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Rear brake rotor what holding it on (not the clips on studs)

Back rotor will not come off

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Did you take the caliper off?

Could be rust or corrosion, try a solvent like liquid wrench or use WD40 around the axle and the lug nut studs. Let it soak in then a few taps with a hammer.
Common problem for drums and calipers to seize/rust around the axle and lug nut studs. Clean it up with a wire brush before you install the new/same one. A light film of grease dosen't hurt either.

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