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Old 09-29-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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Bang it with a dead blow. Dumb question, you took the caliper off, right? Hit the center with a hammer. It'll come off.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:37 PM   #3
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^ 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.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:36 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:57 PM   #5
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Nice.

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