Hello everyone. I am doing rear brakes on a 98 Passport LX 4wd V6. I
have pulled off the calipers and am trying to remove the rotors, but
they donít come off. Iíve looked for a clip and it doesnít seem like
pulling the hub or trying to knock the studs out would help. Does
anyone have any idea on how to remove them? Thank you in advance for
any help you can give.
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Are you in NYC? If so, you've got RUST.
Judging by how the rotors look on this page:
they're probably just rusted on.
They should slide off, but are seized to the hub itself. You could have a
First make sure any Phillips-head screws have been removed. If you can't
get those out, use an impact driver. If that fails, drill them out.
Now get a nylon hammer and try pounding the rotor off from the inner face
(keep close to the inside edge of the friction surface). You might have to
If that doesn't work, get a 1# steel hammer and tap the side of the "top
hat" while turning the rotor in an attempt to make the rust crack. Once in
a while try the nylon hammer thing again.
I have a '95 Passport, on the'95s, in the rear there is a drum brake
behind the disc rotor-drum brake. your foot operates the disc brake
and the hand brake operates the drum brake.
Is the handbrake on? That could be the problem.
If it is rusted on, try penetrating oil.
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