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Difficulty removing rear rotors

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    Difficulty removing rear rotors

    Is there any trick to removing the rear rotors other than using a BFH and letting some penetrating oil soak overnight? I quadruple checked the parking brake and even cycled it several times to verify that the lever was disengaging when the handle was all the way down. With a regular hammer and a block of wood to cushion the blow, my passenger side rotor just laughed at me.

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    Specifically a dead blow. Worked wonders for me.

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    Steel wool.. Use it to clean off the hub in front of the rotor. spray a lil pb blaster on it and as Hipo says use a soft dead blow and off they will come..
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    Take a propane torch and gently heat inside the circumference of the studs. Then whack the crap out of it with a deadblow hammer. Works like a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Take a propane torch and gently heat inside the circumference of the studs. Then whack the crap out of it with a deadblow hammer. Works like a charm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Steel wool.. Use it to clean off the hub in front of the rotor. spray a lil pb blaster on it and as Hipo says use a soft dead blow and off they will come..
    Step 1
    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    BFsoftHammer.

    Specifically a dead blow. Worked wonders for me.
    Step 2 (a piece of 2x4 or other wood and regular hammer works as well)
    Try to hit it from behind (lmao). Also, hit it equally around the rotor.
    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Take a propane torch and gently heat inside the circumference of the studs. Then whack the crap out of it with a deadblow hammer. Works like a charm.
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    Hopefully you don't have a large lip inside where the parking brake shoes sit. Had that happen to me. I had to close the rear adjusters to get the rotors off.

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    Some rotors had drilled and tapped holes in them and you could use a puller to remove them.
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    Maybe an acute case granular vaginitis.

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