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Difficulty removing rear rotors

This is a discussion on Difficulty removing rear rotors within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by cammed goat Hopefully you don't have a large lip inside where the parking brake shoes sit. Had ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    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.
    +1 ... just like in any drum brake setup

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    I used the big puller to take them off. Would not use a hammer as I think you can damage wheel bearing if hit too hard. As it was said - heat it up a bit and
    use a puller.

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    I'm no expert on the situation and maybe you're right. However, I seriously doubt that hitting it with a hammer can do any major damage to the wheel bearing. Have you ever thought of how much side force is on that thing when you have 3600lbs of weight swinging sideways on that thing when doing a donut? I think your car is laughing at you when you're hitting it with a deadblow. I think the concern is on not warping your rotor, not the wheel bearing.

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