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Stuck Front Break Rotor 2002 V6 LE

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Old 04-26-2014, 09:18 PM
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Attempting to do a front brake job on my Camry V6 LE, but the front brake rotor refuses to budge. Took off the caliper and torque plate without any issues. Tried using a regular hammer, small sledge hammer and even a reverse hammer, but the rotor refuses to come off. It is almost like the rotor is super glued to the car. Can I have suggestions from folks on how they removed a very stuck rotor. I would like to know how much force needs to be applied to get the rotor off without breaking a major part on the car.

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Old 04-26-2014, 10:58 PM
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It appears from the pic that there aren't those annoying little screws holding the rotor to the hub so that is good. Those two holes, are there threads in them? Sometimes if you put bolts in those holes and tighten them down it will pop the rotor off. You can also soak where the rotor makes contact with PB Blaster as let it sit a bit then try smacking it again. I assume you are replacing the rotors? In that case you can heat up the rotor with a torch and again, smack it off. Be careful when playing with fire, you don't want to damage the hub or anything else. I live where they salt the roads and I have had to do this a few times. Keep us posted.
 
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