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Old 05-06-2012, 12:25 AM   #1
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Help on rotor problem please.

In the process of taking off my rotor but it will not come off it feels like every time I try to pull it off something is stopping me and then pulls it back. I took the E-brake off and took off the brake fluid cap and still nothing? Any ideas of how to get that rotor off. Im gonna buy a rubber mallet in the AM and try whacking it a couple times.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:27 AM   #2
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I assume the retaining screw is off. It holds the rotor to the hub. On top of getting a rubber mallet, I would get a propane torch and heat it up around the hub area then try the mallet. And if you do get it off, apply some antisieze to the back of the rotor before putting it back on. This will make it easier to take off next time.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:46 PM   #3
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Hit it with a rubber mallet spinning it around and hitting a few points. If it is rusted on some PB Blaster may help
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:41 AM   #4
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Thanks and yeah I took that screw out. And sprayed it with pb blaster. I just got the rubber mallet and will try it in the morning when I wake up. I appreciate all the help, and I will let you all know what happens after whacking it with the rubber mallet. It's definitely rust on it. It's been sitting for about 3 years. Im also gonna take some pics and post them tomorrow.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:29 AM   #5
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Use wire brush and brake cleaner on hub once you get it off to make sure this doesn't happen again.
You can also apply anti seize to help and you won't ever have to deal with a stuck rotor again.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:31 PM   #6
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Thanks guys for all your help, I got the rotor off. I had to pry it loose with a screw driver the rotor from the thing lol I have pictures here goes. Click image for larger version

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