Sadly I never took any photos of the front rotor swap, but it went something like this.
- Crack loose the hub allen key bolts and the wheel nuts
- Jack up the car and take the wheel off
- Remove the entire brake caliper ( the caliper and the frame on which the caliper fixes onto ) and the brake pads
- I put the hub into "LOCK" and put the wheel nuts back on all the way
- With a hefty screwdriver I jimmied the screwdriver to prevent the wheel from spinning when I loosen the bolts holding the wheel bearing hub onto the axle ( this was the most difficult part of the whole job)
- With a 19 ring spanner and a rubber mallet I loosened all the hub bolts a bit ( a good dosing of Q20 or similar can also help a bit I guess, but i was too lazy to get up and fetch it from the shelf....haha
- Then remove the hub bolts and remove the hub.
- Remove the 2 Phillips screws that hold the locking plate in place ( if you have a GQ yours will be slightly different ) and remove the plate
- Then with Peter Connan's special wheel Bearing tool socket loosen the wheel bearing and take out.
- Simply take the whole bearing hub assembly off and clean the entire area of old grease including the grease on the axle side.
- Now that you loosened the bolts that hold the rotor onto the bearing hub, you need to dose a bit of Q20 on it and with a round bar ( I used and old damaged socket extension I have specifically for this purpose ) delicately bash the ____ out if it to separate the 2 parts. ( I used a 2 pound hammer and actually fairly gently smacked the 2 pieces apart )
- Then I cleaned up the outside of the hub to allow the new rotor to fit neatly on, and cleaned off the friction surfaces with thinners to remove any grease and oil from the manufacturing/shipping process.
- then it was simply a reversal of what you do to remove it
- Loosen wheel nuts and jack up car and remove wheel
- Remove complete brake caliper assembly
- Spray Q20 where rotor seats onto hub ( this is optional as i only did this on the first side I did)
- With the 2 pound hammer, I gently shocked the old rotor off
- Clean the area and put the new rotor on.
- Simply follow revers order to finish, and take your last sip of your drink
I also fitted new Terrain Tamer brake pads to both front and rear. Just by the way ..... the pads were WAY cheaper than what Nissan and were when i bought them the same price as I could get Ferrodo pads from my spares shop.
I took it for a drive and will give you feedback after a few km once the pads and disks have bedded themselves in properly.
Thanks Marinus !!!.... I am VERY happy !!!