Rear rotor removal

Tiny
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  • 2006 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER
Four cylinder all wheel drive automatic 50,000 miles.

I am trying to remove the rear rotors to replace them. I have them loose enough to wiggle and pull out a little but it feels like there is a spring holding it on. Any Ideas?
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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 AT 10:17 PM

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Tiny
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Should come off may be stuck due to brake heat. try knocking loose with rubber mallet.


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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 AT 10:22 PM
Tiny
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I can get the rotor away from the hub about a quart of an inch with the pry bolts, but when I back them out the rotor sucks back into the hub. It is loose enough to wiggle and pull out a little with my hands. Could there be anything attached to the inside of the rotor?
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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 AT 10:43 PM
Tiny
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Not supposed to be anything attached. You disconnected the brake hose correct?
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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 AT 10:45 PM
Tiny
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I took off the caliper but left the hose attached to it. The only other hose I can see is a short thick one about four inches long. It comes through the frame and attaches to the back of the hub. The collar is smooth, no way to detach it inside the wheel well. I think it is for the emergency brake.
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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 AT 10:59 PM
Tiny
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Ensure your park brake is not engaged and try adjusting the park brake shoes.
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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 AT 11:24 PM
Tiny
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How do you adjust the parking brake shoe? I have never done that before.
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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 AT 11:48 PM
Tiny
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There should be a plug covering up the adjustment hole on the brake rotor. pull the plug out and insert a flat-tipped tool (screwdriver etc.) to turn the adjuster. diagram is below on which way to turn it.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_1651.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname2_513.jpg

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Friday, February 12th, 2010 AT 2:13 PM

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