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bigdaddychia 12-08-2011 02:16 PM

How to: Replacing hubs and rotors.
 
So I figure I would actually post a how to. I decided that with 300k it might be a wise choice to replace the hubs and fionally replace the rotors(they were warping). So I found some good replacments. First I discovered a company called Disc Brake Rotors & Pads | R1Concepts.com that sales only brake stuff. So I purchased there e-line slotted and cross-drilled rotors and ceramic brake pads. I then found that timken has replacemtn hubs and found a new set on ebay for 60 a peice. Autozone wanted a 100 and the dealaer wanted 150. Note, this is for 1st generation but 2nd should be similar. So here we go.

First u need to remove the cotter pin on the axle and with some one putting the brakes on loosen the axle nut. U will need a 30mm axle nut socket to do this


next with a 14mm socket remove the 2 bolts holding the caliper to the caliper bracket. U can either use a wire to hang the caliper or it actually can fit in between the springs as not to pull on the brake line.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...204_161400.jpg
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...204_161556.jpg

Next with a 17mm socket take off the caliper bracket
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...204_161627.jpg


Take the rotor off and this is what you should see
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...204_161700.jpg

Now for the hub removal. With a 21 mm socket and open end wrench take off the 2 bolts holding the shock to the spindle
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...204_161732.jpg

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...204_161804.jpg

Next taking a soft rubber mallet hit the threaded end of the axle and it will back out of the hub. You may need a center punch or flat had screw driver to knock it all the way thorugh.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...204_161926.jpg

Taking a 17 mm socket remove the 2 bolts holding the hub to the spindle
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...204_161951.jpg

Take a hammer and pound the old hub out.
New Hub next to old hub
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...204_162023.jpg

new rotor next to old rotor with 307k miles on them
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...204_162636.jpg

Mount the hub back to the spindle and tighten the bolts down. Now just do everything in the reverse order and u should end up with this.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...204_163358.jpg

A tip for the pads. Replace them like in this pic. Put the pads on first colpase the caliper then put the caliper on
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...204_163646.jpg

And now done with wheels back on
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/h...204_164510.jpg


So far I have been very happy. All the brake squeal is gone and so is the shakign from when I stop. Total price on this job

160 for pads and rotors
120 for hubs
14 for 30 mm axle nut socket

robj80 12-08-2011 02:36 PM

Awesome post. So I guess the hub and bearing are one unit on the Versa? With getting so many miles out of the stock parts I'm surprised you bought anything else.

bigdaddychia 12-08-2011 02:48 PM

Well I trust timken. They make quality parts. And I have had good luck with after market stuff as well. And yeah the hubs and bearings are a non servicable unit

JoshG 12-08-2011 02:58 PM

Upgrading performance parts with quality parts is always good. Nice wheels too. :thumb2:

hemifan87 12-08-2011 03:43 PM

very nice how-to thats amazing you got all those miles out of the parts

MizuShinobi303 12-08-2011 05:33 PM

Very informative I am looking forward to the 300K mark. How difficult would it be to swap out the drum breaks for performance rotors?

bboy_romeo 12-08-2011 08:17 PM

very nice, i'd be scared to do that myself lol i would probably take it all apart and then forget how to put it all back lolll

bigdaddychia 12-09-2011 01:36 AM

im a self taught mechanic. It only took maybe 2 hours total and i caould knock it out in an hour the next time i do have to do it. Probably gonna be replacing my cats and o2 sensors soon so waith till u see that write up

robj80 12-09-2011 04:11 AM

You are an asset to the community. Can't wait until I need to do some work so I can do another howto. Next for me will prob be coolant drain and fill then sparkplugs.

BluV3R18 12-09-2011 06:30 AM

very nice write up, pics and everything good job!!!
I hope mine makes it to 300,000 miles too =)


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