2000 Ford Expedition How to remove front brake rotors

Tiny
DARRENK
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  • 2000 FORD EXPEDITION
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 90,000 MILES
I need to replace the fromt brake rotors. I have removed the brake caliper and the caliper mounting bracket from the backing plate. The rotor seems to be rusted on the hub and wont come off. I have tried WD40 and applying heat to try to dislodge, then using a hammer on the back side of the rotor to try loosen it up. With no luck. It does not seem that the rotor is pressed on the hub.
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 AT 11:56 PM

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Tiny
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A little more force is all that is needed !

Removal & Installation (4WD Models - Except Excursion & Super Duty Pickup)
Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel. Remove anchor plate and caliper assembly. Remove rotor.
To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts and nuts. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS.
Removal (Excursion & Super Duty Pickup - 4WD)
Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel. Remove anchor plate and caliper assembly. See DISK BRAKE CALIPERS & PADS. On models with single rear wheels, remove rotor. On models with dual rear wheels, remove hub plate extender nuts, and remove hub extender plate. Remove rotor.
NOTE:If excessive force is used when removing rotor, it should be checked for lateral runout prior to installation. See ROTOR under OVERHAUL.
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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 AT 6:15 AM
Tiny
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Thanks. Now I know the rotors are not pressed in and require a puller to remove just a hammer.

NOTE:If excessive force is used when removing rotor, it should be checked for lateral runout prior to installation. See ROTOR under OVERHAUL

Please advise what "lateral runout" is?

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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 AT 10:36 AM
Tiny
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Lateral Runout (Front & Rear Disc)
On front disc brakes, tighten wheel bearing adjusting nut to eliminate bearing end play. Ensure rotor can be rotated by hand. When checking runout on Excursion and Super Duty Pickup rear disc brakes, make sure rear axle bearings are adjusted properly.
Once adjusted, DO NOT change rear bearing setting. Attach dial indicator to suspension, with indicator tip set 1" from outer edge of rotor face. Set dial indicator to zero, and slowly turn rotor. Take reading within a 6.00" (152.4 mm) radius on rotor. Runout must not exceed specification. See DISC BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS table. Resurface or replace rotor as required.
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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 AT 11:04 AM
Tiny
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Is it possible that the rotor and hub on this (4WD) truck is a one piece assembly. Not sure if the brakes or rotor on this truck has ever been changed. I have been taking a slede hammer to the back of the rotor to try to free it from the hub but without success. The caliper and caliper braket have been removed. Help! Thanks
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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 AT 7:44 PM
Tiny
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Does the vehicle have dual rear wheels .. this is the only other description I have ?

Removal (Excursion & Super Duty Pickup - 4WD)
Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel. Remove anchor plate and caliper assembly. See DISK BRAKE CALIPERS & PADS. On models with single rear wheels, remove rotor.****** On models with dual rear wheels, remove hub plate extender nuts, and remove hub extender plate. See Fig. 8. Remove rotor.******
NOTE:If excessive force is used when removing rotor, it should be checked for lateral runout prior to installation. See ROTOR under OVERHAUL.

Fig. 8: View Of Front Hub & Rotor Assembly (Super Duty Pickup - 4WD With Dual Rear Wheels)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/266999_exp_2.jpg

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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 AT 8:31 PM

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