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i have a 2004 hyundai elantra, i am replacing my front ...

Customer Question

i have a 2004 hyundai elantra, i am replacing my front rotors and do i have to loosen and take off me axel nut to get my rotor off. which way would i turn the nut, I know my lug nut screws are part of the rotor.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  OnlineHelp replied 8 years ago.

Hello and thank you for choosing Just Answer.

Axle nut has to come out (unscrew counterclockwise)

Removal & Installation

  1. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly. Raise the front of the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.

  2. Remove the front wheel and tire (A) from front hub (B).

    Front wheel

    Front wheel

    CAUTION

    Be careful not to damage the hub bolts (C) then remove the front wheel and tire (A).

  3. Remove the split pin (A), then remove castle nut (B) and washer (C) from the front hub while applying the brake.

    Castle nut and washer location

    Castle nut and washer location

  4. Remove the caliper mounting bolts (A), and hang the caliper assembly (B) to one side. To prevent damage to the caliper assembly or brake hose, use a short piece of wire to hang the caliper from the undercarriage.

    Front Caliper

    Front Caliper

  5. Remove the wheel speed sensor (B) from the knuckle (A).

    Speed sensor

    Speed sensor

  6. Disconnect the tie rod end ball joint (C) from the knuckle (D) using the special tool (09568-34000).

    Tie rod end ball joint

    Tie rod end ball joint

  7. Remove the split pin (A).

  8. Remove the castle nut (B).

  9. Disconnect the ball joint (C) from knuckle (D) using the special tool (09568-34000).

    Ball joint

    Ball joint

  10. Remove the lower arm ball joint mounting bolts(A).

    Lower arm ball joint

    Lower arm ball joint

  11. Remove the strut lower arm mounting bolts (A).

    Strut lower arm

    Strut lower arm

  12. Remove the hub and the knuckle assembly (B).

    CAUTION

    Be careful not to damage the boot and rotor teeth.

To install:

  1. Reverse the order of the removal procedure.