1997 FORD F250 4WD FRONT BRAKE ROTOR REPLACEMENT

  • Tiny
  • CGlaser
  • 1997 Ford F-250

I'm replacing the rotors and pads on this truck. The Haynes manual I have makes it sound like the rotors should just come off easily. After getting the rotor loose from the flange on the hub I'm realizing that the hub DOES have to come off prior to the rotor coming off. I popped the manual lockout cover to find that there is not a retaing " nut" persay it looks like i'm going to need a special wrench to remove the hub to get the rotor off. Am I correct or is there a much easier way to remove the rotor? Thanks CGlaser

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006 AT 7:18 AM

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  • Tiny
  • 2CarPros Ken
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You are correct, there is a special socket that is used for that job.

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2006 AT 2:33 PM
  • Tiny
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Make sure you look up in there real close some times they use a retaining wire to keep the nut from backing off if you been that wire it is a real drag. The socke is not like a usual socket it has rounded corners and I think it is a 2 1/4 in socket. I have to go to the shop tomorrow to look up some specs and I will look for sure on the socket so you can get the right one I bought mine in a set there is like 6 different ones.(NOS)

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Friday, September 15th, 2006 AT 9:29 PM

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