New disk rotors- GQ

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 10:14
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I've just bought new disk rotors for my GQ but can't seem to get the old rotors off the hubs.
Has anyone done this and if so, how'd you separate the rotors and hubs. Bolts came undone easily, but now despite a lot of effort and hammering etc, I can not separate them.
Any clues?
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 10:35

Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 10:35
Back ones actually fall off after you remove the caliper.

Front ones require you to have a special hub socket (53mm I think....they sell them on ebay), so that you remove the hub retaining bolt, bearings etc.

At least that's how it is on the GU which is pretty much the same as the GQ AFAIK.

I did the back ones myself, but chickened out on the fronts and got a spanner-man to do them for me.


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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn D (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 21:36

Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 21:36
Hows it going Roachie,

I have so far not greased my front bearings and CVs myself cause bearings and hub are held in by a lock washer and locknut that doesnt use a socket , you need a special tool . The washer and nut have holes drilled in them and the tool has a couple of pins that fit in the holes .

Not sure if there are any differences re: 4.2 and 3.0 or GU and GQ.

I have seen the guy down the road getting into his GQ hub with a punch and hammer and suspected it was his version of the 'special tool'


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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 09:06

Monday, Jan 14, 2008 at 09:06
G/day Roachie , ever tried buying a 53mm socket ? everywhere you go the biggest they keep in stock is 50mm / 2 inch ,, got a quote from trade tools for a 53mm , need a 2nd mortgage for the damn thing ,
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Reply By: nowimnumberone - Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 12:20

Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 12:20
use a heap of crc and let sit and try belting them again.
sometimes we have to press them of but most times they will come apart
also make sure all the bolts are out lol
seen one guy belt away with one bolt left
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Follow Up By: David N. - Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 23:43

Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 23:43
I'll try a bit more CRC and time....
appreciate your reply.
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