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Title: Changing Rotors
Post by: Mike on January 05, 2009, 04:45:47 PM

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Helping a buddy change his front rotors on his 2000 Dodge 2500 5.9 cummings 24 valve diesel 4x4. Do we have to put in new bearing in? or are we able to re-use the old ones? Any imput would be great.
Title: Changing Rotors
Post by: Leaburn Patey on January 05, 2009, 05:30:44 PM
From my shop experience (read;mechanics old womanin') depending on how long they have been on and if they are rusty,they will need to be pounded off and that can result in a new wheel bearing.
We do not guarantee it at our shop and always include the wheel bearing replacement in the estimate should it need to be done.
It is better to take it off the bill than add onto it,IMO>
We expect the worst,and hope for the best.   
Title: Changing Rotors
Post by: Steve on January 05, 2009, 06:21:46 PM
In other words
 
No  but it is advised you do it anyway.
Title: Changing Rotors
Post by: Steve on January 05, 2009, 06:23:50 PM
Are you sure those rotors aren't floating?  Some of the late production 2000 diesels had floating rotors.  All 2001 4 X 4 2500 and 3500 diesels had floating rotors.
Title: Changing Rotors
Post by: Mike on January 06, 2009, 09:06:25 AM
I am not sure what you mean by floating rotors.

Title: Changing Rotors
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on January 06, 2009, 10:49:23 AM
Like a front wheel drive rotor P they just hang on the wheel studs. (like the booick)
ardog2009-01-06 15:50:16
Title: Changing Rotors
Post by: Mike on January 06, 2009, 10:58:30 AM
Thanks Ar!  Yeah I'm not sure if they float or not, I'm pretty sure they do. Only one way to find out and that's to get my hands dirty.

Title: Changing Rotors
Post by: Steve on January 06, 2009, 11:03:00 AM
If you take the wheel off, loosen the pads a bit in the caliper and see if the rotor wiggles independantly of the spindle.
 
If the hub and rotor move around, you're going for a bearing anyway.
Title: Changing Rotors
Post by: Mike on January 06, 2009, 12:48:13 PM
Well you fellas were right, it is a floating rotor. hopefully the hub is good, parts for a Diesel are damned expensive.

Title: Changing Rotors
Post by: Steve on January 06, 2009, 01:50:42 PM
That's good
 
Take the caliper and bracket off and yer on yer way
Title: Changing Rotors
Post by: Mike on January 06, 2009, 02:49:46 PM
I have to wait till there is better weather, plus the Putz's in the warehouse couldnt find the other rotor i needed so I have to pick it up at work tomorrow. It should be a fairly easy job.

Title: Changing Rotors
Post by: Steve on January 06, 2009, 02:59:44 PM
Did you show them the picture?
Title: Changing Rotors
Post by: Mike on January 06, 2009, 03:03:19 PM
Hahahaha, No I didn't but I will def bring that to work with me tomorrow I have to make an extra copy.

Title: Changing Rotors
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on January 09, 2009, 03:05:02 PM
Good job P!! We'll make a mechanic outta youse yet!!!
Title: Changing Rotors
Post by: Mike on January 12, 2009, 03:22:06 PM
I'm sure getting there Ar!