parking break pads seem to be holding it on. How do i retract the pads so i can remove rotor?
by Visitor in Midland, MI on February 27, 2010
If you have rear Disc brakes like mine, you'll just have to smack the crap out of it, once the caliper is off. Take a look at a new rotor, and see where the rotor will separate from the hub; then spray penetrating oil (Liquid Wrench) around the lug bolts and around center hub. Then get a good hammer and a good pry bar. TIPS: Be aware of the lug threads, don't "doink" them with the hammer. Also, take care to not harm the surface of the rotor, unless you're replacing it.
That said, pry and smack the rotor after the oil has soaked in, it'll come off.