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08-04-2012, 05:11 PM #1
How to get stuck front rotors off
So a friend an I proceeded to replace my rotors today, thinking the rear ones would be the ones causing us trouble because of the e-brake in the drum.
Well we got the rear ones done in no time flat.
Then we started on the front ones and they will not come off. We used PB/ WD-40, a large metal mallet, and the front rotors will not come off the truck.
Oh, forgot to mention, the Truck has 4 wheel disc's but the emergency brake is in a drum on the rear disc.
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08-04-2012, 06:08 PM #2
gear puller may work, if a metal mallet dosnt work, try a good dead blow hammer. sometimes they work better.
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08-04-2012, 07:23 PM #3
Sorry to ask, as you may have already done this, but on my Truck there is a Retainer Clip, on 1 of the Stud's on the Front Rotor's??.......the Clip is Number # 16,
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08-04-2012, 07:49 PM #4
Yes we removed the retainer clips by cutting them off with snip tools there were 2 of them opposite each other. and that diagram is correct. # 15 will not come off the hub for some reason.
Trust me, the mallot was about 5 lbs, and our ears are still ringing, it does not want to come off the hub.
08-04-2012, 08:10 PM #5
08-04-2012, 08:33 PM #6
huh, try hitting the top then the bottom in turn, a side to side motion if you will. if that wont work, get a torch maybe, heat the rotor then try wackin it.
08-04-2012, 11:05 PM #7
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08-04-2012, 11:32 PM #9
It's a rotor, so it routinely gets hot just by the nature of its function. Heating causes expansion, which might help -- just try to apply the heat evenly.
08-05-2012, 11:46 AM #10
what surreal said.
a air hammer might help as well if you have access to one. lots of times the vibration will break loose the corrosion.
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