Brakes problem 1998 Toyota T-100 6 cyl 4WD auto

Tiny
MBFETSKO
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  • 1998 TOYOTA T-100
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 220,000 MILES
I want to like to get information on changing the front rotors on a 1998 Toyota T100 1-ton w/ automatic hubs. I have done front wheel rotor work before on RWD vehicles, so I have a reasonably good mechanical knowledge of the work. My biggest problem is finding the right tool to remove the spindle nut - mostly because I do not know what the size of this nut is. The local D-I-Y Auto Parts stores and my Haynes manual are all worthless to me in this matter.
A "step by step" guide and an exploded view would be of great assistance. Thanks.
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Sunday, March 13th, 2011 AT 7:46 PM

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Sunday, March 13th, 2011 AT 8:30 PM
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Raise vehicle and remove wheels. Remove 2 bolts and disconnect brakeline from steering knuckle.
Remove 2 brake caliper bolts. Support brake caliper securely. To remove flange, remove grease cap
from flange. Remove bolt, 6 mounting nuts and washers. Remove 6 cone washers. Install and tighten
2 bolts and remove flange. Remove gasket. Remove lock nut, lock washer, adjusting nut and claw
washer. Remove rotor with axle hub. Your spindle nut wrench should be available at Autozone by using their tool loaner program. The rotor and hub will come off together and you need (or I recommend) a vise to hold the rotor and use two hammers, place one in between the rotor and hub so the face of the hammer rests on the hub flange, use the other hammer(ball peen prefered) and strike the first hammer, repeat and rotate the rotor and it will seperate the rotor and hub. Remove the bolts first! I will look for pictures, but they arent available in Mitchell books?
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Sunday, March 13th, 2011 AT 8:43 PM
Tiny
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I located an exploded view of the front wheel assembly. What I was calling a spindle nut, is described in the drawing as the "Lock Nut" & the "Adjusting Nut".
I have been to AutoZone, Pep Boys and Advanced Auto Parts - all of which did not have the wrench I needed. The largest wrench they had (for sale or for rental) was a 36mm, which is way too small! I tried to measure the Lock Nut and it appears to be 2-1/16", but I can't be certain as the tip of the axle was in my way.
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Sunday, March 13th, 2011 AT 9:33 PM
Tiny
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These are specialty sockets made for the job. Tell them what you need it for or try Google search for KD tools
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Monday, March 14th, 2011 AT 9:47 AM

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