I`m changing my rear brake rotors for the first time. I removed the caliper and I`m having difficulty getting a good swing with my mallet to knock the rear rotor off. Mind you I`m doing this in my drive way and I dont have a lift so, my swing is not a 100%.I used my air compressor to blow out the loose dirt & rust. I sprayed penetrating oil & brake fluid between the rotor & hub & let it soak overnight. The next day I used my hammer & gave some swings between the lugs to loosen everything up. Still no luck removing the rotor. It seems like there is a retaining screw but, the head of the screw might be a specialty type. Does this vehicle require a specialty type socket to remove the rotor? The replacement rotors dont have a screw hole for this retaing screw, if there even is one.I`m at my wits end. What can I do. Can I rent this socket or do I have to by one? H-E-L-P!
Saturday, February 19th, 2011 AT 8:31 PM