Ok, I have googled this subject and came up with about 4 really good
responses, problem is, all have different ways on doing it.
This is my first time in about 10 years doing my own brakes. First
time ever on a 4x4.
I have a K3500 crew cab 4x4 with single rear wheels. I also have a,
gas guzzling, 454 big block.
I need new rotors, the back sides of both front rotors are almost gone.
Turning them would do no good. So, I purchased the rotors and pads.
Then, I went back to town to purchase the big socket, then I went back
to town for a puller kit. Then I stopped by Autozone to purchase the
manual. It didn't really say anything about 4x4's. I had 2 employees
helping me, they finally read in the manual that they need to be taken
to a dealer and pressed off and on.
I found the 4 bolts on the back of the rotors that I can not, for the
life of me, remove. My air compressor must be too week, it's just a
little pancake one.
My boss has a press, will this work? Or will I need to press them back
onto the truck, that is, if I ever get them off of the truck?
I need help here, the less work the better. And we have no money to
pay the big bucks to have some shop do it for us, so I have to do it
myself or with help from friends.
And what is this knuckle that everyone mentions? See, I know nothing
about 4x4's. But, I have changed rotors on 2 wheel drive vehicles
plenty of times, at least 10 years ago.
Please help. I am in Michigan, Charlotte area.