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2000 Ford E-350 Question: How do you get the front brake rotor off when a sludge hammer won't do it?

 

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Forever Fords, 5.4L V8, Mount Pleasant, MI, May 24, 2010, 10:22
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How do you get the front brake rotor off when rusted & a sludge hammer does not work?

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    May 24, 2010, 14:02
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    This is the Hub for single rear wheels http://www.napaonline.com/Search/MultiImagePopup.aspx?ImageIndex=0&A=NB_4886527_0148368506&An=599001+599999+102000+109999+50028+59999+2028058+2999999+12502 and this is the Hub for Dual rear wheels http://www.napaonline.com/Search/MultiImagePopup.aspx?ImageIndex=0&A=NB_4886530_0148368510&An=599001+599999+102000+109999+50028+59999+2028058+2999999+12502 Doesn't look like the rotor separates from the Hub assembly

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    Visitor, May 26, 2010, 06:28

    Take off the grease cap 1st. Then remove the cotter pin, nut, washer, & outside wheel bearing. Rotor will then slip off.

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    Visitor, August 22, 2010, 10:51

    you are aware, this is the rear rotor he is asking about. Doesnt work that way anonymous

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    mikes auto repair, December 21, 2010, 14:13
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    "How do you get the front brake rotor off when rusted & a sludge hammer does not work?" The REAR? Where did you get that?

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    mikes auto repair (see my shops), December 21, 2010, 14:12
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    Use a bigger hammer :) an 8lb sledge with about 3-4 feet handle and wack away. If you have access to an pneumatic air hammer i suggest using the ball tip in between the studs and then use a hammer.

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