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I Cannot get the rotor off the front of my 97 Accura2.2CL. I removed the four bolts holding the rotor to the hub, and the large nut holding the cv joint to the hub. The hub will still not come off so I can remove the rotor. Any ideas? Thanks

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YOU NEED SOME WD-40 AND BIGGER HAMMER

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