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3400MAN
02-14-2004, 10:04 AM
So I am here at work trying to change my stock rear rotors. I have the wheel off, the caliber and pads removed, but I cannot get the rotor off. Just seems stuck on there, nothing really holding it on expcet some blue locktight maybe. Do I need any special tool to compress or seperate the rotor from the hub assembly? Maybe it is just stuck. I don't want to damage anything. Can anyone help?

Molson
02-14-2004, 10:07 AM
is probably just stuck. Or the parking brake shoes are jammed. (Make sure the parking brake is not on :) )
I've had rotors stuck, little hammer persuasion helps. (I am not suggesting that, that is at your own risk)

3400MAN
02-14-2004, 10:10 AM
So you changed your out just by banging on them a little? If you are sure that this will work, I will do it. Hope I don't break anything. Anyone elses thoughts are welcome.....

Molson
02-14-2004, 10:16 AM
No, I haven't replaced MY rear rotors yet. But have done others (NON N-Bodies) and they get stuck, little rust on the back, etc.
Pour some coke on the back of the rotor and let it sit for a bit.

Or soak it with some WD40 or the like.
I don't recalle exactly how the rotor is on there, thats why I am not saying to bash it with a hammer.

Blackrider
02-14-2004, 10:21 AM
I havent Changed mine but i have had them off, Just take a hammer and bang them off OR. you can turn the Ajuster on the back side and this should release the hold of the E-brake.

3400MAN
02-14-2004, 10:22 AM
How do I turn this adjuster? I see a spring and a cable......

Blackrider
02-14-2004, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by 3400MAN
How do I turn this adjuster? I see a spring and a cable......

Well its been a wile, BUT On the back side of the rotor (side facing in towards the center of the car their should be a star adjuster turn it with a Screw driver, Its going be pretty far in there, if all elce fales just bang them off. They are "Floating" Rotors

3400MAN
02-14-2004, 10:29 AM
There is a dust cover, and a bracket that holds a spring to a cable,,,,I can see (2) bolts holding the bracket on, but that's all. I'm calling the dealership.....

Blackrider
02-14-2004, 10:48 AM
Originally posted by 3400MAN
There is a dust cover, and a bracket that holds a spring to a cable,,,,I can see (2) bolts holding the bracket on, but that's all. I'm calling the dealership.....

2 bolts holding the Caliper braket on?

3400MAN
02-14-2004, 10:58 AM
No, I have the caliper and brake pads off the car. On the vack of the rotor / dust cover assembly there is a bracket, on the inside of the hub assembly. Attached to this bracket is a long spring, followed by a cable.

2000GA
02-14-2004, 11:10 AM
tap around the edges with a hammer

3400MAN
02-14-2004, 11:23 AM
I have pounded them to death, and cannot them to budge.....:(

2000GA
02-14-2004, 12:05 PM
do u have a torch? If so heat the rotor up around the studs then try hitting it off. It will be hot.

Spirok
02-15-2004, 11:18 AM
I'm pretty good at brakes, but the rotors on the Grand Am are just a pain. I just gave up and paid a mechanic to do it for $80.