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how do I remove front rotor for 1995 F150 4x4 with automatic

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how do I remove front rotor for 1995 F150 4x4 with automatic hubs?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  lostrider replied 7 years ago.

HiCustomerthis is lostrider, there is a special hub lock nut tool that needs to be used to remove the hub assembly, here is the procedure, hope this helps.


With Automatic Hubs


  1. Separate cap from body assembly by removing the three capscrews from the cap. CAUTION: Do not drop hub components during removal and installation.
  2. Remove cap.
  3. Remove the lock ring seated in the groove of the front disc brake hub and rotor.
  4. Remove the body assembly from the front disc brake hub and rotor.
  5. Remove C-washer from stub shaft groove.
  6. Remove spacers (three thrust washers) from shaft.
  7. Remove cam assembly. Pull to remove.



  1. Raise vehicle and install safety stands.
  2. Remove wheel and tire.
  3. Remove locking hubs.
  4. Remove disc brake caliper. Secure the disc brake caliper to the frame. CAUTION: Do not let disc brake caliper hang only by the hose, or damage may occur to the hose or disc brake caliper.

Hub Nut Removal

Automatic Locking Hubs

  1. For vehicles equipped with automatic locking hubs, remove C-ring or snap ring and three-piece thrust washers (spacers). Remove cam assembly and wheel bearing nut retaining key. Remove wheel bearing retaining nut.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Looks like I need a special tool to remove the hub nut. Is that right?
Expert:  lostrider replied 7 years ago.
Yes as mentioned above, its a 4 prong socket that fits the hub nuts, it can be purchased at most major parts stores.
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