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Remove rear brake rotors

Ican't get the rotor on passenger side rear to loosen up

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  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    it is rusted on, just keep at it.

  • jason skovly May 11, 2010

    are you able to remove the brake calipers

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Rap it with a rubber mallet.

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1.Set the vehicle transmission in "Park" and engage the emergency brake before attempting to remove the front right axle. Place wood blocks behind the rear wheels to prevent the vehicle from rolling and loosen the lug nuts one complete turn on the right front wheel with a tire tool.

2. .Lift the front passenger side of the vehicle with a floor jack and slide a jack stand under the vehicle frame near the wheel. Lower the floor jack so the vehicle is sitting on the jack stand and move the floor jack out of the way.

3. Remove the lug nuts with the tire tool and set the front passenger wheel out of the way. Take the cap off the end of the axle with a standard screwdriver and remove the cotter pin from the axle with a pair of pliers.

  • 4. Slide the crown washer off the axle and loosen the axle nut with a crescent wrench. Unfasten the top and bottom bolts that secure the brake caliper to the rotor with a socket wrench and slide the bolts out of the caliper.
  • 5. Lift the brake caliper off the rotor and remove the brake pads from the caliper. Suspend the brake caliper from the vehicle frame with a wire hanger and take the rotor off the axle.
  • 6. Unfasten the thru-bolt on the vertical sway bar with a socket wrench and remove the bolt from the sway bar. Take the channel bolt out from between the sway bar and lower A-arm that the thru-bolt ran through, and loosen the bolts that secure the front right axle to the center flange with a socket wrench and breaker bar. You may need to loosen the bolts with the breaker bar before removing them with the socket wrench.
  • 7. Slide the front right axle off the center flange and let it rest on the A-arm. Lift the front passenger side up with the floor jack to get enough room between the steering knuckle and A-arm and slide the axle out of the vehicle.
    Install in reverse order.
  • Mar 23, 2012 | 2006 Mazda 3

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    Removing rear rotors


    On the rear wheels, the inside of the rotors act as a drum for the emergency brake shoes. You must loosen the emergency brake so that the shoes back away from the inside walls of the rotor. Loosen the emergency brake, left and right side, by loosening both nuts at the emergency brake handle. Further, the emergency brake's internal adjusting nuts are accessible through the lug holes in the hub. Then remove the rear rotors

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    Is there a certain way to change rear brake rotors. They seem to be frozen and will not come off. I did not see a set screw in the rotors like some of the new models have.


    ok i have been doing the for 22 yrs..heres the prob...inside the rear brake rotors r ur parking brake shoes..there is either a rust lip the built up on the inside of the rotor causing the parking brake shoes to grab the rust lip when u try to remove the rotor..if this is the case u will also need to repalce the rear parking shoes and the parking brake shoe holddown spring kit since it will probably break when u have to pry the rotor off....or u maybe able to de adjust the rear shoes by the self adjuster...look on the back side of the other side of the brake rotor an u should see a over slot just below the control arm...if it there use a brake spoon or straight slot screw driver to de adjust the rear park shoes.move it up or down ..one way will tighten them the other way will loosen them...if ur rotor doesnt move at all take off the rear caliper an hit the back side of the brake rotor to knock it off

    Jul 16, 2011 | 1998 Ford Explorer

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    I changed the rear rotors on a 2004 dodge caravan. i had to loosen the self adjuster on the parking brake to remove the rotor. should i re adjust the self adjuster or will it reset itself? i manually reset...


    okay. In order to change the rear brake rotors, you DID NOT have to loosen off the adjuster to get it off. sometimes between the rotor, and the hub it sits against, corrosion develops and this will cause the rotor to be "stuck" so to be speak. A good hit in between the wheel studs with a hammer, a good solid hit, sometimes multiple time using a good penetrating fluid like WD40 will loosen the rotors. and in order to set the parking brake cable yes the guy did have to remove the rotor as there is a spring in the way of the adjuster. The spring there holds the adjuster in place from backing or getting any tighter upon moving forward or rear ward. So please next time just use a hammer in between the wheel studs, i'm sure you will see it pop off easily. If not, then hit the face of the rotor from behind which is the caliper side. You are going to replace them anyway so damage won't matter. That usually works too. good luck!

