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Hi All,

New to the site. I have a stock 2001 2500 4X4. I need to turn the rear disc rotors, but I can't get the freakin things off. Are they seperate from the hub or is it a combo unit? It looks seperate since there is a gap around the lug bolts. Ugh!!! Do I just have to beat the tar out of the thing? Any suggestions?

Thanks a million.
 

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spray penetrating fluid between the hub and rotor and in the gap between the bolts and rotor, use a larger pry bar between the caliper bracket mount and the edge of the rotor, you might have to rotate the rotor and pry in multiple spots, sometimes you need a large swing press (hammer)
 

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Just curios, why do you need to turn the rotors? Also, I believe there is not much "extra" meat on the factory rotors. I turned mine last year, knowing that it was a band-aid :broke: , for my situation that is. It gave me the improvement that I needed but I should replace them already this year.
 

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Dont forget that the parking brake has shoes that use the rotor as a drum. If you adjusted the park brake recently, you mat have to turn them back out to get the rotor off. A steel hammer to the rotor hat with PB Blaster soaking at the lugs and hub center should pop it right off. Use anit sieze when assembling to make the job easier next time. Goog Luck... Chris
 

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For the next fool who has to do this crappy job. I just had to beat on them until they came off. I used an 8lb sledge and hit the rotor all the way around on the cylindrical part (the side of the top hat), then all the way around between the lug bolts (the top of the top hat), then all the way around the cylindrical part, and kept repeating, until they came off. There is an adjustment for the parking brake, which is a drum style brake inside the rotor that needs to be backed off. The rubber cap was hard to find, but it was on the opposite side of the backing plate from the cable, i.e. if the cable comes in on the top of the axle, the cap will be on the bottom of the axle. It’s the other way around on the other side of the truck.
 
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