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    Cant get rear rotors off!! 2005 sts awd

    I've gotten every thing off in regards to changing my brakes, but now i cannot get the rotor to come off of my 2005 sts awd. I've banged on it some to try and loosen it up but it will not budge. I'm not sure if there is some sort of trick to it, but please someone advise me on this situation!


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    Re: Cant get rear rotors off!! 2005 sts awd

    Is there a small hex bolt holding it on? I've made that mistake ONE time, I'll never do it again...

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    Re: Cant get rear rotors off!! 2005 sts awd

    There was a T30 screw on it and a 36mm bolt in the middle....I've gotten them both off/out but Rotor will still not budge!! Ugh!

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    Re: Cant get rear rotors off!! 2005 sts awd

    I did a brake job earlier this year on a friends car and literally had to soak them in LiquidWrench and beat the crap out of them with a 5# sledge before they came off.

    Sounds like you have everything removed just have a little nature on your hands. Be mindful of the lugs, don't bend them suckers.

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    Re: Cant get rear rotors off!! 2005 sts awd

    I used a small hand held sledge hammer and kept going until they freed up. Hit all around the pad surface.

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    Re: Cant get rear rotors off!! 2005 sts awd

    thekid15, The rear brake rotors has a small brake drum built inside the rotor. This is for the E-brake. Back off the adjustment on the back side of the rotor assembly. It should then slide off. But first put some liquid wrench on front side of rotor at the center hub. Danny

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtc
    Is there a small hex bolt holding it on? I've made that mistake ONE time, I'll never do it again...
    Ha, guilty of that as well.

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    Re: Cant get rear rotors off!! 2005 sts awd

    THANKS everyone for the input!! I finally got them off! Soaked 'em in WD40 for about 20 minutes then beat the hell out of them! They eventually agreed with that! LOL
    Thanks again everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The15Kid
    THANKS everyone for the input!! I finally got them off! Soaked 'em in WD40 for about 20 minutes then beat the hell out of them! They eventually agreed with that! LOL
    Thanks again everyone!
    For future reference WD-40 is NOT a penetrant its a lubricant. It is never a substitute for PB Blaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadCadSTS
    For future reference WD-40 is NOT a penetrant its a lubricant. It is never a substitute for PB Blaster.
    News to me. Mental note made.

    I've used stuff called liquid wrench that works pretty well too.

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    Re: Cant get rear rotors off!! 2005 sts awd

    Sometime I like to use the blue wrench. For those that don't know what this is a big gas acetylene torch. Danny

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    Re: Cant get rear rotors off!! 2005 sts awd

    And people wonder why I put anti seize between the rotors and hubs(and rims). Nothing like beating a frozen on rotor or drum off a car.

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    Re: Cant get rear rotors off!! 2005 sts awd

    When using anti-seize I wear rubber glove. Be careful, the anti-seize will end up on every thing. On my arm, behind my ear, down my pants. Danny

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    Re: Cant get rear rotors off!! 2005 sts awd

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyquest View Post
    When using anti-seize I wear rubber glove. Be careful, the anti-seize will end up on every thing. On my arm, behind my ear, down my pants. Danny
    LOL yes it will and then migrate onto the wife's clothes in the laundry... THEN life really sucks.

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    Re: Cant get rear rotors off!! 2005 sts awd

    Penetrating oil=Mouse Milk. It was developed for disassembling turbine engines.

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    When pounding around on your car parts it's wise to use a brass hammer so you don't ding them all up.
    Don't mess with Binky Bear!


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