03-31-06, 10:14 PM
I am in the process of replacing the rear breaks on a 1998 Catera (55k miles). I got the calipers off (the pads came off in pieces) but i cannot get the rotor off. I think it is the parking break that is holding it on. I managed to get the rotor loose, and it comes off about 1/2 inch but that is it. If i pull on it/hit it, it only goes a little further then gets pulled back like it is spring loaded. How do i get the fool thing off! I also plan on replacing the parking break when I do finally get the rotor off :)
04-01-06, 08:36 AM
Have not done rear Catera brakes. Two suggestions:
You need a shop manual like _yesterday_!!
Cross post your question here:
You will have to join if you have not already done so. There is a Catera mechanic (it's how he makes his living) in that group who might give you some help.
Do not force anything. You can do some real damage and run up the $$$$$ very fast. Wait until you know for certain what you are doing and know how the thing goes together.
04-04-06, 04:05 PM
dude, i was at brakes express for 3 hours becuase they couldn't take the rotors to shave them.. good luck