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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2005, 06:46 PM
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Removing brake rotors on a 89

I am trying to remove the front brake rotors on my 89 Full size Bronco. They ain't coming off like I expected they would.

How do you remove the rotors on this thing? I am am beginning to think it is not as simple as every other brake rotor I have replaced (take of wheel, slide off rotor -the end)

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2005, 08:54 AM
 
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Re: Removing brake rotors on a 89

Is it not budging at all? If not try persuading it with a few taps from a hammer or mallet. Not on the braking surface of coarse.
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Re: Removing brake rotors on a 89

My first thought was that it bonded over time because of the standard rust but before I got too emotional with it thought I'd ask.

It now appears to me that I must remove the hub first before I can get the rotors off.

I was hoping someone could give me a few hints before give it another go.

If that doesn't work I'll go find the "instructions"


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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2005, 12:30 PM
 
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Re: Removing brake rotors on a 89

they should just come off unless theyre as your feared, rusted to the whole assembly. they make this stuff, dunno what its called, its in a yellow spray can at like autozone or some autoparts place, it sprays and orange liquid out it and destroys rust and penetrates deep into whatever it is, try that and keep soaking it and let is sit awhile then take a long metal rod and use a hammer and try hammering it between where you thiink it should seperate. again, dont strike the brake surface, good luck
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Re: Removing brake rotors on a 89

Every other vehicle I have ever worked on the rotors just slide off, sometimes they need a tease to break the rust seal but they always slide off. These don't.


My primary method is banging with a hammer, if that doesn't work I use the back up method..a bigger hammer.

Got new rotors for it so damage to the rotor is of absolutely no concern [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

Off to the library to read the instructions..just like Ford to do something different...
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Re: Removing brake rotors on a 89

Is there the typical little thin washers that hold it on? Shouldn't be on every stud but on my lazer it had 2 on each wheel.
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Re: Removing brake rotors on a 89

dont know how your progress is goin, but you might also try placing a hi lift jack of a scisors or bottle jack in there somewhere and try forcing it out, that might work. keep us posted on how it goes, and good luck
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Re: Removing brake rotors on a 89

STOP.

You do have to remove the hub first. Click my signature & look in the Brakes & Hubs album. Everything is shown there, including torque specs on the bearing nuts.
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