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Old 10-03-2017, 07:23 PM   #421
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So ideally, install a spray-in liner, THEN add the plastic liner.
hey it almost happened.. the truck the dude at the dodge dealer was pushiong at me had a spray in that I didnt want.. he was gonna drop a plastic liner , slush mats, for free.. then I found out it didnt have the updated stereo speakers so I chose a different truck anyway.. and I still got the mats and liner for free

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Old 10-21-2017, 05:26 PM   #422
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hello ya'll

its been a while,
just wanted to say hello.
I'm in the process of changing the transmission fluid on the honda fit !!!!!

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Old 10-21-2017, 05:34 PM   #423
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Good to see you're still at it!
I like your approach, man. I love hearing from yall.
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:57 PM   #424
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too cool!!! was glad to see you make it to the skoolie party a few weeks ago!! and yeah you are doin it right... you just learn at it a little at a time as you are comfortable and you will get the hang of things!!..

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Old 11-08-2017, 10:41 AM   #425
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My f...... Luck. Is that a different type of rotor?

Doing front breaks on a 2005 Toyota corolla.
Seems like the rotor in there is different than what I ordered.
Looks like I'll have to remove the spindle nut.


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Old 11-08-2017, 10:48 AM   #426
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that rotor looks like it should come off of the spindle without the nut removed.. you need to spray down the area with PB blaster real good and often helps to clean or lightly sand the hub so the rotor slides off easier.. then you put the car in 'N'. and use a plastic or rubber mallet and whack the rotor.. rotate 1/4 turn, whack it again.. repeat and it will come off..
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Pfffff. And my doctor tells me I have low testosterone...
I grew an inch but not in high...


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Old 11-08-2017, 11:34 AM   #428
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that rotor looks like it should come off of the spindle without the nut removed.. you need to spray down the area with PB blaster real good and often helps to clean or lightly sand the hub so the rotor slides off easier.. then you put the car in 'N'. and use a plastic or rubber mallet and whack the rotor.. rotate 1/4 turn, whack it again.. repeat and it will come off..
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Ty Chris,
I tried that but it was not moving.
I used the bolt method and came out in 10 seconds.

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Old 11-08-2017, 11:38 AM   #429
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I've done quite a few front-wheel-drive brakes and Christopher is right. The rotor they sent you looks like the correct one (and similar to every FWD vehicle I've serviced). Give the old one a few whacks if necessary to loosen it. On some vehicles (not seen on the picture you posted) there might be a retainer ring (or whatever it's called) which needs to come off to remove the rotor. I never replace these, as the wheel and lugs hold everything in place when reassembled (so I assume the purpose is to simply hold everything in place during factory assembly).
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:17 PM   #430
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great idea on the bolts!! kudos!!! love it!!
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:15 PM   #431
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Next project either change the transmission fluid on the corolla or do the rear brakes.

The Honda fit has a rattle noise in the front. I'm guessing the bearing went bad after the last project.

I remember in Cuba, my grandfather used to rebuild the bearings all the time. Here they just replace with new and you get a large bill. Maybe something to do with cars today vs our old Chevrolet.

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Old 11-12-2017, 10:53 AM   #432
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makes sense to be able to do as much as possible with my own cars while planning for the bus
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:13 AM   #433
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sealed-unit wheel bearings are common here in the states.. simply because of time at assembly of the vehicle and also incompetence of mechanics during repair / maintenance.. using sealed bearing units means that the proper clearances and seating of the bearings and races within the hub arew done in a controlled factory..

while as a kid I dont remember wheels flying off of cars.. evidently it was an issue since its mentioned more than once in the reasonings behind even newer big-rigs going to sealed bearing hub units..

I do remember wheel bearings going bad more often though or needing maintenance on them.. "getting the wheel bearings re-packed" was something I remember my parents and grandparents doing or having done periodically on our cars..

my rear drive cars i never kept long enough to ever have to re-pack them after I would do an initial bearing replacement when I restored the car.. and it never seemed hard to me to get the bearings properly greased and seated..
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:01 PM   #434
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6.6 Duramax Diesel engine

For the noob like me. I want to try to do repairs and maintenance myself.
Stick to the gas engine chevy 4.8 6.0 5.7.
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Okay to consider the 6.6 Duramax Diesel engine ?
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To think that even considered it. LOL !!!!!!
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:27 PM   #436
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That one can go straight back into service as a SPED bus.

You were competing against dealers, and school districts.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:11 PM   #437
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Hey ORICH 84?
I was following it but how did your lug nut change go.
I am an old school mechanic for almost anything American but I bought my son a Honda CRV a couple months ago and last week he had a flat and broke a lug nut? I kinda remember your experience on that, have seen some you tube hacks and one I am considering doing?
So far you are my Honda guru if you don't mind sharing what you ended up doing to change the stud?
My way is to dive it out with a punch and hammer,drill a hole big enough in the plate behind to allow me to drive a new one in with a punch and hammer or at least to get it started and some oversized washers to fit the lug nut and an impact drill to pull it tight.
Doesn't look like the lug stud is bolted to the caliper so that would be a chance to grease the bearings?
I don't want to pull an axle to change a stud? Not going to?
Please refresh me on your endeavor or tell me to quit being lazy and go back in the threads and look at your pics.
Give what you got? Please
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On the Honda fit. There is no space to hammer out the broken stud and replace the new one.

What the Honda mechanic did was to pull the hub out with the inner bearing (basically press the bearing open). Then he replaced the stud and pressed back in there.

I think I'm having trouble with that bearing now, I read it happens at times after the bearing is taken apart.

Hope that helps. And yes, the main difference is that is designed differently.
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