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fbrown 09-29-2012 04:15 PM

front brake rotor removal
After removing the brake rotor mounting screw, I am not able to remove the rotors. I didn't believe you had to remove the wheel bearings to remove the rotors. Could they be rusted to the hub? I tried penetrating oil and then tapping with a hammer but no luck.

E46_330i_Stud 09-29-2012 04:18 PM

Bang it with a dead blow. Dumb question, you took the caliper off, right? Hit the center with a hammer. It'll come off.

cityjohn 09-29-2012 04:37 PM

^ That's what worked for me. Hours of PB Blaster...had to move up from a small hammer to a big one; the increased mass made a difference.

fbrown 09-30-2012 10:36 PM

Yes I had removed the caliper. After 13 years the 2 surfaces had fused together. Lots of penetrating oil and 30 blows with the hammer finally got them off. Thanks for the advice.

Solidjake 09-30-2012 10:57 PM


I had to use a big block of wood and a hammer.

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