Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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First step is to remove the passenger side tire.
Loosen the lug nuts, then jack up the car, and finish removing the tire. Remember to support the car properly, and to use a jackstand in addition to the jack, shoud the car fall (god forbid!).
The second thing you need to do, is remove the axle nut. If you look at it, it is peened. in other words, on the axle there is a divit. The edge of the nut is a bit oversized, so you can dent it in with a hammer into the divit on the axle, to prevent the nut from loosening, and coming off, which would be a very, very bad thing.
to remove that, you just have to do the opposite. At sears, or any other place you can buy tools, or auto stores, they sell a punch. this is a tool, that is designed to be used for peening these kinds of things. you want to use that, and punch out the bent metal thats in the divit on the axle, so that you can loosen and remove it.
should the nut not want to be removed after you undo the peen, you can use a breaker bar, or a rather large wrench to undo it. A word to the wise, make sure you use craftsman tools for this. I broke two 1/2 ratchets doing this. to keep the rotor from moving, I used a screwdriver, which i put inside one of the slots on the rotor, to keep it from rotating. the screwdriver would sit against the brake caliper, and keep the rotor from moving while you applied pressure to it. another method, is to have a friend sit in the car, and depress the brake pedal for you.
Last edited by deadmeat; 10-11-02 at 4:37.