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    Front Brake Disc Help!!! Urgent please :-)

    Hi,

    HELP!!!!! please..

    I'm big style stuck, I'm replacing the front and rear brake discs on my Coupe, after a fight I've managed to get the caliper and carrier off, removed the scew in the disc however I can't get the damn brake disc off, the disc is stuck solid to the hub, I've tried hammering, pulling, hammering some more, it just won't budge,has anybody goy any tips on how to remove it, as I have wrecked the disc and don't fancy driving with it on. Would heat help?

    pics of new discs :-)
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    rears


    Cheers
    Garrie

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    yup, heat it
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    afaik once the little screw is out (that holds the disc to the hub) it should be "free" to come out. Try soaking it it WD40 or something, to see if that will release the corrosion. Then nobble it with a big hammer. Work your way around, rather than beating in one place. Hit,turn,hit,turn etc.

    (BTW, WD40 is highly flamable, so if you do use that, dont heat it with flame!!)
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    that the worst change of brake discs and pads I've ever done!! Robot tight bolts and rusted on discs, Cheers Col, heat solved it needs lots of it though, oh and lots of hammering, I'm knackered but the fronts have been changed, will do the rears next week.

    Big Col, if you need to lend a caliper rewinding tool for your rear discs I've just bought one, your more than welcone to borrow it if your passing by sometime.

    Cheers
    Garrie

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    I had the same problem.

    Get a wooden mallet and hit the disc on one side, rotate ½turn and hit again, and keep repeating and it will eventually work loose. The disc has to be a good close fit on the hub so that it runs concentric, but in doing so ti gets fused with rust.

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