Front brake repair

Tiny
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  • 1999 LEXUS LX 470
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES

How do I remove the front rotors as they need to be either turned or replaced.

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Thursday, July 21st, 2011 AT 9:23 PM

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Tiny
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Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheel. Remove 2 caliper retaining bolts and remove caliper. Support caliper securely out of way. Remove brake disc. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts and nut to specifications.

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Thursday, July 21st, 2011 AT 11:54 PM
Tiny
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I really need more detail then that as this is a 4 wheel drive and the rotor or brake disc as you call it does not just come off after you remove the caliper. Did I pay you enough money to get specific to my vehicle? I have done many brake jobs on cars but don't really know how to remove the hub and rotor on this vehicle. Also the brake pads are held in place by 2 pins that seem to be rusted in place, any advise on how to get those pins free so the brake pads can be removed? I will appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks Gary

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Friday, July 22nd, 2011 AT 1:19 AM
Tiny
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You probably have to use penetrating oil/heat on the pins-as far as taking the rotor out-you need to remove the spindle nut/outer bearing-Sorry this is all I got from Mit1

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Friday, July 22nd, 2011 AT 1:40 AM
Tiny
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What is Mit1? Is there someone else that could help me? I hope you understand that the info you have given me is not really worth anything.

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Friday, July 22nd, 2011 AT 1:44 AM
Tiny
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Mit1 is a national automotive references-How much is your donation and I'll have it return or await for someone/expert to assist you-

FRONT BRAKE DISC
Removal & Installation (Land Cruiser)
Raise vehicle and remove wheels. Remove bolt and disconnect brakeline from steering knuckle. Remove 2 bolts, washer and brake caliper. Support brake caliper securely. Remove grease cap from flange. Remove snap ring. Remove 6 nuts and washers. Remove 6 nuts and cone washers. Remove flange and gaskets. Remove lock nut, lock washer and adjusting nut. Remove disc with axle hub. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts and nut to specifications. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS.
Removal & Installation (RAV4 & Tundra)
Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheel. Remove 2 caliper retaining bolts and remove caliper. Support caliper securely out of way. Remove brake disc. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts and nut to specifications. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS.
Removal & Installation (Sienna)
Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheel. Remove cotter pin and hub lock cap. Remove hub nut. Remove 2 caliper retaining bolts and remove caliper. Support caliper securely out of way. Remove claw washer, outer bearing and axle hub with brake disc. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts and nut to specifications. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS.
Removal & Installation (Tacoma 2WD)
Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheel. Remove 2 caliper retaining bolts and remove caliper. Support caliper securely out of way. Remove cotter pin and hub lock cap. Remove hub nut. Remove claw washer, outer bearing and axle hub with brake disc. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts and nut to specifications. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS.
Removal & Installation (Tacoma 4WD & 4Runner)
Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheel. Remove and plug flexible brake hose from caliper. On Tacoma, remove snap ring. Remove 2 bolts and remove brake caliper and brake disc. Secure caliper out of way. To install, reverse removal procedure. Be sure to install brake hose lock securely into lock hole in caliper. Tighten bolts and nut to specifications. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS.

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Friday, July 22nd, 2011 AT 1:54 AM
Tiny
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My vehicle is much the same as a Land Cruiser and the information you provided this time is helpful. No need to return my donation I think I can get it from here on. Sometimes it just takes a little information to make me feel comfortable following the direction I am on. Thanks again.

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Friday, July 22nd, 2011 AT 2:04 AM
Tiny
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You're welcomed and TY for using 2carpros

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Friday, July 22nd, 2011 AT 2:06 AM

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