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Rear brake disc replacement

I need to replace rear disc on brakes. safety issue.. and shops are busy changing tires for winter.. good all off but can't get the disc off.. it should come off but drum brake seem to be holding disc on.??what to do.

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  • puncho1 Nov 08, 2008

    removed caliper and caliper holder. removed lock pin and drive shaft bolt. disc is not coming off???

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Hi puncho1, u say the drum brake seems to be holding the disc on,,,,,,,,do u mean the wheel hub? I'm not familiar w/ Nissan, but if the disc isn't attached to the hub from the front or back, it's probably just corrosion at the center of the disc where it fits over the hub. A little rust can make it seem as if it's welded on. Spray wd-40 or similar lubricant, soaking the contact point of wheel hub/disc. Let it soak in, then try hitting the back of the disc w/ a block of wood and hammer, it should pop off, let me know how u do.

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Are your brake pads squeezing the rotor? are your brakes disc or drum? in order to replace pads on disc brakes you need to unbolt the caliper. If you have drum brakes make sure your car is secured and make sure your parking brake isn't on... 

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First Here is a list of what you will need. This list mainly applies to disc brakes but I have included a link for how to replace drum brakes with graphic images. All parts can be purchased from an auto parts or hardware store.
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  16. Use the brake cleaner to spray the brake pads and other parts within the drum to clean and prevent dust from being breathed in.
  17. Use the following link for better information on how to replace drum brakes http://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-shoes-and-drums
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