: Catera Rear Breaks

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.

Final counsel:

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.

Good luck!

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