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I need to know how to get the rotor off my 2004 kia spectra. I got new brakes to put on but cannot get the old rotor off. Used an entire can of pbs rust remover, torched it, beat on it for hours and cannot get it to budge.....any ideas.

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Does it have 4 bolts aroung the center of the hub? If it does, you will need to unbolt the wheel bearing from the spindle. You may have ruined the wheel bearing if this is the case, and need to get a new one. If not, you just need to get a bigger hammer.

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