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FROZEN BRAKE ROTOR

1999 Mercury Cougar

Brakes problem
1999 Mercury Cougar 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 60,000 miles

Hello!

A family member of mine has a '99 Merc Cougar. There is considerable wheel shake when the brakes are applied at high speeds. I pulled off the wheel (it took me about an hour of pounding and pentitrating oil to do so as it was frozen to the brake rotor), and noticed that the pads had plently of life in them, but the rotors showed signs of delamination. I attempted to pull off the rotor, but it is also frozen on. What is an approved way to remove a frozen rotor without damaging anything? Can I use a gear puller? I aready tried with minor pressure, but I can't seem to budge the rotor.
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Stevenkolanowski
March 30, 2009.




Heat up the center of the rotor and hit on the sides trying to jar it loose.

If nothing use a air punch that is dull and try to shake the rust loose. If you dont have that use a hammer an dhit around the inside of rotor by the studs

Blackop555
Mar 30, 2009.


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