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    How to remove brake rotors on a 1996 ford explorer


    How to replace the rear brake pads on a 1995 through 2001 Ford Explorer The system utilizes a drum-in-hat type rear brake rotor. The integral drum allows the use of a drum-and-shoe type parking brake system. All other components are similar to their front disc brake components Remove the two bolts on either side of the brake hose with the rubber boots. Do not remove the four bolts where the axle ties in. The two bolts to be removed require a 10mm socket/wrench. Loosen the pads from the caliper Rotor Removal In order to take the rotors off (replace with new or have them machined), it is best to loosen the emergency brake shoes. To do this, behind the rotors, in the back there is a rubber plug, remove that and you can use a screw driver to engage the teeth of the adjusting screw, turn it clockwise to loosen, usually 10-20 teeth. Usually this means turn it downward. After this, it may still be difficult to get the rotors off without tapping them. Use a rubber mallet and hit them from behind. Before really whacking the rotor, make sure you have loosened the adjusting screw enough. It may take heavy swings of the rubber hammer to do this. It will eventually break loose. Parking Brake You might want to check the parking brake while you are here. To remove:
    • Remove the rear disc brake rotor.
    • Remove the outboard return spring.
    • Remove the adjusting screw spring.
    • Remove the rear brake shoe hold-down spring and pin.
    • Remove the brake shoe adjusting screw and nut.
    • Remove the front brake shoe hold-down spring and pin.
    • Remove both parking brake shoes and the inboard return spring.
    • Check the parking brake lever for excessive wear and replace as necessary.
    To install:
    • Position the front parking brake shoe to the backing plate and install the hold-down pin and spring.
    • Install the rear parking brake shoe with the inboard return spring.
    • Position the brake shoe adjuster screw and nut on the shoes and install the rear shoe hold-down pin and spring.
    • Install the brake shoe adjuster spring.
    • Install the outboard return spring.
    • Adjust the parking brake shoes and install the rotor, caliper and wheel.
    • Lower the vehicle and tighten the wheel lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
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    • Measure the inside of the drum portion of the rear brake rotor
    • Remove the rear disc brake rotor.
    • Using Brake Adjustment Gauge D81L-1103-A or equivalent, measure the inside diameter of the drum portion of the rear disc brake rotor.
    • Subtract 0.020 in. (0.508mm) from the first measurement, adjust the brake shoes to that size
    • Adjust the parking brake adjuster screw until the outside diameter of the parking brake shoes measures 0.020 in. (0.508mm) less than the drum measurement.
    • Install the rear disc brake rotor.
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    Aug 09, 2010 | 1996 Ford Explorer

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    2004 kia sorento cannot get rear brake rotor off. have removed screws and it is loose but wont come off.


    make sure parking brake is off
    take off caliper
    pemove rotor
    if the park brake shoes inside rotor are tight then you have to loosen the adjuster to remove
    theres a hole in the rotor rotate it up and look through hole until you see the adjuster wheel loosen by rotating adjuster with flat blade screw driver

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    How do you remove the front passenger hub on a 98 escort. I wrenched on the nut, but it won't loosen


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    1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
    3. Unfasten the disc brake caliper retaining bolts.
    4. Remove the disc brake caliper and secure the caliper aside with mechanic's wire. Do not disconnect the brake hose.
    5. Pull the brake rotor from the hub.
    6. Inspect the rotor and refinish or replace, as necessary. If refinishing, the minimum thickness rotor thickness is stamped on the brake rotor.
    7. To install:
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    10. Install the brake caliper retaining bolts to specification.
    11. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
    12. Lower the vehicle.
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    It sounds like your hub/rotor is froze on....you'll need to apply some penetrant in the lug stud areas as wells as the area where the rotor mates to the axle hub.

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    First, make sure your parking brake is off.
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    Be very careful as my 75 year old pappy taught me this trick..... take of the wheel, make sure the rear of the vehicle is off the ground (both sides). Re affix 3 lugs back on the bolts (about 1/2 way tuened down). Start the vehilce and place in drive -spin the rear wheels and the force will cause the rotor to loosen against the lugs.

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