Rotor removal on 01Taurus

need help removing the front rotors from my Taurus, on previous models you would remove the front wheel,caliper and the rotor would slide off. Does the 01 model have a clip or nut holding the rotor on?
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The rotors are not held by any nuts or bolts. However, you need to remove the brackets on which the calipers are mounted on. First you remove the caliper. Look for the two bolts on the inside of the assembly that holds the caliper mounting bracket. You will need a 15mm, 16mm, or 17mm socket or wrench to remove these bolts.. ( on the 1998 which I have, it was a 15mm. ) An air ratchet is a good tool to have for this job, as these bolts are torqued to high lb-ft number. If not, a wrench and a hammer will do the job. When you remove the bolt you will see that it was sealed with either blue, or red thread sealer. You will want to replace it some of the same. Even after the bracket has been removed the rotor might be a bit stubborn to remove. You will want to knock it off with a mallet
PS: you may want to keep two of the lugnuts in place on the rotor just to hold it in place until you remove the bracket.. do same when you are replacing the bracket

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