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2001 Ford Escape Question: Brake rotor

 

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Brakedrum, 3.0L V6, Ypsilanti, MI, September 05, 2009, 16:10
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Unable to remove the bracket the the front discs attach to so that I can remove the rotor. Can the bolts be that secure? Do I need a torch? Not enough room to put a pipe over the wrench for leverage.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, September 05, 2009, 16:27
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    They may be rusted and that will make it very tight. Try spraying them down with a rust penetrant like WD40, wait 5 or 10 minutes, then smack the head of the bolst very hard a few times, this will help to break the bolts free. Just be careful you only hit the bolt heads! Good Luck!

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    Visitor, June 27, 2010, 15:51

    turn the wheel and it will give you enough room. They are very tight and need to be broken loose

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