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    Default '06 Rotor removal

    I was working on my problem with low speed ABS activation, I read that the sensors are probably dirty and need to be cleaned to solve the problem. I quit the automotive field 10 years ago and really have no drive to do this, but economic situation sez that I need to do this myself. So, I jacked up the truck, took off the wheel, removed the Caliper and noticed that the Rotor has to come off to get to the Sensor....removed the transport screw holding the Rotor in place...the freakin' Rotor will not break loose.....saw the threaded holes to put bolts in to help back the Rotor out...looked to be 8x1.25...trip to Ace Hardware....back home to find out they're too small.....back to A H to get 10x1.25....too big.....throw bolts in tool box, put Caliper back on, reinstall wheel and drop the truck off the Jack....all this leading to the question: 'What is the proper size bolt"...or, "Is there a better way to do this"...just in case I get the idea to try it again
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    We did a brake job on the rear of our 05' Silverado this summer, and we also had a hell of a time getting the rear rotors off. On ours the brake adjuster which looks like a tiny wheel with fins on it was turned way too tight, there is a small hole on the top or bottom of the back of the backing plate depending on which side of the truck. There is a rubber plug that needs to be pulled off first, and then take a small screw driver and push the wheel up or down to release the tension and then the rotor just fell off for us. Here is a link to the thread I posted about it, I have a lot of pictures showing the hole and the adjuster hopefully this helps if not then just consider it a bump!
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    I just did my front brake pads and rotors a few weeks ago, and I did the same thing I did on my car, got a BFH and gave them a couple manly hits right on the outside edge. I am assuming these are hubcentric hubs, so when you slide the rotor on it centers on the hub and can seize there slightly.
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    I sprayed the crap out of them with WD40...whacked them pretty good on the Hub surface, no luck....then a Rubber Mallet on the Braking surface (Rotors no being replaced), again no luck....

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    If the bolts are in between they are probably 3/8 X 16 SAE threads. GM still uses both metric and SAE bolts on their cars and trucks even to this day. It makes the tool companies happy.

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    Thanks Jimmee

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