Brakes, loosening rotor screws

Tiny
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I have been loosening rotor screws for years (ones that hold rotor to hub). I never could figure out the purpose or need for them since the rotor is held on by the caliper and the caliper bracket. Hopefully you can help me out. Are these really needed? What purpose if any do they serve? Can I get by without them? They can be a you no what to remove.
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Thursday, March 14th, 2019 AT 1:27 PM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon,

The reason for them was for the assembly line. When they rolled over the suspension, they did not want the rotor falling off. I usually never installed them back on when doing a brake job.

It is like the washers GM used on there drums. Same thing.

Roy
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Thursday, March 14th, 2019 AT 2:45 PM
Tiny
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That answers that question completely. I could never figure out why? Now I know.
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Thursday, March 14th, 2019 AT 4:18 PM
Tiny
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Yep, you have to think like an engineer.

Roy
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Thursday, March 14th, 2019 AT 4:24 PM

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