I can't remove the rotors

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Old 05-09-06, 05:43 PM
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I can't remove the rotors

On a 98 Dodge Avenger. We tried to take off the front rotors. We used lots of WD-40 and we even bought a puller (jaw type).

We hammered the crap out of it and still could get it off. It's pretty rusted and seized I guess.

Is there anything else I could try? Something better then wd-40? Torching it with a propane torch? Using a mini-sledge maybe?
 
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Old 05-10-06, 09:23 AM
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Try PB Blaster or Kroil - both excellent liquid penetrants - and more hammering.
 
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Old 05-10-06, 09:38 AM
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Do the roters have two holes in them with threads? If so get two bolts and press it off with them. Use the PB blaster or Kroil first.
 
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Old 05-10-06, 11:32 AM
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I just bought some Seafoam Deepcreep. It's supposed to be really good penetrating oil, up there with the PB Blaster.


I found a bolt that would go into the two small holes of the rotor. I tried using the bolt to pull the rotor out and ended up cracking the rotor itself. It has two 6 inch long crack lines along the rotor now. This is after applying Seafoam DeepCreep and waited 30 mins.


Now I have the jaw gear puller on the rotor and I applied more DeepCreep oil (in the little holes, into the bolt holes for the wheel, and behind the rotor).

I think I will use the bolt again with the jaw puller on it.

If that doesn't work, I will then take the hammer to it with the puller AND the bolt pulling on the rotor.

If that doesn't work either, I might have to do all of the above after heating the rotor up with a propane torch.



What do you guys think? What can I do to prevent this from happening again?
 
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Old 05-10-06, 12:01 PM
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Anytime I mount a rotor onto a hub, I first put a light coating of antisieze paste onto the critical surfaces. This should keep them from rusting together and make it easier to take apart for the next service.
 
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