Question about 2001 Volvo V70
I am having difficulty getting the rear brake rotors off. I have removed the caliper and small screw and can not see what is holding the rotors. Am I missing something?
The small screw (6mm) that you removed allows access to the 8mm-1.25 threaded portion of the hole that is in the rotor itself. After you have squited penetrating oil around the wheel studs get an 8mm x 40 - 1.25 hardened bolt (Torx head or Allen) and use it as a jack screw in 8mm hole you just cleared. Tighten the jack screw and rap the rear of the rotor with a lrge rubber hammer (rotating the wheel as you rap) then tighten the 8mm some more. Keep tightening , rapping and rotating. The rotor will come off. To prevent difficulty getting it off in the future, smear some anti-sieze on the inner contact surfaces and around the inside of the hub area. DO NOT GET THE ANTI-SIEZE ON THE WHEEL STUDS.
This should reduce the difficulty now and in the future.
Posted on Oct 06, 2012
They often rust in place, try hittig them with a hammer around the bolt holes to free them. if they are loose but still don't come off the emergency brake will need adjustment inside the vehicle.
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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An impact driver, No. 3 phillips screwdriver bit, and a hammer may be needed to remove the retaining screw. It is fairly easy to destroy the screw slots using an ordinary phillips screwdriver to remove the tightly driven screw (see photo).
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