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Sorry on 2004 ford exploer xlt 2 wheel drive. cant get rear rotor off.

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Most likely the parking brake shoes on the inside drum of the rotor are hanging up you can grind the heads off the nails that hold the assembly together and decide after you get it all apart if you want or use your parking brake most people throw them away.

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