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Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 18:47:26 +0100
From: Grunff <grunffnopsam.com>
Subject: Re: removing stuck brake rotors


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. > > It was easy to remove the pads, caliper, and securing screw but I can't > get the rotor to budge. I hesitantly added some heat (didn't want to > melt any rubber nearby or burn out the grease in the bearing) and I'm > afraid a good hard whack will damage the hub, axle, abs sensor, sprint, > shock, etc. etc. Moderate whacking with a 2lb hammer has not yet > persuaded it to budge. > > Suggestions? I hate having to resort to the mechanic when I'm this far > along. Lots of penetrating oil, like Dave said. I like PlusGas. Spray, let it soak in, spray again, then whack it. When fitting the new one, apply a *very thin* layer of copper grease to the mating surfaces. -- Grunff

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