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4x4 3500 Front Rotor Removal

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Old 12-01-2005, 02:36 PM
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Default 4x4 3500 Front Rotor Removal

[sm=confused06.gif] I've been trying to get my front rotor off my 2001 Ram 3500 4x4 to no avail. I need to replace the right front ABS speed sensor so removal is a must. I'm getting a little confused after reading all the BB and manual information. Is the unit a single piece molded to the hub or does the rotor seperate from the hub? I've taken out "ALL" the bolts to include the hub bolts. I've used plenty of WD-40 and I still can't get the rotor to budge at all. Am I missing something? Thanks.

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Old 12-01-2005, 02:44 PM
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the 2001 manual I have says it should slide off once all the bolts are out. Take a rubber mallet and give it a good wack to break it loose.
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Old 12-01-2005, 03:49 PM
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I've used a rubber mallet on it the last two days along with a can of WD-40. The thing doesn't budge at all. Not sure what I should try next?
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Old 12-01-2005, 04:02 PM
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Default RE: 4x4 3500 Front Rotor Removal

you could try penitrating oil around the outside of the hub where it meets the rotor, let it soak in for a bit. another thing to try is heat, heat up the area near where it meets the hub... just dont go over-board on it...

also call the dealer and see what they say.
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Old 12-01-2005, 06:11 PM
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Default RE: 4x4 3500 Front Rotor Removal

A trick I learned from the best brake specialist in the area is to use an air hammer with a blunt bit, run it around the wheel studs and all the area in between. have successfully removed a couple stuck rotors that way. Don't forget to put some anti-sieze in between the spindle and rotor when you re-install and it should not happen again, a little on the studs never hurts either. Good luck they can be a pain in the a$$.
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Old 12-01-2005, 06:58 PM
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Gear puller....

Or you can try this. It actually works pretty well.
1) leave the axleshaft nut tight so the bearing won't come apart.
2) remove the 4 hub-to-knuckle bolts from behind.
3) purchase a bolt with the same threading as the hub bolts, but an inch or 2 longer
4) thread that bolt into one of the hub holes several threads.
5) use a heavy metal spacer, such as an impact socket to fill the gap between the bolt head and the end-yoke of the axle tube.
6) start the truck and use the power steering to break loose the hub. Only turn the wheel VERY SLIGHTLY or you will bend/break the bolt.
7) repeat on the other side of the hub.

They can be hard to get off...especially if they have a lot of miles on them...or if they've been driven in road salt. Remember to put some anti-seize on the surfaces when you put it back together.

The rotor is part of the hub. It's a single unit.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:24 PM
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Thanks for all the good info. I finally got it off yesterday afternoon. I coninued using the WD-40 and rubber mallet. I start the driver side today.....

Shane
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:40 PM
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I always just use a dead blow hammer and beat the living crap out of it. Tourches are your best friend while working on cars too

Make sure yo put some anti-seize on the flat part of the hub when putting them back on. This way they won't stick like that again.
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:13 PM
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glad to hear your moving forward with it... hopefully the other side wont be as difficult.
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