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Old 27-11-2007, 05:29 PM
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Default Replacing Wheel bearings when replacing rotors

Hello all,
I have searched through and found the required information on how to replace the rotors, however my friend (who is a mechanic) tells me that I will most probablly need to replace the wheel bearings at the same time. He also said that he hasnt replaced the rotors on a wrx and they could be different.

Could someone who has done the job, let me know?

I have a 2000 GC8, if that matters

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Old 27-11-2007, 05:36 PM
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rotors are easy to replace!

as for the wheel bearings.....why replace them?? are they noisy??
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Old 27-11-2007, 06:08 PM
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Rotors are real easy. Wheel bearings are a monumental pain in the ass. As above unless they are noisy or you do lots and lots and lots of trackwork dont worry about it.

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From what I remember, The rotors and wheel bearings are two seperate items.

To replace rotors,all you need to do is remove the wheel and the brake caliper which is attached via two bolts.There is no need to disconect any of the fluid lines. The rotor should then pull off the wheel studs with minimal effort.

Thereafter, the new rotor can then be put straight on and the caliper and wheel refitted.
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Rotors are totally seperate from bearings. As above, why the need to change them?
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i dont think he wants to change them, his asking coz his mate has told him he might need to, which is wrong, as others have said unless grinding or noisey dont bother.
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remember to re-fit your calipers.........
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remember to re-fit your calipers.........
and give everything a good clean while you've got the rotors out. To stop your brake pistons pushing in use a block of wood about 2mm thicker than the new rotor you are putting on. This will make it a snap to put back together and lessen the chance of you needing to bleed your brakes after you've replaced everthing. As a rule of thumb I will always give it a quick bleed just to be sure if I'm not replacing the brake fluid anyway
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i dont think he wants to change them, his asking coz his mate has told him he might need to, which is wrong, as others have said unless grinding or noisey dont bother.

Correct, I dont want to change them.

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