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Frozen Brake Rotor

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Mar 3, 2001
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314
Location
Andover, MA USA
Corvette
1986 "Bright Red" Coupe
Anybody know how to remove a stuck front brake rotor?. Don't want to damage anything, heat is probably not the answer because of the bearings, any suggestions?
 

vigman

Motor head!!!!
Joined
Feb 13, 2001
Messages
3,471
Location
Valencia, CA,USA
Corvette
88 Convert ( SOLD ) /1973 coupe 4 speed/1964 Vert!
Are they rusted?

Usually an good soaking of WD-40 or whatever your favorite rust buster ( over night).

Then a large hammer striking around the top of the rotor where the flange for the bearing would be.. SMACK rotate 15 degrees, SMACK etc. There is a HAIR of play between the lug studs & the rotor holes.

This should loosen up the rust & other gunk that has formed between the flange and the inside back of the rotor. Take a wire brush to the studs as well, sometimes there is a small metal washer( tinnerman nut) at the base of one of the studs.

Not loose yet??!

Then a 2X4 on the back of the rotor and a good whacking mallet. Start off easy and increase as needed. ( hammering in an outward direction)

Mike
 

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