Changing Lug Post

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by bigrob4201, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. bigrob4201

    bigrob4201 Guest

    How do i get the rotor off to change a broken lug post. I got everything
    else unhooked, i just cant get off the rotor. I dont want to damage the
    rotor, being that it is still in good shape, i just want to take it off.
    bigrob4201, Jun 9, 2005
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    bigrob4201 Guest

    oh yeah its an 01 elantra gls if that will help thanks
    bigrob4201, Jun 9, 2005
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    RSCamaro Guest

    You see that cap in the center of the rotor? Remove it, underneath
    you will find a large nut that is probably held in place by a detent
    in a washer. You can gently straiten the detent out or just unscrew
    the nut with the appropriate size socket wrench. Make sure to repack
    the bearings when you are putting it back together. A Chiltons repair
    book is a really handy thing to have.

    RSCamaro, Jun 9, 2005
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    Jody Guest

    i think u need a rotor removal tool, im pretty sure thyre press on rotors...
    Jody, Jun 9, 2005
  5. The Elantra uses captive rotors that are held in place primarily by the
    wheels, but there are two visible screws that hold the rotor to the hub
    when the wheel is off. You need to remove them first, then knock the
    rotor off from behind. They can become rusted in place, so considerable
    effort may be needed to get it off. Be careful about pounding on it too
    hard with a hammer, as you can crack or damage the rotor. Use a rubber
    mallet or a block of wood and a hammer.
    Brian Nystrom, Jun 10, 2005
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    hyundaitech Guest

    The 01 Elantra rotors "slide" off and on. I use quotation marks because
    rust buildup often makes it nearly impossible to remove the rotor. There
    are two #3 Phillips screws which retain the rotor in place. You'll need
    to remove them. I recommend against attempting to pull the rotor off by
    using the threaded holes in the rotors. Nearly every time I've done this,
    I've cracked the rotor. I have a 3.5Lb plastic hammer I use to try to beat
    them off.

    My recommendation is to try to remove the stud without removing the rotor
    if you can.
    hyundaitech, Jun 10, 2005
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    nolife Guest

    I've used a little WD-40 with a high success rate on other stuck drums
    and rotors. Make sure to make liberal use of some brake parts cleaner
    afterwards though.
    nolife, Jun 11, 2005
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