipation,worn out rotors brake cylinder collapsed into the rotor
Remove the tire and wheel from your 1995 Chevy. Remove the brake assembly. Tap on the brake rotor with a mallet or hammer. The brake rotor will slide off.
Take it to your mechanic but make sure you bring your first born to pay him.
Remove the wheel and tire assembly and the brake caliper then the brake rotor will slide right off.
The answer and dimensions are stamped in the stock brake rotor of your vehicle.