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I can't get the rotor off the 2000 ford Taurus. After you remove the caliper there is some sort of carriage remaining...

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The carraige is called a saddle for the caliper. There are two bolts holding it on. One at the top and bottom. They are tight and sealed with Locktite sealer so a boxed end wrench and a hammer will be needed to tap loose. 15mm should be the size of the wrench you will need

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1999 Taurus/Sable Section 06-03: Brakes, Front Disc 1999 Taurus/Sable Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 06/25/1998 Disc Removal
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You have two bolts on the back side of the caliper. Break them loose and unscrew them. Wiggle the caliper off and hang them up out of the way. Fasten the caliper with wire or string to the strut spring coil.

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These bolts are sometimes hard to break loose because of how long they have been on and heat and cool factor to them. Your best bet to get them to come off is to use a breaker bar or a rachet and attaching a cresent wrench to the end of the rachet.

Good luck and post more questions if you have them.

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