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I am trying to take off a brake rotor on a 82 chevy 4 wheel drive and need to know do i need a special socket to get the rotor loose i have the cover off with the allen bolts in them ,then took the phillips screw out and a gear with a spring came out .Now im stuck do i need a special socket next?

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Yes,and no.There are tabs bent over from behind the nut.Bend these tabs straight so the nut can turn.If it had a lock,and you removed it,then there will be no tab.You can buy a special wrench,or use a chisel and a hammer to turn the nut.A socket is easier,but it can be done this way.they will be a washer behind the nut,and another nut,then you are home free.I hope this was helpful.

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