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Unread 03-13-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
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Mom's WJ Rotor Removal

So I am changing my mothers WJ's front rotors. I have the caliper off and have been beating on it a little. Then I noticed it isn't attached like my ZJ's rotor. Do I need to remove the cotter pin and that huge nut in the center to get the rotor off? I am going to go have a few beers and wait for an answer

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Unread 03-13-2007, 01:12 PM   #2
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No!

Soak it with wd40/pb blaster and get a mallet smack it till it comes off.
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Unread 03-13-2007, 01:14 PM   #3
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Having a few beers always helps.So your on the right path.The only thing to do is what Nick mentioned is to beat it till it comes off.I had to just about bust my driver side off when I changed out my rotors.
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Unread 03-13-2007, 01:18 PM   #4
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You beat it till it came off ?


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Unread 03-13-2007, 01:20 PM   #5
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You beat it till it came off ?


There you go another gay comment
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Unread 03-13-2007, 01:22 PM   #6
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The cotter pin & big nut you're referring to holds the axle shaft to the hub/wheel bearing assembly. No need to remove it.
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Unread 03-13-2007, 01:24 PM   #7
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you really gunna have to go to GSW Nierace so you two can shake hands.. or what ever you want to do..
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Think you'll have to get the OK from Ramon's wife...err, or maybe she is into that kinda thing?
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Think you'll have to get the OK from Ramon's wife...err, or maybe she is into that kinda thing?

In today's world anythings possible... you guys better figure out who's the pitcher and who's the catcher...


Back on topic before someone gets banned.... How bout' them Yankee's??
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I don't know what you perverts were talking about, but me and Ramon were talking about the rotor.
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I don't know what you perverts were talking about, but me and Ramon were talking about the rotor.
These people Nick.Always thinking bad..Back to the subject before I get banned for life
Just keep tapping or hitting it really hard like I had to do.It will bust loose eventually..
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Just keep tapping or hitting it really hard like I had to do.
smack it hard
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Unread 03-13-2007, 04:28 PM   #13
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It may take a long while to smack it. I always get to the point of about giving up, then after a few more minutes of pounding and spraying they always pop off.

Time for the BFH.
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So I am changing my mothers WJ's front rotors. I have the caliper off and have been beating on it a little. Then I noticed it isn't attached like my ZJ's rotor. Do I need to remove the cotter pin and that huge nut in the center to get the rotor off? I am going to go have a few beers and wait for an answer
Hope this isn't a dumb question for you, but did you alsop remove the caliper retaining braket? Might remind me of the time I worked on a Subaru, the piston twisted in, didn't realize that right away, thought I needed a bigger clamp!

Anyhow, if you did remove the braket...beat away!
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Unread 03-14-2007, 10:23 PM   #15
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Yeah, I removed everything. After chugging a few more beers things became clear that I just needed a bigger rubber mallet. 2 big whacks on each one and they flew off. I couldn't believe the amount of rust falling from between the two surfaces of the rotors Thanks everyone for the help.
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