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Old 03-18-2007, 07:18 PM   #1
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Tool to remove rotors

What tool and size do i need to remove the rotors?
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:42 PM   #2
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Hi,

You can use an Impact Driver w/ Lrg Philips bit or a large Philips Head Screwdriver. You sometimes need to tap the screwhead using a hammer and punch to free it and also a rubber mallet on the rotor to free it from the hub. Screws loosen Anti-clockwise, Clockwise to tighten.

For the Rears, these also act as the Brake Drum for the Parking Brake and to free them from the hub, you also need to release the Parking Brake (place a brick or other obstacle under the Front Wheels for safety) and loosen the Star Wheel adjuster for the Parking Brake Shoes. This is located behind the upper Bolt Hole and you need to insert a straight screwdriver and pry the Star Wheel adjuster upward to release the Parking Brake Shoes. Again, you may need to tap the rotor to loosen it sufficiently to remove it. When replacing a Rear Rotor, you also need to line a bolt hole up with the Star Wheel Adjuster so you can access it with a screwdriver as before and then pry the Star Wheel downward until the rotor will not turn, then you pry the Star Wheel adjuster 5 clicks upward (Rotor should now turn freely) and then pry it Up an additional 4 clicks. Hope this helps...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99

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Old 03-19-2007, 03:04 PM   #3
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For the Rears, these also act as the Brake Drum for the Parking Brake and to free them from the hub, you also need to release the Parking Brake (place a brick or other obstacle under the Front Wheels for safety) and loosen the Star Wheel adjuster for the Parking Brake Shoes. This is located behind the upper Bolt Hole and you need to insert a straight screwdriver and pry the Star Wheel adjuster upward to release the Parking Brake Shoes. Again, you may need to tap the rotor to loosen it sufficiently to remove it. When replacing a Rear Rotor, you also need to line a bolt hole up with the Star Wheel Adjuster so you can access it with a screwdriver as before and then pry the Star Wheel downward until the rotor will not turn, then you pry the Star Wheel adjuster 5 clicks upward (Rotor should now turn freely) and then pry it Up an additional 4 clicks. Hope this helps...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99
Uh Oh...I hope I didnt miss something here. I replaced my rear rotors this past weekend and didn't ne remove any star wheel adjusters or anything to remove my rotors. They just knocked right off the hub..and the handbrake still works...
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Uh Oh...I hope I didnt miss something here. I replaced my rear rotors this past weekend and didn't ne remove any star wheel adjusters or anything to remove my rotors. They just knocked right off the hub..and the handbrake still works...
You might need to adjust your handbrake. If it's taking more than about 3-4 clicks for the parking brake handle to stop, then it needs to be adjusted. It's pretty easy to do by removing the inside of the center console compartment. Once you're in there, it's as easy as loosening one nut and tightening another.
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