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Front Rotor Removal

Yes, I have the caliper off. The shaft and CV joint slide back easily but the rotor does not want to come off. I don't have a schematic of the assembly so I am not sure if something else needs to be removed or loosened.

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  • KCKid Aug 22, 2008

    Thanks for the help. I tapped the rotor with a dead blow rubber hammer and it did not come loose. I will try it again next time I have the caliper off.

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Rotors rusted on inside, inner diameter gets smaler and it stuck on flunch, hammer it of while rotating it,
have a new rotors ready, you may crack old ones.
paint new rotors (not working serfice) with high heat paint, use unteseaze for installation, remove and clean from rust with disk grinder twice a year

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I have had the joy of doing several brakes lately and have run in to this problem more frequently than not. I first tried some kind of WD-40 and let that soak overnight and still no luck. The thing that worked for me was to use a small torch and get the rotor hot, it seems that heat will loosen up the rust that has frozen the rotor on to the hub. I just get it really hot and then hit it with a hammer and it works wonders. This also works on frozen nuts and bolts. Hope this works

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You will need to tap the rotor. what has happend is it is just stuck on there.

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