1998 Ford Escort front disk rotors

Tiny
RVARGAS
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  • 1998 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 238,000 MILES
I cannot remove the disk rotors to replace them. Does my car require that I remove the large wheel bearing nut first? Icould swear I replaced them a few years ago and never had to remove the large wheel nut.

if they come off qithout removing the nut what do I use to loosen the rotors, can I use a heat torch?
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 6:06 PM

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Tiny
ZACKMAN
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Don't need to remove the axle nut. The rotor is simply "frozen" from rust and other road contaminants. Go to your local parts store and ask for PB Blaster. Spray it on the lug bolts and axle nut.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_98escortrotor_1.jpg



Wait 5 minutes, and then tap the rotor with a rubber mallet. It will come out.
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 11:17 PM

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