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Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Friday, November 02, 2007 8:05 PM
if you can find or make a big enough puller.. (aka pully puller) i would give that a try. . or use a giant C-clamp, put one tip behind the rotor, and one on studs.
try to put a socket on the stud to spread out the force of the clamp.




Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Friday, November 02, 2007 10:03 PM
Put a c-clamp on the stud? Yeah, plan on either ruining your stud or pushing it out. Not a good idea.



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Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Saturday, November 03, 2007 6:15 AM
well they can be replaced anyways. and banging on them one way or another weakins them. and if they do get pushed out its simple to just put them back on. and it probably wouldnt hurt to replace the studs anyways.



Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Saturday, November 03, 2007 6:49 AM
Yup cheap safety measure, replace the studs anyway. but darren, use PB blaster, trust me on that one. let it soak for a little while too. dont just spray it, hit it, and not have it work. just let it soak, spray it, soak, spray it, then hit it. and like i siad, for safe measure, replace the wheel studs.



Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Saturday, November 03, 2007 10:25 AM
where in Ontario are you? ill come by and smash it off for you, ive been through this a few times.


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Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Saturday, November 03, 2007 11:21 AM
2.2&2.4(azncav) wrote:

well they can be replaced anyways. and banging on them one way or another weakins them. and if they do get pushed out its simple to just put them back on. and it probably wouldnt hurt to replace the studs anyways.


Well, that's why you don't bang on the studs maybe?

I've never had to replace studs from trying to get a stubborn rotor off. And, why risk having to replace a stud when you don't need to? Sure, it's not hard but why make yourself do extra un-necessary work?



1983 Camaro Z28
Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Saturday, November 03, 2007 12:30 PM
well from the looks of the picture .. it seems like he plans on replacing them. anyhow .. notice the hub? well either way i hope you get off soon bro. im glad we dont have that problem here. no salt on the roads.



Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Saturday, November 03, 2007 12:49 PM
time to get a bigger hammer, and don't be afraid....beat the bloody christ out of it!
Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Saturday, November 03, 2007 1:03 PM
Darren....hit it hard enough you HEAR IT


Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Saturday, November 03, 2007 1:42 PM
howe0822 wrote:

time to get a bigger hammer, and don't be afraid....beat the bloody christ out of it!


Just remember it's a j-body, it likes it rough and hard. lol



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Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Sunday, November 04, 2007 6:15 PM
DroptopPaul wrote:

Darren....hit it hard enough you HEAR IT


that means he's probably gonna end up totally the car if he does that





Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Sunday, November 04, 2007 6:33 PM
put the front end on jackstands re assemble the old brakes and attach the rotors with the lugs (only finger tight)
start it put it in drive rev up and slam the brakes repeat process in reverse.
P.S. do it on a flat surface and use the e brake to keep the car still also block the wheels for good measure


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Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Sunday, November 04, 2007 6:34 PM
you can rent large pullers, they are big enough to remove a rotor.
Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Monday, November 05, 2007 12:12 AM
yea rent a bigger puller .. it will definitly come off then ..



Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Monday, November 05, 2007 3:44 AM
is this thing still not off?






Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Thursday, November 08, 2007 12:54 PM
LAFNGAS wrote:

DroptopPaul wrote:

Darren....hit it hard enough you HEAR IT


that means he's probably gonna end up totally the car if he does that


mucho love for darren!


Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Friday, November 09, 2007 6:18 AM
3 words...
30 pound sledge!


Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Friday, November 09, 2007 9:08 AM
Phewes, WHATS TAKING YOU FOREVER TO UPDATE US?!!!!!



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Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Friday, November 09, 2007 10:25 AM
spray the pb or which ever your using from the back side , spraying the front is useless

also a rack is very helpfull when using a BFH , and a baseball stance










Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Friday, November 09, 2007 4:05 PM


I know its taking me forever, Ive been busy! anyway here is an update! Today I finally got time to do it! PB is a life saver! only took me about less 5 minutes letting it soak into and bang hell out of it again! I finally got it OFF!! while its off I even threw the rotor HARD down on pavement outside of my driveway. It sure feels good!

NOW THE BRAKE JOB'S OVER!



Thanks all!!




Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Friday, November 09, 2007 5:11 PM
Darren is my hero




Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Friday, November 09, 2007 7:01 PM
Phewes wrote:



It looks like you torched the @!#$ out of that rotor. I'm glad to see it's out.




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Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Friday, November 09, 2007 9:15 PM
lmao



Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Saturday, November 10, 2007 9:55 AM
For future reference (as you as likely to do this again), take a propane torch, heat it all around, right above the hub but below the studs. Take a RUBBER mallet (very important - I learned the hard way, I used a metal ballpeen hammer and now am stuck replacing the rear hub lesss then a month later), and smack the crap out of the backside - being very careful to allow room for your arm so if the jackstand or the suspension let's go, you have room to keep your limbs attached.


The point of heat isn't really expansion beyond the hub here. The purpose, for use propane-only users, is to expand and contract it repeatedly, making the rust itself act as a "sandpaper", and dusting itself into oblivion, thereby allowing the rotor to be removed freely.


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Re: Removing Brake Rotor! - pls help! any more ideas?
Saturday, November 10, 2007 11:58 AM
worlds longest brake job FTW


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