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Front Brake disc replacement

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by lil4399, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. lil4399

    lil4399 Active Member

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    Been for MOT today - failed.

    Need new front discs. Can't find my manual. Garage all ran for cover when I said "what they like to change" is it that bad? also tester was ****ed off when the landie (90, 1989) ****ed on his head from rear diff. Is the seal replaceable with diff in situ (prop off, etc)

    cheers for any response
     
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    discojamz New Member

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    Yes diff is replaceable in situ - Replacing the diff pinion oil seal. - LR4x4 - The Land Rover Forum

    Not sure about change front discs but if its anything like the rear, just take the hub off and there are about 6 bolts securing the disc to the hub. to make it easier to undo them, put the hub face down onto the wheel you've taken off to stop it spinning:D
     
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    yer the fronts are the same
     
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    cheers disco your a star
     
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    Just read the links, now going to order discs, pads and seal.
    Guess what I'm doing this weekend!!

    Thanks guys
     
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    Just removed the discs etc from my 97 defender 130, are the inner hub bearings supposed to stay in the hub housing or on the axle as mine did?
     
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    The discs can sometimes take a bit of effort to remove from the hub, I struggled with my old 300tdi Disco and eventually asked a mechanic, who used a block of alloy on the floor to protect the hub and seal, and belted the disk off with a big hammer.

    Just done my Defender 300tdi and they tapped out lovely, just depends on the tolerances or rust. The rest of the job isn't too bad. Read up on adjusting the wheel bearings back up, as that is the only bit I have needed to redo as I left them too slack.
     
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    If it's any help, here are some pictures of me doing mine a few weeks ago.
    http://www.landyzone.co.uk/lz/f16/browns-brake-rebuild-thread-220055.html
    Yes, the discs were quite firmly rusted onto the hubs but do not despair, they can be hammered loose. I cleaned up the mating surfaces on my hubs and put grease on, and then the action of tightening the bolts squeezed the new ones on nicely (provided you go round a few times and tighten them evenly). I changed pistons and seals at the same time for good measure, but it's worth checking that the pistons are able to move freely, because they do tend to rust up, as I discovered.
     
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    I don't think it really matters. Sometimes the seal pulls them off as you remove, sometimes not. The main thing it to get everything settled back together concentrically (if that's a word) on reassembly. Oh, and try not to drop them on the ground so they get grit all stuck to them, as I tend to do.
     
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    Thanks guys, loads of top info there, i used a wheel puller to get the old bearing of the stub. So far all going well new bearings in the hub all greased up, just need to find the torque settings for the bolts etc...then do the other side, hopefully a bit quicker now i have an idea what to do.
    Then its the power steering pump replacement as the pulley is moving forward and shredding my fan belt( luckily i noticed the charge light when i went to start it after the belt was replaced).
    At least i have a few days off and the weather is cracking for working outside.
     
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    Did you get the torques? I finished mine today and have them here. Yes I found the second set far far quicker and in a bizarre way I bloody enjoyed doing it.