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Old 04-18-2015
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Front Rotor Removal Help Please!

I have a 98 Ranger.
2x4 drive.
2 wheel ABS. 10" rotors.
Replacing the front rotors and pads. Got calipers off, caliper brackets off.
Now the facking rotors....
There is a round cap on the end of the shaft though that it would have to slip over. The new rotors I have look like they simply slip on over a shaft.
I've tried forcing off the old rotor, started a few light smacks with the hammer, she's been soaking in Moovit but it won't budge at all.
Do I have to remove the round cap to get at something/undo something to get the rotor off? Someone help please.

Or is it just rusted that bad and I need to give it the hammer of Thor?
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You have to take the cap off and take off castle nut to remove rotors
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You have to take the cap off and take off castle nut to remove rotors
You will also be removing the inner and outer wheel bearings as well as the grease seal on the back side of the rotor. Make sure that you have a new grease seal when you put it back together. Would be a great time to repack/replace your bearings.
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Why is 2wd so much more complex than a 4wd setup? I pull off my tire, undo the caliper bracket bolts and bam rotor pops off
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Because you have a self contained hub that your cv axle makes contact with. we don't have a contained bearing because we only have a spindle.
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Why is 2wd so much more complex than a 4wd setup? I pull off my tire, undo the caliper bracket bolts and bam rotor pops off
I was thinking the same thing.. wtf.
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Aye, I was blown away when I got the cap off lol
Thanks for the tip guys. I did a lot more research after that.
That's the first time I've ever worked on a non floating rotor. Thanks for the tips guys.
Got her all apart. Reused all the bearings and seals. Cleaned them up and repacked them with heavy duty bearing grease. Everything is all replaced and rotating smooth.

It is a huge pain in the *** though; wow....
That wasn't as bad as my permanently seized upper caliper bracket 15mm bolt though. Head stripped even with torch and moovit pre application.
Ended up having to use the sawsall on the upper and lower bracket to get the rotor off then sawzall across the bracket bolt hole and into the bolt. One solid hit with the hand sledge and she was off.
Tomorrow will finish her up once I pick up the new brackets on the way home from work.
Thanks guys!
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