Ok. So here we go. I decided to replace the front rotors on my 2006 DC Tacoma TRD. I chose the Power Slot drilled and slotted ones to change too. Since I am not typically mechanically inclined (til I found this website) I am also using my Haynes Manual for direction. I apologize in advance for the pics. I used my cell phone to take them.
Step 1: Park your truck on a flat surface and set the emergency brake. Chock the rear wheel to ensure it doesn't go anywhere on you.
Step 2: Remove one front wheel. I did mine one wheel at a time but you can remove both if you want.
Step 3: Remove the brake caliper. This is pretty easy to do. There are two bolts in the back, one right above the other. Mine were pretty tight so I sprayed them with some liquid wrench to loosen them up. The top bolt is shown in the picture. Instead of removing the metal line coming from the caliper (I advise you to remove it) I just rested the caliper onto a wood block.
Step 4: Once the caliper is off, try wiggling the rotor off the hub. If it won't budge you can use a bolt to thread it off. You will see a hole in the rotor to the inside. Just thread a bolt into and it will push the rotor off the hub. You may also use a rubber mallet to tap it off instead, if you choose. Once the rotor is removed the hub will look like this.
Step 5: Use a wire brush to clean off any rust or corrosion off the wheel hub rim. I then added thin line of anti-seize compound to prevent further rusting and to prevent them getting stuck on again. Then slide the rotor onto the hub, ensure to put the rotor on correctly and seated properly. (I used the lugs just to show how it sets).
Step 6: Re-attach the caliper in the reverse order it was removed. It is not necessary to squeeze the pads back to fit them back on the caliper. Just sit it on the rotor and tap lightly with a rubber mallet. It should slide on easily. Replace the two bolts in the back, it is easier to start the top one first and then place the bottom one in.
Step 7: Replace your tire and lower the vehicle. Depress the brake pedals a few times to bring the pads into contact with the rotors. Bleeding the brakes should NOT be necessary. Drive a short distance in safe area stopping frequently to check for proper function.
If anyone has additional tips, feel free to add on.
Torque Specs: Caliper Mounting Bolts- 91 ft. lbs.
Wheel Lugs- 85 ft. lbs.