2001 Ford Escape Q&A

2001 Ford Escape Question: Brake rotor

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. -
Answer 1
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! -
Answer 2
turn the wheel and it will give you enough room. They are very tight and need to be broken loose -
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