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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:11 pm 
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HI, i have a 1994 geo metro xfi, and i just bought the crossed drilled rotors and new brake pads. i never taken of the brakes before. and the hub won't budge. how do i get it off with out going to autozone and renting a slide hammer.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:49 pm 
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Davvpar wrote:
HI, i have a 1994 geo metro xfi, and i just bought the crossed drilled rotors and new brake pads. i never taken of the brakes before. and the hub won't budge. how do i get it off with out going to autozone and renting a slide hammer.


In two words: you don't. You need the slide hammer and there's nothing you can do about it.

Make sure that you have your hub nut unstaked and removed first, or else you'll just be hammering away for nothing.

Be careful putting the hub back in or else you'll push the inside wheel bearing back out the other side of the spindle. Don't use a slide hammer when reassembling. Use a large socket and a hammer instead since it's easier to keep the hub centred.

Be prepared to remove the whole spindle in case a bearing does pop out.


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ps: Hopefully you've got the right rotor for your car. The larger GTi/convertable rotors won't work with the rest of the '89-94 models. Make sure you check and compare before doing major surgery on your car. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:09 pm 
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Davvpar wrote:
HI, i have a 1994 geo metro xfi, and i just bought the crossed drilled rotors and new brake pads. i never taken of the brakes before. and the hub won't budge. how do i get it off with out going to autozone and renting a slide hammer.


Is this the metro you're trying to sell? If so, why add more parts to it?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:57 am 
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No, i sold that metro for 700 dollars, i bought an xfi for 200 and it only has 31k on it and it needs new brakes.

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That slide hammer works like a dream when getting those rotors off. Get it. You won't regret it.
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BlackestSS wrote:
That slide hammer works like a dream when getting those rotors off. Get it. You won't regret it.
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Yeah, it's not much effort to get the hub to separate, but it does take some persuasion. I just removed my knuckle completely from the car, and then tapped the hub out from the backside while the knuckle was clamped in a vice.

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Piece of 2x4 and a hammer. Put the 2x4 behind the rotor and hit the board with the hammer all over the place. I did it to the 89 metro my parents have. 189K miles on there and never been off. The board and hammer works like a charm. Just be sure to hit it all over.

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