Date: 27 May 2003 16:20:11 GMT
Subject: Re: removing stuck brake rotors

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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