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dr.donut
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Dec 11, 2017, 5:41 AM

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I notice honda has a couple of screws holding the rotor to the bearing and I wonder if they are really necessary because some kind of impact tool is needed to get them off usually . ? Was it convenient at the factory ? Once you get the lugs on it ain't going no where so is there a purpose to them ?


Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 11, 2017, 6:08 AM

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Yes - #3 Phillips and don't strip them up or you'll never get rotor off! They are to hub of bearing not bearing itself. If a rotor doesn't stay true to hub vehicle would shake like a badly bent rim and brakes go nuts. Lube (lightly and wipe) hub to rotors and threads with brake grease they are NOT a problem. It's still a slightly press on rotor so it doesn't just fall off with those out - use them. If not over time rust builds up in between. New many do something so rotors/drums don't fall off before wheel on and tightened,


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dr.donut
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Dec 11, 2017, 6:40 AM

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so just snug them up with a screw driver by hand with a little lube when you put them back in ?


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Dec 11, 2017, 7:19 AM

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I always put them back in. They are also used to clock the rotor when they are machined on the vehicle. When you machine a rotor on the vehicle, you take all the variances out and the rotor will be true to the hub. If you remove the rotor and don't put it back in the same position, you could end up with some run-out. Of course, that is being precise about eliminating run-out. It all gets thrown out the door if you use a bench lathe or install a new rotor.





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Hammer Time
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Dec 11, 2017, 8:02 AM

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If you always use an impact driver to remove them, you will never damage them. They come out real easily that way. Just hand tighten with a good screwdriver.



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dr.donut
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Dec 11, 2017, 8:56 AM

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O.K. thanks , that's easy enough to do , I'm sure a lot of people leave them out but I figure they wouldn't use them without a reason .


Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 11, 2017, 9:43 AM

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There's almost never a "NO" reason. Another whole make you can't even rotate tires if rust involved it will fall flakes to the bottom, tighten up next wheel just ducky then be so whacked HAVE to mess with those.


Now would take them out while good so they can't stick to the point of breaking or worse when you must be removing them just too bad IMO they choose a Phillips head?


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