04-17-2008, 07:36 AM
Just a quick question folks,
I recently replaced the brake pads with ceramics as my old ones were going out anyway, and have new rotors as well to replace the old ones with, but am at a loss as to how to get the center bolt that seems to hold the rotor on, off.
I'm not quite sure if it requires a specialty tool, or if it just requires a regular socket, what size?
thanks for the help all
04-17-2008, 03:32 PM
The center nut holds the drivehshaft on & does not need to be removed. Simply remove the caliper & caliper bracket, then pull the rotor off, if the rotor is rusted & stuck (which it is probably is) then use a hammer & carefully hit the rotor until loose, then remove.
04-17-2008, 11:19 PM
You don't want to strike the rotor with steel so put a 2x4 over the rotor and tap that. If you have a heavy rubber or plastic mallet you can try that. The last thing you want to do is damage your expensive rotors even stock ones. The car is not that old so even with some rust it should come off without too much difficulty. Remember to tap the rotor, don't try to drive it off with one heavy blow.
04-19-2008, 01:45 AM
al74dart is correct in using the wood, but from your original post, I'm assuming you want to replace the rotors currently on the car with new ones, so damaging the old ones is not a concern. If you where reusing the rotors on the vehicle, them care must be taken as sugested by dart.
04-20-2008, 03:40 AM
You did not say if you were replacing all 4 rotors or just the front. Anyway, just a thought. NoLimitzInd may be interested in buying your old rotors assuming they are not damaged and in good shape. See his reply here to getting the stock rotors modified. http://www.scionlife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=219730
Even if he is not interested in them someone else may be so don't damage them if you don't have to.
04-20-2008, 01:42 PM
There should not be a center bolt that holds on the rotors. You should be able to undo your caliper and then the rotor should pull right off. In the back there might be a screw, but that is it. I will try and look at mine today.
Yes if the rear rotors are not messed up I would be willing to talk about buying them from you.
04-20-2008, 07:07 PM
thanks all, I got the new rotors on and the old ones off...