2006 Ford Explorer Rear Rotors

Tiny
KARCOURT
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  • 2006 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 71,000 MILES
I cannot get the rear rotors to release. I have removed the tire and the caliper but cannot get the rotor off. What am I doing wrong?
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Friday, May 29th, 2009 AT 2:53 PM

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Tiny
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It may be corroded on. I have attached the removal just to have, but that doesn't help.

Removal
1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to JACKING & LIFTING .
CAUTION: Do not pry in the caliper sight hole to retract the pistons, as this can damage the pistons and boots.
CAUTION: Do not allow the brake caliper and brake pad assembly to hang from the brake hose or damage to the hose can occur.
3. Remove the 2 brake caliper guide pin bolts, position the caliper and pads aside as an assembly.
" Support the caliper and brake pad assembly using mechanic's wire.
NOTE: If the brake disc binds on the parking brake shoe and lining, remove the adjustment hole knockout panel or access plug and contract the parking brake shoe and lining.
NOTE: If the brake disc cannot be removed easily, apply penetrating lock lubricant on the brake disc-to-hub mating surfaces.
5. Remove the brake disc.
Installation
NOTE: If the adjustment hole knockout panel or access plug was removed, it is necessary to install an access plug to prevent the entry of contaminants.
1. Clean any rust or foreign material from brake disc and wheel hub.
" Use parts cleaner to clean the front brake disc and hub surfaces.
2. Install the brake disc.
3. Position the brake caliper and brake pad assembly. Install the 2 brake caliper guide pin bolts.
" Tighten to 32 Nm (24 lb-ft).
4. Test the brakes for normal operation.


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The first pic shows probably where the corrosion is. Spray some penetrating oil around this area from front and behind.....let it soak a little. As you see from the directions above, it states before you put it on to... "Clean any rust or foreign material from brake disc and wheel hub. " So I am sure it is stuck by corrosion. After it has sat for a little gently tap around the rotor between the lugs with a hammer and spray some more.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Picture2_52.jpg



My next question is pic two.....on some rotors where the arrow is pointing there are threaded bolt holes between the lug nut studs.......I don't see it on the pic but you may have it....if you do you are to thread two bolts in them and as the bolts are tightened the end of the bolts push against the axle and push the rotor off..........

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Friday, May 29th, 2009 AT 8:58 PM
Tiny
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Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Recall_14.jpg

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