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How difficult is it to replace rotors on 2002 durango

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Once you have the wheel and caliper off the rotor should slide right off. you may have to tap it with a hammer to loosen the rust

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SOURCE: cant get seized rotor off 01' durango.? tried a hammer.? any ideas.?

You can try liquid wrench or PB Blaster sprayed on the hub and a bigger hammer. It will just take brute force to get it off. For future endeavors, put anti-seize compound on the hub before installing the rotors.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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New brakes and rotors need time to properly bed in. During the bedding in period brake squeal is normal.
Have you bedded in the brakes properly? if so use some brake squeal goo on the back of the brake pads which are touched by the pistons.
Brake squeal is can be caused by a number of things, most commonly is the lack of shims which cause the pads to vibrate within their holders which then cause them to squeal.
It could also be due to improper bed in. If this is the case the pads/rotors may be glazed due to overheating aka cooking the brake pads. What happens is all the material on the brake pads melt and form a glass like surface on the brake pad which then reduces brake force and causes the brakes to squeal once the brakes are warm.
If you are mechanically minded you can use 120grit sandpaper to gently sand the brake pads (EVENLY) to remove the glaze and gently give the rotors a once over. After which you have to do the bed in procedure. Maybe twice to get enough pad material to transfer onto the disk.

otherwise as hemidart stated, some cheap inferior brake pads are made with materials that just cause squealing. only fix for this is to get good brake pads.

no point scrimping on brakes as they last a long time anyway.

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