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Old 09-11-2014, 08:14 AM   #1
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Fused spacers / rotors

My wheel spacers are absolutely fused to my brake rotors! I am assuming that my rotors will be just as bad if I can ever access them. Any good tricks other than a hammer?

Have any encountered this? I am dreading having to go search up a puller that will fit


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Old 09-11-2014, 10:41 AM   #2
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Rubber mallet and a flathead screwdriver always works for me. Slowly chip inbetween them all around the rotor and it will separate.
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Suggest trying a wood block first before resorting to screwdriver.

Make sure you use anti-seize b/w spacer/rotor hat upon re-installation (same w/ rotor hat to hub and wheel to spacer, etc.)

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Thanks guys will wrestle with it!!
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I wonder if heat would help?
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Give 'er **************** with a dead blow hammer, fella.
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Yes tried that!!
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Douse with PB Blaster overnight and pound away again tomorrow?
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Old 09-11-2014, 04:18 PM   #9
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Yes did that but .... With wd40....as was running out of borrowed garage time!!
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WD40 barely classifies as a lubricating oil...

PB, a penetrating oil, is a completely different class. Try w/ PB and let soak overnight as BS states. I've used PB to release frozen solid brake caliper slide pins, header bolts, exhaust clamps, etc. - all of which I thought were completely toast.

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Heat and PB will do it.

Schedule an auto-X race and a couple days before spray the PB between the too.

Give your brakes an smoking hot workout during the auto-x.

After the racing those should separate without much problem.

The differential heating/cooling cycles with the brakes doing the heating and the wind doing the cooling should cause enough expansion to break them free.

or

Use a bigger hammer, but thats not as fun as an Auto-X.
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