On the first attempt to change the disc brakes we had an issue with a cross threaded lock nut on the right Stub Axle. Rovers North had all required parts ready for shipment. Apart of the Stub Axle new seals and a complete set of bearings were shipped to San Diego and then brought across the border and further transported by bus to San Ignacio.
Since I was already enjoying beach life in Mulegé I needed to travel back up north to San Ignacio to see my trusted mechanico El Leon. Before we started the job all parts were carefully laid out and double checked whether everything is complete and nothing is missing.
After removing the brake caliper, the brake disc and wheel bearings were removed. Then the old Stub Axle was disassembled from the from the Swivel Housing.
The old bronze Thrust Collar which is shrunk fit on the Stub Axle was meant to be reused and needed to be removed while applying some heat. The collar came off very easily.
The hot Thrust Collar was then put on the new Stub Axle for a new shrink fit.
Then we concentrated onto the bearings. After removing all factory applied gum the bearing seats were carefully pressed into their housings.
The Stub Axle was then already ready to be reinstalled.
The inner and outer wheel bearings got a fare mount of grease which was worked into the rollers.
Finally the new brake disc was screwed to the Wheel Hub.
Last but not least the whole brake disc assembly was put back onto the Stub Axle and secured with a new Hub Locking Nut.
After the brake caliber with new brake pads was reinstalled the job was completed. Only 2h later I was able to leave El Leon’s garage as a happy camper.