Brake job nightmare. Need advice on stuck rotor.

Brake job nightmare. Need advice on stuck rotor.

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:54 am

I'm trying to replace my rotors and pads today, and I completed the drivers side, but on the passenger front I can't get the rotor free of the studs. It will not budge. Any ideas or suggestions?
lsayre
 
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Re: Brake job nightmare. Need advice on stuck rotor.

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:58 am

Rotor is getting replaced right? Tap on the back side of it with a hammer. I had to loosen a few up that way. Some took quite a beating to break free.
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:01 am

not following Larry--is it off & studs just won't come out of the back holes-- or you can't get it off the caliper????? Which ever---if you've got the studs unthreaded---good flattened set chisel & a big hammer, works out this way
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Re: Brake job nightmare. Need advice on stuck rotor.

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:05 am

freetown fred wrote:not following Larry--is it off & studs just won't come out of the back holes-- or you can't get it off the caliper????? Which ever---if you've got the studs unthreaded---good flattened set chisel & a big hammer, works out this way


The caliper is off of the rotor, but the rotor will not come free of the studs (come off). I've been tapping on the back side of it with a ball peen (pein?) hammer until I exhausted myself. I've never seen anything like it.
lsayre
 
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Re: Brake job nightmare. Need advice on stuck rotor.

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:08 am

Try warming the rotor with a propane torch. Just not too hot and don't accidentally injure the brake line. That would be my next step.
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Re: Brake job nightmare. Need advice on stuck rotor.

PostBy: ntp71 On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:14 am

Ball Peen?

Try a small Sledge.
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Re: Brake job nightmare. Need advice on stuck rotor.

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:37 am

If you did not soak it with PB Blaster, try that for a while, then heat it carefully. .....or you get a BFH, perhaps a ten Lb Ball Pein Club. The fire wrench is very effective, but after all else fails. :idea: :shock:
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Re: Brake job nightmare. Need advice on stuck rotor.

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:42 am

Rosebud and big gear puller has never failed me, but moderate heat and a good size hammer on the back side should do it. Strike the rotor between the studs with a big chisel and hammer.
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:25 pm

I think Rob meant a big chisel & a BIGGER hammer--come on Larry, you can still get the scrap money even if it's broken--do what ya need to do--- :blowup: toothy
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Re: Brake job nightmare. Need advice on stuck rotor.

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:28 pm

I just completed the brake job. It finally came free after dousing it a few times with WD-40 (all I had on hand), and then beating it hard between the studs and from the front (as if to make it worse). I read on the net where this causes a strong rebound effect, and that it eventually did. It popped free via that method, whereas no amount of beating from the rear was getting me anywhere. Another 2 hour job that took me 7 hours. With me, it is the way of things. :oops:
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Re: Brake job nightmare. Need advice on stuck rotor.

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:40 pm

PB Blaster and a hammer and some brute force.
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Re: Brake job nightmare. Need advice on stuck rotor.

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:48 pm

That PB Blaster must be good stuff. I've got to get some.

As for the 2006 Chevy AVEO, its got 193,000 miles on its little 1.6L South Korean engine, and its seen better days. Even though my plan is to run it until it won't go anymore, I'm assuming this to be its last brake job. At least that's the way I feel right now.
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Re: Brake job nightmare. Need advice on stuck rotor.

PostBy: jpete On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:15 pm

I just "discovered" this stuff in my new career. It makes PB(my former favorite) look like urine. :)

http://www.amazon.com/Kano-Aerokroil-Pe ... B000F09CEA
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Re: Brake job nightmare. Need advice on stuck rotor.

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:17 pm

Larry, I tried to tell you about the strike the face/rebound thing. Guess I was a little vague. Anyhow, sounds like you got through it ok.
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PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:19 pm

Rob R. wrote:Larry, I tried to tell you about the strike the face/rebound thing. Guess I was a little vague. Anyhow, sounds like you got through it ok.


Or I was a little blind! :)
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