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Changing Rotors I have my brakes off and am trying to get my rotors off but they won't come off. Is there a clip or bolt that I am missing or could the rust be that bad?

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  • sammyjnrtwin Oct 26, 2008

    The only thing that I see is a bolt in the center, but it looks like it is hooked to the half shaft, is that the bolt that you are speaking of? The new rotor doesn't show any signs of having anything in the center. So, I wondering if this picture helps.


    Thanks in advance!

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    All you need to do is tap the outer edges of the rotor with a rubber mallet to loosen it from the 5 lug bolts. The only thing holding it on is the caliber (which you removed to replace the brake pads) and the 5 lug nuts.

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I just bought a gear puller and that did the trick really fast.  Of course I wasted my time banging on it for a few hours first.

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Danger do not remove big nut in middle that is axle shaft nut. To remove rotor you need to bang on surface of rotor between lugnut studs and on edges of rotor the only thing holding rotor on is rust.

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There should be a center cap you have to remove and inside there you tillfind s nut with a kotter pin thruough it you have to that loose in order to get the rotors off.to get the caps off youll need to tap it side to dies with a hammer til it ocmes loose then u can get to the nut to remove the rotors

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

  • Ronnie Houston Oct 26, 2008

    thats rhe one that has to come off

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