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need to remove rear disc brake on chevy 3500 dually 8 bolt

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need to remove rear disc brake on chevy 3500 dually 8 bolt
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Eric replied 8 years ago.



You will first need to remove the axles, then you will be able to remove the rotors:





  • Remove the flange bolts.
  • Lightly tap the axle shaft with a soft-faced hammer in order to loosen the shaft.
  • Grip the rib on the axle shaft flange with a locking pliers. Twist the axle shaft flange in order to start the axle shaft removal.
  • Remove the axle shaft from the tube.
  • Remove the gasket.
  • Clean the axle shaft flange and the outside face of the hub assembly.





  • Loosen the brake caliper mounting bolts. Do not remove.







    1. Remove the brake caliper mounting bracket bolts.





    Remove the brake caliper and the brake caliper mounting bracket as an assembly.




    Rear Axle Hub



    Tools Required

    • J8092 Universal Driver Handle - 3/4 inch - 10
    • J2222-C Wheel Bearing Nut Wrench


    Removal Procedure

    1. Raise the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
    2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
    3. Remove the brake caliper.
    4. Remove the axle shaft.






    Remove the axle nut retaining ring.









    1. Remove the key.





    Remove the adjusting nut using the J2222-C.






    Remove the adjusting nut.








  • Remove the hub from the axle housing.
  • Remove the rotor
  • The lug studs need to be pressed out to separate the rotor and the hub

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