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Old 10-01-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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I changed the front pads yesterday. The rotors were not in that bad of shape considering I was practically down to metal on the pads. I did notice that the right rotor was pretty tight, as it should be I would think. The driver'* side rotor however, was loose when I took the caliper off. It slid on and off easily. The only way the rotor was able to stay tight against the axle was with bolting the wheel back on.

Should the rotors be that loose?
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Thats Normal once the Factory washers have been removed... The Wheel / Lugs are what hold the rotor in place

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the only thing that "holds the rotor tight" is the rim held in place by the lugnuts. As long as the lugnuts are torqued properly, the rotors are fine.

edit: whoops, looks like Don beat me to it
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Ok thanks. I figured it was fine since with the wheel on it'* not going anywhere. But I was curious since every other time I have taken my wheels off (which has been SEVERAL times this year) the rotors have stayed tight against the axles. As soon as I took the driver'* side caliper off yesterday the rotor kind of wiggled loose while the right side was solid. I even tried to take the right side rotor off, and it wouldn't budge
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Rust held them on
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idk why i keep forgetting i need to do mine, its been so long i just never think about it on the weekends....i know mine have a few pretty bad ridges....

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