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  • avatar karjunkie 12/08/09 8:11 am PST

    You need to soak with a good penetrating oil between the back of the rotors and the wheel hubs as a corrosion ring will form there and freeze the rotors to the wheel hubs. After the oil has sat for a few hours to penetrate, you can bang the rotors out with a rubber or plastic mallet. DO NOT try to seperate the rotor from the hub by inserting a screwdriver or other chisel type device as you will damage the hub. Do a second soaking if the first doesn't work. When you reassemble, put a very thin dab of high temp silicone lubricant on the hub face where it meets the rotor.

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  • karjunkie 12/08/09 8:11 am PST

    You need to soak with a good penetrating oil between the back of the rotors and the wheel hubs as a corrosion ring will form there and freeze the rotors to the wheel hubs. After the oil has sat for a few hours to penetrate, you can bang the rotors out with a rubber or plastic mallet. DO NOT try to seperate the rotor from the hub by inserting a screwdriver or other chisel type device as you will damage the hub. Do a second soaking if the first doesn't work. When you reassemble, put a very thin dab of high temp silicone lubricant on the hub face where it meets the rotor.

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