front brake rotor crv

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Old 07-06-06, 04:31 AM
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front brake rotor crv

I just replaced my brake pads and rotors on my 2004 honda crv. The rotors each had to phillip head screws in them. When I got to my last rotor I ran into a problem, one of the screws came out no prob but the other one was stripped and I had to drill it out. I put the new rotor on and used the one screw and put it all back together. My question is, is it necessary or dangerous for me to not have that second screw in to hold the rotor. I didn't think it was a big deal since, one the rotors end up rusting to the hub and two the tire holds it on as well. Please let me know, also where do I get the replacement screws, the dealer?
 
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Old 07-06-06, 04:33 AM
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You'll be fine without it.
 
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Old 07-06-06, 05:31 AM
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Reason for the screws

I really believe the reason for those screws is to pull off the rotar. You would do this by installing two bolts were the screws were and tighten both a little at a time this would press the rotar off.
They do not hold anything on they are just there to remove rotar. You will be OK with out it.
 
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Old 07-06-06, 05:48 AM
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Not the screws he is talking about they hold the rotor on when it goes down the assembly line, GM has things that look like clips on the studs that you have to remove the first time you take the rotors. Leave it to the american car companies to find a way cheaper than a screw.

The screw your not putting back in won't matter it served its purpose at the assembly plant
 
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Thanks guys, I assumed that. I figured it was there for the assembly line and to align it when putting it together, the one screw allowed me to align it just fine. My car is less than two years old and the amount of times I had to hit the old rotor with my 3lb hammer because it was rusted on, I cant imagine it taking long for the new one to do the same. Now I know why people pay mechanics to do it.
 
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prevent rust

You can prevent it from becoming a hammer fest again by just applying a thin coat of high temp greese (just a dab were it mates)
 
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