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2001 Chevy S10 Blazer: 2wd..front brakes..pads..the rotors are

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I am working on my son's 2001 Chevy S10 Blazer Extreme, it is a 2wd model. The front brakes started making noise and I was hoping to just change the pads. However the rotors are bad also, quite gauged up and uneven. I have changed front rotors on other cars before. There has always been a dust cover to remove, then you could access the cotter pin/spindle nut, remove them and just pull the the rotor off of the spindle. I am not seeing any dust cover or spindle nut on this front rotor...

So how do you change the front brake rotors on a 2001 Chevy S10 Blazer 2wd model? Any pictures or diagrams would be a plus.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Shannon Martin replied 6 years ago.

Shannon Martin :

hi i am shannon i will help on this issue

Shannon Martin :

hi

Customer :

Hi Shannon

Shannon Martin :

i will get you what i can find in my manuals

Shannon Martin :

if they just pull off all you will have to do is remove the calipher

Shannon Martin :

and its bracket

Shannon Martin :

but you may want to repack the front wheel bearings

Shannon Martin :

it is a job on a 4X4

Shannon Martin :

4X2 sorry

Customer :

"if they just pull off all you will have to do is remove the calipher"

Shannon Martin :

and the bracket if it in the way

Shannon Martin :

if you like i,ll get the procegar

Customer :

I'm not sure of what you are saying there. If I remove the caliper and the bracket, the rotor will just pull off?

Shannon Martin :

yes

Shannon Martin :

the easy to tell if they are pull off rotors is to look at the new ones

Customer :

Shannon, is it OK with you if I go out and try that before I do the accept thing? I will have to remove the caliper bracket, but it should only take a little bit.

Shannon Martin :

if there is no berring race just a big hole there pull offs

Shannon Martin :

yes no problem i,ll look it up in the mean time

Customer :

I don't have any new rotors to look at yet. I was going to tear it apart to see what I needed first.

Shannon Martin :

ok i will switch us to Q&A mode and post what i find

Expert:  Shannon Martin replied 6 years ago.
ok i,ll be back just ask in the box below
Expert:  Shannon Martin replied 6 years ago.

you may need to hit the old rotors with a big hammer if there rusted on. i don,t know if you have got duel or signal piston. so i got both.

 

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Edited by Shannon Martin on 12/11/2010 at 5:20 PM EST
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Well, hitting the rotors with a large hammer didn't do the trick. They never even budged a little bit... I ended up giving up trying to get the rotors off and just installed some new pads. They probably won't last very long on these messed up rotors. I think some type of "puller" might have to be used to get the rotors off.
Expert:  Shannon Martin replied 6 years ago.
please get some penetrating oil and put it on where the rotor and hub come together
Expert:  Shannon Martin replied 6 years ago.

i looked up the parts too be sure they are pull off they are . i have in the past had to hit the rotor with a 5lb. hammer when they were rusted on .

 

 

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Edited by Shannon Martin on 12/11/2010 at 8:42 PM EST
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