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Rotor removal

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by hardtaco, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Jun 8, 2008 at 4:29 PM
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    hardtaco

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    Anyone know the procedure to remove a brake rotor on a 2004 PreRunner? I had a defective (Made in China) lug nut wipe out a wheel stud, so I need to get the rotor off to get the new wheel stud installed. I can't seem to locate anything in my Haynes repair manual about the removal of the rotor.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 9, 2008 at 3:07 AM
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    RedTaco02

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    I have an 02, but I think it is the same as mine. There are a couple of pins and a 2 clip in the caliper, one on the top side of the caliper and one in the two pins on the backside, which remove the pads. maybe you don't need to remove the pads, but it will be easier to put back together. Then two bolts in the back of the caliper, which holds the caliper to the spindal. Once you get the Caliper off from the spindal, the rotor should come off. Use ZIP ties to hold the caliper up, as to not put too much tension on the lines. Get a manual from the auto store. They are cheap and explain how to do most things in decent detail. Maybe this helps.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2008 at 8:13 AM
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    hardtaco

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    My Haynes repair manual does not discuss removal of the rotor at all. I can't believe it. I need to remove it to replace a wheel stud.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2008 at 4:23 PM
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    chris4x4

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    You shouldnt need to take off the rotor. On the back side of the rotor, you should see on opening in the backing plate. You can push the stud out thru that opening, and install the new one. OR, just take the caliper off (2 bolts), slide the rotor off and replace the stud. :)
     
  5. Jun 14, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    I know this forum is like 2 years old... and the job (hopefully) is finished.

    BUT-this is for others looking for the answer

    Toyota uses these threaded holes on thier rotors and drums that accept bolts of the right size that you basically torque on enough to pop the rotor [or drum] off, installation is very simple. Just pound the damn thing on, and when you put your wheel back on and torque it correctly, it will seat perfectly.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    rosst

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    I spent the after noon driving out really rusted tension pins... Drove to Napa for some new pins. Seems the new ones are the correct length, but smaller diameter. Is this by design? The oem pins were certainly frozen. Design change or wrong pins?
     
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