93 Accord SE Rotors

Tiny
TRACY67
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  • 1993 HONDA ACCORD
I am changing the front Rotors on my 93 Honda Accord SE & just wondered. How in hek do I get the old ones off? Is there a special trick, cause I have all the bolts off but cannot seem to be able to get the mechanism off the front to be able to pull the old rotor out? Please help me

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Monday, October 15th, 2007 AT 4:22 PM

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Tiny
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If the hub is in front of the rotor, your in for a real rough time, You need a slide hammer to pull them from the car, and when they finally come off, the bears are no good! They will most likely come aparts with the balls flying out! Then a new seal and bearing must be pressed on and the new race installed in the hub! That means axle and knuckle removal. If I have my years right. If the rotor is OVER the hub, just remove the two bolts holding the caliper mount on. And pull the rotor off, might need to rap on it with a hammer.
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Monday, October 15th, 2007 AT 4:29 PM
Tiny
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I answered this somewhere once before.

Don't use a slide hammer that's a sure fire way of breaking the bearing and possible pulling your shoulder.

They have a special tool for these but imo its not needed.

Take the entire steering knuckle off the car, its pretty easy. 7 bolts on some models. Then have the hub pressed out of the bearing. Its a piece of cake from there.

I have all my guys at my shop do them this way and we have never broke a bearing and we do tons of these.
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Thursday, October 18th, 2007 AT 8:00 PM
Tiny
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Great tip for all with a press, In my opinion it's a poor design to begin with. I have done it both way and the press is most definatly easier come to think of it!
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Friday, October 19th, 2007 AT 5:30 PM
Tiny
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Presses are easily accessible. A lot of independent parts stores have them for pressing wheel bearings. Also any place that rebuilds driveshafts will have them as well. These places will press anything for a small charge.

As for the design, I don't agree that its a bad design. This style honda accord (90-97) very rarely will warp rotors if the brakes are maintained properly and the wheels torqued right. It doesn't allow for as much runout.
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Friday, October 19th, 2007 AT 9:30 PM
Tiny
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I disagree, anything that adds this much extra effort on the tech's part to go get it pressed, is not well thought out. Cannot get parts first and just do the job, must take a knuckle to get it pressed?
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Saturday, October 20th, 2007 AT 3:03 AM

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