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Ok so ordered the brake rotors yesterday.
I will be following this for the rears
#1 remove axle shaft with the 6 or 8 bolts on the end of the shaft.
#2 remove the caliper and mounting bracket.
#3 get a ford hub-nut tool, and remove the hub nut. I got a really nice one from Orielly's for about $30 because I use them a lot. I think they also rent them or there is cheaper ones available.
#4 remove the hub AND rotor as one piece. be careful not to get grime in the bearings. Actually, if you have never replaced the back bearings (and races) and seals, now would be a fantastic time to do it.
#5 Turn the hub/rotor over and look at the inside. There will be about 6 or 8 bolts inside there that will need a special tool to remove. They are called "E-Sockets", and the are basically like the opposite of Torx and fairly large. I found a set of "E-Sockets" at Tractor Supply Co. (Farm Hand brand, I think), but they are available at auto parts stores too. Those suckers are torqued in there pretty tight. I forget the specs on them. What i did was turn my torque wrench up a little at a time till I found out what torque they broke at, and then put them back in at the same torque.
#6 Once you get your cursing and knuckle breaking done, then take them to have them turned at a auto parts store or machine shop. If they are too messed up you might need a new set.
#7 the set I did were on an E450 van, and I had some bad brake guide pins that needed replacing. Consider new brake hardware when you put it back together. I had to get these special guide pins at the Ford dealer.
#8 I believe that on an F350 the parking brake is inside the brake rotor. check the shoes, and replace them while you are there, if you need to. You might as well, since you are there already.
#9 Reassembly is the reverse of the disassembly.
Anything missing? It has never been apart as far as I know should I get the back bearings seals?
Anyone have a writeup for this and the fronts?
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2000 DRW CC 7.3
Exterior: 08 Exterior Clone, 22.5's
Engine Mods: GTP38R WW2, 5 inch exhaust,T500, 6637, TW tunes,DI Up pipes, 6.7 fuel pump fuel system.
Trans Mods: 6.0 trans cooler, JW Valve body,Billet triple disc converter.
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