Originally Posted by curtie94
I wanted to save myself some money if I could I wanted to change the calipers and pads myself and have the rotors turned. At school we have the bench lathe but not the on car.
calipers and pads are easy. just make sure you bleed the calipers correctly afterwards.
to replace rotor here is what i did in the past to save money
-remove wheel and axle nut
-pop knuckle out of lower balljoint
-remove axle(damper fork will most likely get in the way. i usually remove this also) from hub and suspend it with some string. this way you dont gotta worry about tranny fluid leaking and needing replacing
-there are four bolts on the back of the knuckle that hold the hub/bearing to the knuckle. you can either remove the bolts and replace them with longer ones and hammer in a cross pattern to press the hub out or attach a large slide hammer to the front of the hub and knock it out that way-this can damage the bearing if it is pulled out at an angle. also the bearing can remain in the knuckle with the hub removed. if the hub and bearing seperate they will need to be pressed back together before reassembly. be careful
-now you can replace the rotor with the hub/bearing off. remove the hub to rotor bolts and remove the rotor.
-the hub/bearing/rotor can be reinstalled using a press or by correctly using a criss cross tightening pattern on the four bolts that connect it to the knuckle(you may need longer bolts to get it started-not sure on this
). just tighten em a 90-180 degrees at a time in a criss cross pattern. however much you feel safer doing. just keep the turns consistent and it will go in straight
hope some of that helps. maybe mix some of it with eric car guy video