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Old 09-28-2004, 11:43 AM
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im in the middle of swaping my stock rotors for some slotted brembo rotors and have reached a problem, i think. after removing the brake caliper and the pad holder (i guess thats what u would call them) i removed the 2 screws that are in the middle of the rotor. as far as i know, my guess is those hold the rotor to the hub. now im trying to get the rotor off the car and i cant. what is left to do to get it off or do i just gotta work with the rotor to get it off. any suggestions would be great. thanks
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Most likely, it's rusted to the hub. This means you have two options:

1. Use a large hammer and start beating on the old rotor. Not recommended, and it's really noisy.

2. There should be a threaded hole drilled into the brake rotor's hat. I'm not sure what the thread pitch is (I want to say 10 x 1.50 - but don't quote me on that), but you should be able to screw a bolt down into that hole, and it will pop the rotor right off the hub.
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Just use a big hammer and slam the back of the rotor to getthe rotor off
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karate kid kick ?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by HamandEGgs &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Most likely, it's rusted to the hub. This means you have two options:

1. Use a large hammer and start beating on the old rotor. Not recommended, and it's really noisy.

2. There should be a threaded hole drilled into the brake rotor's hat. I'm not sure what the thread pitch is (I want to say 10 x 1.50 - but don't quote me on that), but you should be able to screw a bolt down into that hole, and it will pop the rotor right off the hub. </TD></TR></TABLE>



I think it's 10x1.25 at max. 1.5 is pretty course. Just grab one of the bolts that hold the brake line to the knuckle right behind the rotor and try those. I think those fit.

Spray the crap out of it it with some PB blaster first and let it soak for like 2 minutes. Make sure your new pads & rotors aren't anywhere near it when you do that.

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You removed the caliper and caliper mount? The rotor should be loose after the screws are removed, beat it out, hehe.

Hint of advice: Dont reinstall the small screws so a future rotor replacement isnt a pain, the caliper will hold the rotor in place.......
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I had to shake mine pretty good for them to come off... just hit them with a rubber mallot front and back, top and bottom and they'll wiggle off.
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bang on it
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by ruckussss &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">bang on it</TD></TR></TABLE>

...With a rubber mallet.
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