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My brake rotors are stuck because of rust how should i get them off?

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Purchase a can of MPL (I use the "Advanced Auto Parts" brand myself.) If there is a heavy build up of rust, try and knock of as much as you can without damaging spindle. Spray the Lubricant as directed, let it sit between sprayings and the rotors will slide off. Hope this helps my friend.

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Theres pullers but theres costy, the best way is to spray WD-40 and let it sit for a min, then with a mallet smack them little by little turning the rotor al ittle at time and theyll loosen up. if youre not plaing on reusing them again then use a hammer. haha thats the way my crew get them out.

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SOURCE: Brake rotors rust. Vehicle sits outside in

yes,stop going to the dealer for this kind of parts
you can get aftermarket from regular parts stores.

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