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Have a 1997 Ford Escort and I am trying to get the front discs (rotors) off. On every other vehicle I have worked on, once the wheel is off, remove the calipre (Yep! done that) ..... sharp tap and the rotor should come off. ..... It doesn't !! Applied a little heat .... still no joy. Is this type of rotor incorporated with the front wheel bearings? ie, do I need to take off the large centre nut in order to get the rotor off? I know this happens on some United Kingdom vehicles I have worked on but very rarely. Thanks Tony

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This Brake disc/rotor should come off without having to undo the drive shaft nut. Try using penetrating oil and failing this, My last resort to corroded brake discs is an angle grinder and a chisel. Makes short work of them !! Just make sure the new ones are the correct part before you attack the old ones ! Good luck

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