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97 accord, trying to replace the rotors... got the 4 bolts off and the axle nut but cant free the plate in front of the rotor. Might be a rust issue.

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  • ski_freak Nov 14, 2010

    After finding a good link showing what I really had to do, I am taking it to my mechanic!

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The two mounting bolts are installed with Lock tight sealer. Use a 6 pointed boxed end wrench and a hammer on the two bolts. Hit the wrench hard to loosen these bolts up. An impact wrench is much easier to use

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  • ski_freak Nov 14, 2010

    What 2 mounting bolts.. ? I think I have every bolt off except the 4 in the back

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