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The rotors on my 06 pilot look like they are secured with one large lug nut and a large hex nut - there are no 2 set screws that seem to be always mentioned - is this normal and is removing the 1-1/2 inch lug nut and hex nut the correct way to remove the rotor?
 

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That nut is your axle nut. Do not remove this for a rotor replacement.That does not hold the rotor on at all. If there are no set screws( Which are not really needed) once you remove the brake caliper lightly take a hammer and hit the back of the rotor and it will come right off.
 

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Post a pic of your rotor to confirm what lugs or nuts you see. As mentioned once the caliper+pads are removed the rotor should come off. For really stubborn rusted rotors I've wrenched in 2 longer bolts where the set screws were to get the rotor off.
 

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there are no 2 set screws that seem to be always mentioned - is this normal ?
Actually, you're kind of lucky those were removed and discarded the last time your rotors were changed, presumably. Many who have done a rotor swap will tell you that's sometimes the toughest part of the job, and resorting to impact tools is the only way, after much cussin'.
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They don't really need to be there anymore after the manufacturing process on the assembly line.
 

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Post a pic of your rotor to confirm what lugs or nuts you see. As mentioned once the caliper+pads are removed the rotor should come off. For really stubborn rusted rotors I've wrenched in 2 longer bolts where the set screws were to get the rotor off.
I've watch all the how to videos and all of them show a gap between the axle nut and the center hole of the rotor - that's not what I have! The center hole of my rotor is completely covered by a large lug nut about 1-1/2" diameter and a 2" hex nut. Can't see how to remove the rotor without removing them?
 

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I've watch all the how to videos and all of them show a gap between the axle nut and the center hole of the rotor - that's not what I have! The center hole of my rotor is completely covered by a large lug nut about 1-1/2" diameter and a 2" hex nut. Can't see how to remove the rotor without removing them?
 

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I've watch all the how to videos and all of them show a gap between the axle nut and the center hole of the rotor - that's not what I have! The center hole of my rotor is completely covered by a large lug nut about 1-1/2" diameter and a 2" hex nut. Can't see how to remove the rotor without removing them?
Post a picture of what yours is like.

Are you saying it does NOT look like this once you remove the front wheel:

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Yes it does not look like that - You see the gap between the axle nut and rotor hole - mine is completely covered by a large lug nut and larger hex nut in front of the lug nut -
 

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Yes it does not look like that - You see the gap between the axle nut and rotor hole - mine is completely covered by a large lug nut and larger hex nut in front of the lug nut -
Yes it does not look like that - You see the gap between the axle nut and rotor hole - mine is completely covered by a large lug nut and larger hex nut in front of the lug nut -
Then we need a picture of yours. Because there is NO "lug nut" in that picture above. A lug nut goes on the studs to hold the wheel on.

The only thing I can think of is if someone replaced your axle nut with a different design, with a overlayed "keeper" device instead of the standard staked nut.

Got a camera phone?
 

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What your saying sounds right except that my front rotors have never been replaced - that's the way the car came from the dealer and it was new. I'll remove the tire in the next few days and send a picture -- thanks for replying
 

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What your saying sounds right except that my front rotors have never been replaced - that's the way the car came from the dealer and it was new. I'll remove the tire in the next few days and send a picture -- thanks for replying
You have a 14 year old car on the original rotors, and they have never been removed for resurfacing for a brake job? That's amazing.
 

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What you are describing definitely doesn't make sense. You must send a picture. And, 14 year old rotors are most unlikely. They should have been replaced a long time ago and probably were.
 

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Any chance someone put some strange wheel spacers on at some point?

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The suspense is killing me. ??
Photo Please.
 

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"IT JUST STARTED MAKING A LITTLE SQUEEK SO I BROUGHT IT IN......"






 
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"IT JUST STARTED MAKING A LITTLE SQUEEK SO I BROUGHT IT IN......"






Haha, looks like your calipers were binding a tad. :p

 
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