I need to change the front discs and pads on a '95 Mondeo.
It's been while since I've done it on a FWD car, so need to check...
Firstly, does the hub have to come off to change the disc?
If it does....
From what I remember the hub nuts undo in opposite directions. One side goes
clockwise, the other goes anticlockwise, but I can't remember which side
does which. Anyone know?
And any other bits to be aware of?
Spray on WD40 leave for as long as possible ( overnight?). Have an assistant
operate the foot brake while you undo the screw. Normally needs a No 3 pozi
screwdriver or even an impact screwdriver. Don't risk damaging the head by
using a smaller, more common No2 Pozi.
Might well need new nylok bolts when replacing depending on the vehicle.
From what I remember the hub nuts undo in opposite directions. One side
goes clockwise, the other goes anticlockwise, but I can't remember which
side does which. Anyone know?
=============i think you are referring to the law in physics about direction of
rotation and the tightening of the nut. the dodge people first started
doing left handed threads on vehicles a long, long time ago.
that is why the passenger side wheels have right hand threads and driver
side wheels has left hand threads.
if anyone has ever lost a wheel due to loose lugnuts, it is usually on
the driver's side because if they are not fully tighten - will back off.
hope this helps.
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If there's a retaining screw holding the disc in place (doesn't do much
except for aid positioning of the thing), and it's old-ish, make sure you
don't round it off in the middle - something very easy to do if the
screwdriver isn't an absolutely perfect fit. It might even be neccessary to
buy a screwdriver socket bit that an exact fit, as for a couple of quid
it'll save you hours of swearing! Then replace the screw with a new one.
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Thanks for all the comments.
Tackled the job today. One disc came off with gentle persuasion, the other
needed more invasive surgery with a grinder, lump hammer, chisel and a
healthy amount of anger : )
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