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Re: front brake rotors wont come off when tapping with...
Did you take off the complete brake and caliper system?. If so wrap a towel around it and gently tap on it with a rubber mallet, careful not to hit the metal with the mallet. If it is still reluctant to come off, try a little penatrating oil on it.
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Try taking a large steel hammer and striking flat of rotor in between the lug bolts go around 3 or 4 times while use the other hand to apply outward off pressure it should pop off. By the way trow the rubber hammer away
place the car on a jack or lift and raise the car so the tire is several inches off the ground, remove the tire by removing the lug nuts, once off you must undo the brake bleeder, it looks like a small nozzle on top to the calipers, then insert a screw driver or something of the like between the brake piston and rotor and push the piston back, once that is done undo the two screws one on top of the caliper and one at the bottom, once done remove the caliper but be careful not to pull the tube of the caliper to far. then you should be able to pull the rotor off, if it wont come off take a rubber mallet and tap the back of the rotor, the rotor should come off without too much issue
remove tire. remove caliper bolts, hang caliper out of the way. Remove caliper support bracket. cut or pry off rotor securing ring from one wheel stud. wiggle off rotor...rubber mallet may be needed if rust is present.
My 06 FX35 rear rotors were stuck - no amount of hammering away with a rubber mallet was helping. I read somewhere online about using the caliper mount and a bolt, washers and nuts to pop off the rotor, so I went back to the auto store and picked up a M8 40 mm long bolt and a matching nut, stuck that through the top caliper mounting bolt (where the big 19mm bolt was) and screwed the nut on the other side and started to tighten - as I tightened, the bolt started pushing against the rotor until "POP!" - simple success. 2 hours to get the driver rear rotor replaced, then 30 minutes for the passenger one once I mastered this little process. Be sure e-brake is not an, doesn't matter if the fx is in park or neutral to get the rotors off. This isn't a good idea of you're not replacing the rotor, since it'll likely take on a little damage.
If it's like most BMW brake rotors you don't remove the center nut to remove the rotor. You should see a slotted screw in the rotor a couple of inches out from the center. Remove it and the rotor comes off. Might have to tap rotor with a rubber mallet but it should come right off.
You need to back off the hidden emergency brake shoes that contact the interior part of the rotor. Remove the rubber plug on the inside and rear part of the hub and use a screwdriver to back off the star wheel adjuster. Unless you do this, you'll never get the rotors off.
Hint: the secondary drum type emergency/parking brake shoes may need replacement
1. Jack up and remove tire
2. Remove 2 brake caliper mounting bolts
3. Remove caliper and hang out of way with wire
4. Remove rotor, if stuck hit on all sides with a rubber mallet until it breaks loose.
5. Install new rotor
6. Remove old pads from caliper
7. Using a c-clamp and a block of wood against caliper piston, compress piston until it is flush w/caliper
8. Install new pads in same location as old pads
9. Reinstall caliper, may have to nudge it into place with rubber mallet
10. Reinstall tire.
note: There are no bearings to grease. You must replace the entire hub assembly if yours are worn.