i have the 96 for service cd and it shows the rotors on the escort just
like all the other fords(i guess the 98 would be the same.. after
removing the wheel, the caliper and hanging it out of the way with some
wire so the hose does not break you just pull the rotor out to your.. if
it does not want to move make sure you have the two sheet metal nuts,
stamped sheet metal that might be holding it to the hub(the part with
the lugs on it.... if that dont work then hit it with a hammer to get it
to move from its frozen positon on the hub... this is probably all your
problem.. the big nut you are talking about is for the HUB... on older
fords with front disc. brakes the large nut was used to hold on the hub
also..... hope this helps.
SURE.. It COULD be an integral hub-rotor, the ford official manual COULD be
wrong...tell you what, go to an on-line parts store.. or a couple of them
search for YOUR part... ie front rotor for YOUR year and model.
If it shows several choices, like "loaded" or "not loaded", then it's
Or just call around to see if some local store has it in stock and go see for
Nothing special on the parts sites.
I have never had a rotor stay on this hard if it is not held on by the hub
nut. I pounded on it and it just won't budge. I guess I'll try some more.
Another thing I have never seen before,I went to do the back brakes and
replace the drums,etc. The drums are held on by 2 philipps head screws. I'll
be damned if I know how to loosen them. They are so rusted and heated in
place,I don't know how they were ever meant to come off.
Rookie mistake. Yes the screws on the drum can be a bitch. Just drill off the
heads, the only reason they are there is for assembly at the factory. Yes rotors
can be stuck very hard. Sometimes they even break while trying to remove. Do
your self a favor and buy new ones.
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Well,a lot of beating and it came off. The other wheel came off when i
removed the caliper. There was so much rust on it that the rotor looked
attached to where the hub nut was. After rapping it,it came off and the
rotor being seperate was pretty obvious. Thanks all for your help.
Now if I can only get a good way to remove the bolts holding the drums on.
AUTO PARTS GUY!!!!
Holy CRAP! Why didnt you just ASK for the freaking replacement rotor?!!!
When you got it out of the box, the answer would be clear.
NEVER NEVER trust what AUTO PARTS GUYS say WITHOUT corroboration... Not that
they're stupid, half the time, OR MORE, they dont even understand the
I bet he didnt understand YOUR question.
If you listen to AUTO PARTS GUYS, you're in for a long expensive education.
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