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rotor removal

This is a discussion on rotor removal within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; was trying to install new brake rotors and couldnt get the oem one off.do they rust in place or something ...

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    rotor removal

    was trying to install new brake rotors and couldnt get the oem one off.do they rust in place or something ? any help would be appreciated thanx

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    front or back?

    front all you have to do is take off the caliper and they slide right off.

    back will do the same but make sure your e-brake isn't on other wise you wont get em off. if the brake is not in use then they slide right off

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    mine were not rusted at all. make sure all the bolts are off first, i had to hit mine with a rubber mallet to get them to come off though.

    are you throwing these ones away?

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    When I swapped my rear the OEM rotors had a small "clip" over one of the lugs holding it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner
    mine were not rusted at all. make sure all the bolts are off first, i had to hit mine with a rubber mallet to get them to come off though.

    are you throwing these ones away?
    mine had 120k on em (no garage) and they come off. the slots in the sides had rusted to hell but they slid right off and dont just throw em away you can get$ selling them as scrap

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    thanx
    yeah i guess i have to hit it a little harder with a plastic hammer.i got the clips off and thought the rotors were supposed to come right off but no luck.not gonna throw the oems away.im trying to keep all the original parts.
    thanx again

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    Probly a little late but might want to look at sloted or drilled and slotted rotors. look better and tend to not warp like reg rotors.

    -00BlueTA

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    99 Firebird Formula

    Just use a regular thick hammer on them, smack it between the lug studs. Soak with a bit of WD-40. You won't get anywhere with a rubber mallet when it comes to thick metal pieces...

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