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What holds the front rotors from coming off, while doing brake job.

Doing brake job, going to replace the rotors. is the allen scew holding the rotor from coming off?

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  • albert canchola Jun 12, 2012

    the calipers are already off, along with the bracket that hold the calipers on. I thought the rotors would just fall off, but they didn't.

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Your brake calipers hold the rotor on, take off the two bolts that hold on the caliper. If you don't know what the caliper is follow the brake line .Where it ends is the caliper and it should be holding two brake pads.

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