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Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 16:27:20 -0400
From: Chris Ault <>
Subject: Re: removing stuck brake rotors

Thought about the gear puller, couldn't get around the edges due to the shield. I'll remove and retry. Thanks for the reply. (never heard of Kroil, but I'll look). wrote: > > Someone who looks an awful lot like Chris Ault <> wrote: > > I'm looking for helpful hints on how to remove the brake rotor from the > > hub, when it's seized on by rust and time. > > Large gear puller - hook it around the disk (you don't mention a year > or model, so I'm being a bit vague), and apply some force with the screw. > Let 'er sit for a while, come back, give it another, continue until > things break (at which point it either gets easier or harder; the cast > iron disk will break before anything else though). In my case, it got > easier - the disk broke rather than came loose, but the crack went to the > center hole, so the whole thing dropped off at that piont. > > > Suggestions? I hate having to resort to the mechanic when I'm this far > > along. > > Get a good penetrating oil - Kroil is one, WD-40 is not. Let 'er soak, > Give it some pull with a gear puller, maybe heat but don't go too nuts. > > > (the car is a 97 900 SE, if it makes a difference) > > Ah, there it is. No, probably not much - you'll probably have to take the > sheet metal brake shield out of the way to get the hooks of the gear puller > behind the disk, though. > > Dave Hinz

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