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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2009, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Socket size needed to remove rotors 2005

I need to change the rotors on my 2005 cobalt.

I don't have the size socket needed to remove the nut in the middle that holds the rotor on.

Any help on the size needed?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2009, 07:57 PM
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hope this helps

ehhh....i think your looking at the axle shaft nut and you dont need to remove that to change ur rotors. u just need to pull off the caliper. it should be two 15 millimeter bolts on the back side of the caliper the whole assembly will come off, then the rotor will just slide off the wheel studs... hope this helps....
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wow, really?

ok, I planned on changing the pads tomorrow and waiting on the rotors but if the rotors come off when i remove the caliper then that makes it much easier to do both
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yep the calipers hold the pads inside the casting....i hope im not talking greek to u....
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no, I change all of it on my 94 cav. before. Just didn't know if it had changed in the 10 year difference in cars... guess not lol.

thanks for the help
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and if its a little rusty a couple taps with a rubber mallet would do ofr that. and you have to break off the two little clips on two of the lug studs.



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Yep pry them off with a flat blade screw driver, they will prolly break....
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a little high temp (copper) antiseize on the backside of where the rotor mounts is always a good idea as well..
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I get to put my rotors and pads on this weekend...exciting...too bad I don't have tires for my MSR 045's so I can show off the rotors...oh well....Powerslot and Hawk FTW!

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