If you are looking to save some money on your mechanics bill, you may want to learn how to remove the brake rotors on your 1995 Chevy S-10 pickup. Brakes are one component of your truck that will need regular maintenance. When the brake pads get worn, they tend to wear grooves in the brake rotors, thus requiring the rotors to be removed and turned to create a smooth surface. If you can remove the rotors yourself, you can save lots of down time and labor costs.
To remove the brake rotors on your Chevy S-10 you will need:
- jack stands
- tire iron
- 1/2 socket and ratchet
- open ended wrenches
- flat head screwdriver
- needle nose pliers
- Remove the tires. Use your tire iron to break the lug nuts loose on your two front wheels. Do not remove the lugs completely until you have jacked the truck up all the way and set the jack stands. After the jack stands are set, remove the lugs and take the tires off. Make sure you have set the park break and scotched the back tires of your Chevy S-10.
- Remove the brake calipers. Use the 1/2 inch socket and ratchet to loosen the bolts holding the brake calipers to the rotors. Lift the calipers up and off of the brake rotor and hang it to the side out of the way of the rotor. You want to be careful not to put tension on the brake lines.
- Remove the grease cap and the cotter pin. Using your flat head screwdriver,pry the grease cap free from the center of the break rotor. Place the grease cap in a safe place where it will not get lost. Use the needle nose pliers to remove the cotter pin and place it with the grease cap.
- Remove the brake rotor. Using the open ended wrench, remove the nut and washers holding the rotor on and place them with the grease cap and cotter pin. Slide the brake rotor free, being careful not to spill the bearings out.