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Old 03 May 2005, 07:19 am
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If anyone has replaced the front rotors on their 2003 base PT I have a question. Is there a wheel nut(what size?) or screws that hold the rotor on or will it just pull off? Starting job in a couple of hours after I pick up parts. Just wondering if any other special tools needed?[:I]
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There's usually a metal retainer clip/washer on one of the studs that you need to remove/unscrew with a pair of pliers. It is not necessary to reinstall it.

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It's put on there from the factory to hold the rotor in place during assembly and the factory wheels are designed/machined to provide the necessary clearance so the wheel is flat against the rotor. And it's also the cause of many vibration problems for those that buy aftermarket wheels and don't remove the clip/washer.
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Haven't done a brake job in may moons. Took about 3 hrs (I didn't want to run into Gonzomania). Pads were really worn. Cut into rotor on passenger side, so I had to replace them but should be good for quite some time. I kept thinking the scraping noise was from the rear drums. I put ceramics on.
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Sci-Fi (as always) is right on.
No special tools, except big C-clamp to push piston in so you can get caliper back on.
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