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Old 07-03-2010, 03:30 PM
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Hi everyone, I wonder if anyone has tips on getting off stuck rear rotors from a 2004 Sebring sedan. I just had the wheels off today to check the brakes, and found them worn. I took off a caliper from one side to see how well the rotor was on and it appears to be rusted on.
I did see some You-tube videos where some people use a couple of 1/2 X 3" grade 8 bolts with washers and nuts and put them in the caliper mounting holes to push the rotors off. Does anyone here have any methods for getting these stuck rear rotors off? I would appreciate any ideas.
 
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:18 PM
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spray down with rust remover and use a big hammer after 5 min plan on replacing the rotors
 
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:17 PM
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I once popped a stuck rotor off my Mercury Sable by using a three jawed puller. I loaded the puller up and then tapped the rotor with a hammer. Popped right off. Like tech says, don't plan on putting the thing back on because chances are real good it'll be warped.
 
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:03 AM
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Thanks guys. Today I will try spraying PB Blaster around the hub and bolt holes. I also have a three jaw puller, but I am not sure I can fit it around the rotor because of the splash shield being close to it. I have new rotors to replace the old ones. Wish me luck!
 

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Old 07-04-2010, 07:24 PM
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use a hammer screw the puller they are floating rotors the rust is just holding it on there
 
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Yeah, come to think of it, I used the puller on the front rotors of the Sable. They were ventilated rotors and I could hook them with my puller in the vent slots. Your rear rotors aren't ventilated.

If the hammer doesn't work, get a bigger hammer.
 
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:23 AM
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I got both rotors off yesterday. One side came off after 15 minutes of spraying/soaking with PB Blaster and hammering. The other side was not going as easy. I tried a variation of what I saw on You-Tube by using the caliper mount screws by tightening them against the rotor by using a couple of nuts in between to be able to ush the rotor off. I did this slowly and carefully so I wouldn't damage the caliper mounts, alternating between both screws. I then started hearing cracking sounds as the rotor pulled away. Then I gave it a whack with my hammer and it came off! Thanks for all of your advice.
 
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Your running gear looks like mine with all the rust. Those Florida and California people have no idea of the joys of working on a car that has gone through five years of salt baths.
 
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I forgot to mention, before putting on the new rotors, I smeared a little high temperature grease on the hub to help prevent it from rusting again.
 
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wont matter it will again u live in the salt belt
 
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