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I've been trying to replace my front brake rotors

with some new shiny Raybestos Brutestop rotors.

After the caliper is taken off however, they won't move

off the hub. I sure tried to hammer onto them a little

but with not much results - they're not moving.

Is there a trick or special tool that Pros would use

to remove the front rotors?

92 SevilleTS

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I've been trying to replace my front brake rotors

with some new shiny Raybestos Brutestop rotors.

After the caliper is taken off however, they won't move

off the hub. I sure tried to hammer onto them a little

but with not much results - they're not moving.

Is there a trick or special tool that Pros would use

to remove the front rotors?

92 SevilleTS

If you are going to trash them, use some WD40 and use a heavy heavy hammer to bang them off, I have seen this with a Mazda.... They can be a bear to get off sometimes.. soak the hell out of it with WD40, if you had an air hammer that is what they would use in a shop to vibrate it off

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Try using diesel fuel as lubricant. I've found that it works much better than WD-40. WD is kind of like a skunk, smells real bad and does not do anything. And yes...when something will not come off...BIGGER HAMMER, learned that on the farm. Just my $0.02.

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I agree with 67 CoupeDeville, "If it doesn't fit, get a bigger hammer". I did brakes for a neighbor last summer and the rotors simply were not going to budge. Luckily, they were trashed anyway. I had to use a BIG 10 lb. sledge and beat the daylights out of them on the outside diameter. They finally surrendered.

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Everybody has their favorite penetrating liquid.

Mine is "Break Free" which is available at your local gun shop (I prefer the squeeze bottle over the pressurized container).

When time is short, the BFH will do it.

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I read in this (or some other forum) that one remedy is to slightly loosen the lugnuts that then drive around the block, when it's safe. Slam on the brakes, and the rotors will break free from the hub. I think the owner's manual in the Cadillac (or Jeep GC) also mentions this remedy.

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I read in this (or some other forum) that one remedy is to slightly loosen the lugnuts that then drive around the block, when it's safe. Slam on the brakes, and the rotors will break free from the hub. I think the owner's manual in the Cadillac (or Jeep GC) also mentions this remedy.

Sorry! I think this remedy was to release a "wheel stuck to the hub/rotor", not a rotor stuck to the hub.

Perhaps the penetration oil and hammer is the best method. I like PB Blaster.

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I agree with 67 CoupeDeville, "If it doesn't fit, get a bigger hammer". I did brakes for a neighbor last summer and the rotors simply were not going to budge. Luckily, they were trashed anyway. I had to use a BIG 10 lb. sledge and beat the daylights out of them on the outside diameter. They finally surrendered.

How are the wheel bearings after the attack with the BFH??? :lol:

Kevin
'93 Fleetwood Brougham
'05 Deville
'04 Deville
2013 Silverado Z71

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So, did you get it off?

Using an MoS oil spray indeed magically solved the problem. I sprayed

on it at the lug studs and from the back, after which it loosened

without much hammering required.

There was some brake vibration at first (new brake pads, too) but

it disappeared after some driving.

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