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How to remove drivers side rear rotor? Cannot get it

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First, if you have the wheel up and the other tires chocked it is sometimes necessary to turn the rear wheel. You will probably need to disconnect the Battery and put the Trans in Neutral. The backing plate of the wheel has a Rubber cover which hides the Star adjustment wheel for the Emergency brake shoes.

You want to loosen the Star wheel to draw in the Ebrake shoes. Since you are able to turn the Rotor in Neutral, you will know if you have loosened it enough to come off.

If the Rotor still will not come off, put penetrating oil on the studs and the center circle where the rotor meets the axle hub. If you know the rotor is tore up you don't have to be gentle in beating it off. Check your parts prices, a new part may only cost a little more than turning the old rotor.

Let gravity work for you in getting the oil into the hub. Oil the 12 O'clock stud, turn it to the next stud, repeat. Same for the center of the rotor. then hit the rotor between the center and the stud holes.

When you put on the new rotor, put an Antiseize product on the hub. If you ever need to remove the rotor again, it will be much easier to get off. I live in the Rustbelt, this method works.

Posted on Oct 08, 2010


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SOURCE: cannot get the rear rotor

Yes it can affect removal. You may need to rachet the starwheel down to clear any grooving inside the Ebrake drum. Then try to loosen the Ebrake cables. If you have a threaded adjuster on the cable try to loosen it. Or try pulling slack from the underdash brake assembly where it comes out to join the main cable.

I sometimes have to use a visegrip plier and clamp what I have wrestled from the inside of the car. Be sure to use penetrating oil on the studholes and axlehole to free the rust from the rotor.

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there should be a gold or silver nut in the hole in the center of the rotor. take that off and the rotor should pull out.

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