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When i did my brakes, I was going to take off the rotors myself except i wasn't able too. I took off the 12mm & the 14 mm bolts. Everything came off, the only thing that was left, were two screws in the center and the huge lug nut in the center. I called acura to ask about taking them off, they told me that they machine press them and the only time u need to take them off is when u need to replace them when u have harsh grinding etc. noise.

But now that i read thethe thread of chris & legend gs, how they did it themselvs. I'm guessing all i have to do in my situation was the 2 screws and the big nut. But is it true that u never hav to resurface rotors?

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The rotor is held onto the hub by those 2 small screws. You DO NOT take off the center hub nut. The rotor simply slips on and off. However, due to brake dust and rust, the rotor does tend to get stuck on the hub, so that is why there is 2 extra treaded holes on the rotor. You insert a (12mm in this case) bolt in to those holds, and as you screw it down, it pushes on the hub and causes the rotor to push away from the hub. Once the rust or dirt bond is broken, it simply slides right out.
 

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They are right, you need to press them and replace wheel bearings. Mine are fine at 125K miles, original rotors, never been resurfaced. They are very smooth and not warped or grooved. Some places will turn them while on the car, but expensive. Bottom line is unless you have a reason for the surface to be refaced, why bother. If you do, I would consider replacing.
 

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The reason was b/c i was getting a squeeking noise, but only sometimes and it only happens at the beggining of breaking not when u press hard. I asked around and they told me resurface rotors and this is where the forum thread came from. Thanks

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Do you really need to change the wheel bearings everytime you replace a rotor? I thought you just raplace them when there is a problem with them.
 

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ChrisK said:
Do you really need to change the wheel bearings everytime you replace a rotor? I thought you just raplace them when there is a problem with them.
If you did, that would not be very cost efficient. Each wheel bearing cost around $200, that's $800 for all 4.
 

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HELL NOOO, not on the lege. thats why ilike imports and FWD. what chrisK said was all thats needed. theres no need to replace bearing on hubs thats in the old days with Big VICs And Marquis' and shiznit also the trucks(pah...hate um). this would be a total waste of money seeing how wheel bearing should last the life of the car unless wrong wheel offset causes the wear and tear unnecessarily.
 

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I thought he was trying to remove the hub not just the rotor disc. Chris is correct, you can remove the disc by screwing in a couple of bolts to act as a breaker (like a wheel puller). Sounds like his minor squeaking is just pad vibration, possibly from semimettalic pads. Some syl-glide lube and antivibration goop on pad backs should eliminate the squeak.
Check for end play in the bearings with the wheel off by pulling in and out, if any movement more than a couple of thousandths, then you need to replace the bearing and you need a puller and slide hammer to do that.
 

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bigdad said:
I thought he was trying to remove the hub not just the rotor disc. Chris is correct, you can remove the disc by screwing in a couple of bolts to act as a breaker (like a wheel puller). Sounds like his minor squeaking is just pad vibration, possibly from semimettalic pads. Some syl-glide lube and antivibration goop on pad backs should eliminate the squeak.
Check for end play in the bearings with the wheel off by pulling in and out, if any movement more than a couple of thousandths, then you need to replace the bearing and you need a puller and slide hammer to do that.
You know, I'm still not clear myself if he wants to just change/remove teh rotor, or if he really needs to remove the bearings as well to fix something. I asumes it was just the rotor since he refered to us who had changed the rotors, but the anser that Acura gave him confuses me, as I wouldn't think they would say it was machine pressed in if they knew he just wanted to remove the rotors. Oh well. I'm sure latin will post back to clear things up :)
 
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