Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement - Front RWD
Flip Rotor and Hub Step 32 - Install rotor mounting bolts while holding the rotor upward. Make sure all bolts are threaded in before tightening.
Reinstall Rotor Mounting Bolts Step 32 - Using a impact wrench or socket wrench, tighten the mounting bolts evenly to ensure a square mount against the bearing hub.
Tighten Rotor Mounting Bolts
Axle Bearings Grease Seal Spindle Washer Retainer Step 34 - Once lined up clean each part using a shop towel. The old grease inside the bearing will be forced out in the next step.
Clean Axle Bearings Grease Seal Spindle Washer Retainer Step 35 - Re-align components to be installed, ready for assembly.
Cleaned Axle Bearings Grease Seal Spindle Washer Retainer Step 36 - Axle bearing grease is used to lubricate the axle bearing while in use.
Axle Bearing Grease Step 37 - Scoop a hardy amount of grease out of the container and transfer it to the palm of the opposite hand. (This is where vinyl gloves come in handy.)
Grease Dollop Step 38 - While grasping each bearing, thrust the grease into the bearing, while forcing the old grease out. Continue this action until both bearings are complete.
Packing Bearings Step 39 - With an additional grease dollop, coat inner and outer bearing races.
Apply Grease Step 40 - Once the grease has been applied, reinstall the inner bearing (cone down).
Install Inner Bearing Step 41 - After the bearing has been installed, set the grease seal into place, (cone lip outward).
Set Grease Seal Step 42 - Using flat bar stock or equivalent, hammer the seal into the bearing hub, continue until flush.
Grease Seal Installation Step 43 - With a clean shop towel, wipe the outside surface of the bearing hub. (Note: Keep cleaner out from bearing area.)
Wipe Outer Surface Step 44 - Then, using carburetor cleaner and a clean shop towel clean the rotor braking surface.
Cleaning Rotor Brake Surface Step 45 - Next, gently turn the rotor assembly over and apply grease to the outer bearing race.
Grease Outer Bearing Race Step 46 - Install the outer axle bearing (cone down) and seal with a layer of grease.
Install Outer Axle Bearing Step 47 - Once the outer bearing has been installed, use a clean shop towel and cleaner to free the surface from grease and dirt, the assembly is ready to install.
Clean Rotor Braking Surface