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1997 chevy cheyenne c2500, replacing front brake pads and…

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1997 chevy cheyenne c2500, replacing front brake pads and rotors. most videos show bearing assembly as a separate unit that is bolted to the rotor. now that I have wheels off and brake caliper off, it looks like the rotor and wheel bearing are a single unit, and that they are held on by the wheel bearing nut. I have purchased the replacement rotor, but need to pull the nut and nothing in the manual says what size the nut is.

Mechanic's Assistant: How old are the rotors? How many miles are on the car?

235000 miles rotors are warped and appear old but I just picked the truck up about 6 months ago

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '97 Chevy?

C2500 2wd

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I'm doing shade tree repair, but I just can't find what size socket to remove the wheel/spindle nut

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after the cotter pin is removed the nut is loosened with a pair of slip pliers

that nut should not be locked down tight its snugged up then backed off for the cotter pin hole to align then cotter pinned

the size of it is 1 1/4

but slip pliers is what we use

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