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How do I remove the rotor on my 2004 Matrix (corolla) I have the brake caliper and pads off. There are no screw holes to jack the rotor off.

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If you also have the caliper bracket off...it's just rusted onto the hub. If the rotor is to be replaced, hit it with a large hammer to break the rust. If you want to save it, use a piece of wood against the rotor, and then hit it with a hammer.

Posted on Aug 27, 2010

  • cheap repair Aug 28, 2010

    there may be a locking ring on one of the wheel studs as well. just cut or pry it off.

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