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Old 04-05-2011, 04:22 AM
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Front Rotor Removal for Dually

I've been looking around for a decent set of instructions and haven't really found anything other that what I pretty much guessed on my own. Looking for confirmation please...

I have an 05 6.0 CC DRW and the brakes are pulsating so I am thinking I need to turn rotors. I had the front wheel off to look at what was underneath- a big, honking spacer and then the conventional looking rotor/caliper hardware. I figure take the nuts off the studs through the spacer and it should slide off the hub, unbolt the caliper and its hanger bracket and the rotor should be free to pull off.

Is this correct? Anything else I need to know or be concerned about? What's the trick to holding the spacer in place while removing the lugs (besides wedging a 2x4 between the studs)?

Thanks in advance!

Chris
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take the bolts off the spacer then get a BFH and some wood it will pop off too then remove the caliper mounting bracket and be prepaired to love tap the rotor. Rotors are cheap so if you mess up just go but new matching fronts for possibly 150 bucks..


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i have a bar made for the studs piece of metal that slides ofer the stud and on the ground it works so the 2x4 will work too
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Thanks Goose.

I forgot to mention it's 4x4. There's nothing else to worry about in the hub or the 4x4 crap is there?

Chris
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not sure about the dually, but its usually cheaper to just buy new rotors then to have them turned
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Thanks Goose.

I forgot to mention it's 4x4. There's nothing else to worry about in the hub or the 4x4 crap is there?

Chris
No the hub will stay there the spacer will prob be a big PIA to get free then the rotor as well. Like he said above rotors are usually cheaper to just buy new ones.


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...the spacer will prob be a big PIA to get free then the rotor as well...
Yeah, that's the impression I've been getting in the Youtube videos that had some reference to getting at the brakes. None of them had the spacer (no dually videos) but there are a few that had the BFH for the rotor.

Thanks again gents!

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you have the diresctions right, sometimes the spacers nd rotor are rusted frozen in place. But thats the way to do it.
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Thanks for all who replied... Successfully got everything taken off. Rotors are marginally salvageable and currently being turned- not sure if they'll clean up with what's left. Rotors are in stock though and truck should be back together this eve.

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does anyone know what the nuts on the dually spacer to rotor need to be torqued to? What is everyone using to get the nuts on and off? wrench? socket? i will be doing my brakes soon as well
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