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Can't remove rear rotor on 2001 F-150. Tried pounding, PB Blaster & propane torch, no luck. >loosen off park brake. band on the inside of rotor obviously park is off. i'm having the same problem, was hammering it a little all around but i'm afraid of damaging the wheel bearing, and also i don't want to damage the rotor itself because i'm planing to turn it. So what to do? how to remove the damn thing??

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  • biogray Mar 04, 2009

    no i didn't touch the adjuster. But i think i knew if it was held only on a parking brake. It seems to be welded to the hub, there is no any movement between the rotor and the lug bolts. I already gave up, i'm going to resurface them myself, with rear wheel up and car in D.

  • biogray Mar 04, 2009

    the rotor is glued to the hub flange. So even if its held by brake shoes backing the adjuster wouldn't help.

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Have u backed off the parking brake at the adjuster on brake backing plate?

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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    yadayada Mar 04, 2009

    U don't understand u must back off the park brake shoes using the adjuster at the brake backing plate to get the rotor off. I gave u the right answer please change the rating.

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