F150 FRONT ROTOR

2004 Ford F-150

Tiny

quinterks

January, 8, 2010 AT 7:50 AM

Brakes problem
2004 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 90,000 miles

I have a 2004, F-150, 4X2 Supercrew Lariat, 5.4 V-8, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes. The vehicle has 90,000 miles. I tires replaced and while the truck was up on the lift I looked at the brake rotors and pads. The rotors and pads had normal wear but I knew that pads would need replacement within the next 10,000 miles. I asked the auto shop, a nation wide business that does tires, batteries, brakes, front-end alignments, and lube services, to measure the wear on the rotors. I was told that the rear rotors could be turned when I replaced the pads, but the front rotors on the truck cannot be turned because the wheel bearing are a sealed part of the rotor so when I replace the pads I would have to have new brake rotors installed. Is this true that the front rotors on 2004 F-150 trucks cannot be turned if there is normal wear and the thickness is within the limits?

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Tiny

Docfixit

January, 8, 2010 AT 12:20 PM

Your being hosed rotor simply pulls off hub on 4WD see diagram


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/198357_Graphic_313.jpg


Let me guess Firestone?

Tiny

zinkdavid

January, 26, 2010 AT 3:22 PM

Just had my front brakes done (04 F150 xlt, 70,000 miles), ran into the same situation and this came from my mechanic I have been using for many years. He started investigating and found it was a year Ford had a better idea and put a bunch of heave duty parts on the brake systems. He said there was no way to turn them and had to replace.

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