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?
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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