HOW TO GET REAR BRAKE ROTORS OFF

  • Tiny
  • Butsie
  • 2009 Pontiac Vibe
  • 10,500 miles

I got your instructions on how to replace rear brake rotors and I still can't get them off. What am I doing wrong. I see there is supposed to be a retaing screw in the rotor. Does that hold the rotor locked in place or could it be rusted to the backing plate? I worked on it (3) times now and can't get the rotor off. Can you give me your expertise on waht I am doing wrong or missing? Pleas let me know how to get the rotor off.

Thank you,

Bob Butcavage

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 AT 7:04 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
  • Expert
  • 24,898 posts

Imports commonly use those retaining screws. Use a pair of metric bolts threaded into those holes to pull the rotors off. As you run them in they will push against the hub and pull the rotor off. Banging and tugging doesn't work.

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 AT 7:19 PM

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