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Front brake rotor removal on PreRunner

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by hardtaco, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Jun 3, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    hardtaco

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    What all is involved in removing the front brake rotors on a 2004 Tacoma Double cab PreRunner 3.4L ? Do they just slide off of the wheel studs, or is there more to it than that?
     
  2. Jun 3, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Remove the caliper, and they will slide right off. :)
     
  3. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    yep.......easy as pie!!
     
  4. Jun 4, 2009 at 2:07 AM
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    Pie is good!!!
     
  5. Jun 4, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    stock, for now
    unless there rusted on, then just hit the rotor with a hammer
     
  6. Mar 10, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    Astro Bob

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    I'm not sure if the 5 lug rotors have them, but 6 lug rotors have two threaded holes on opposite sides of the hub. Just thread the proper sized bolts into those holes and tighten uniformly. If you've saturated the hub/ wheel studs with penetrating oil (while tapping on the edge of the old rotor) and alternately tightening the 2 bolts- you should eventually hear a loud POP. Hopefully, that will be the sound of the rotor breaking loose and nothing else :) The good news is, using this method lowers the chance of messing up the wheel bearings.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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    I was amazed to find that the rotors that were sold from a major auto supply chain did not have those two threaded holes on either side of the rotor hub- used for removal. After some measurements I found the factory specs are: a "H" bit (metric)- 6.7564 mm. or .26600 inch or slightly larger than 17/64". The tap for the threading would be: 8 mm. with a 1.25 mm thread pitch- 6.900 mm dia. or .27165 inch dia. Adding these two holes will make future rotor removal a snap- no hammering required.
     
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