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The rotors are knock off rotors. They are just rusted and stuck to the hub. DO NOT REMOVE THE AXLE NUT. this will not help you get the rotor off. Instead use a large hammer and hit the rotor from the back side. Several good whacks should break it free.
The brake rotors on a Toyota Matrix
are an extremely important aspect of the brake system. Over time, the
rotors, which are the round disc that the caliper and brake pads clamp
when the brakes are applied, can get scored, warped or simply wear too
thin from use. Rotors should be regularly inspected for wear and
replaced if necessary to ensure that your Matrix's brakes function
properly and safely. Replacing rotors is a simple job that can be done in a few hours
Loosen the lug nuts that fasten the wheels on. Raise the Matrix with a jack and support it securely with jack stands. Remove the wheels.
Clean the brake caliper, rotor and nearby areas with brake
cleaner and a clean rag. Make sure there is no dirt, oil or contaminants
on the brake components.
Remove the bolts that hold the caliper to the caliper
mounting bracket. There will be two bolts that can be removed with a
socket and ratchet or an open-ended wrench.
Slide the caliper off of the rotor. Support the caliper with a
piece of wire or string so that the weight of it is not on the brake
line, which could be damaged from the weight of the caliper.
Remove the caliper mounting bracket by removing the two bolts with a ratchet or an open-ended wrench. Set the bracket aside.
Pull the rotor straight off of the hub. On the Matrix,
the rotors are not bolted on with anything, once the wheel and the
caliper are out of the way. However, the rotor may be frozen onto the
hub from years of dirt and rust. Use a rubber mallet to tap the rotor
Raise vehicle and remove wheels. Disconnect brakeli ne from caliper (if necessary). Remove caliper.
On models with free wheeling hub, set control handl e to FREE position. On all models, remove hub cover, bolt/washer and hub body. Use tapered punch to open slits of conical washers. Remove axle shaft
snap ring (if equipped).
Straighten tabs of outer lock washer. Using Spindle Socket (09607-60020), remove lock nut, lock washer
and adjusting nut. Remove thrust washer and outer b earing. Remove axle hub and rotor. Remove grease se al and inner bearing. Press hub bolts out of axle hub. Remove retaining bolts, and separate rotor from hu b.
On most camries you need to remove the wheels, then brake pads, and the
calipers. Most camries do not use any screws to hold the rotors, thus when you
remove the calipers you should be able to remove rotors without problems.
if there are no screws visible on the hub of the rotor, its just seized from rust, get some pb blaster and lightly spray around the hub and the lug nut studs, then whack away with a hammer on the hub of the rotor, not the rotor itself unless you plan on replacing the rotor
well, i assume you don't have an air hammer do you? if so, hit the rotor between the wheel studs. I assume you have at least a hammer? Start hitting the rotor between the wheel hubs. First the top half then the other, making sure not to hit the rotor where the brake pads ride. Oh, don't forget to spray around the hub with wd40
If you are talking about the brake rotors, you do NOT remove the 30 mm nut. That nut just holds the axle shaft to the hub. Remove the caliper and the caliper bracket, the rotor should come off, you may have to tap the brake rotor to dislodge it from the center hub.