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post #1 of 6 Old 05-08-2009, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Rear rotor removal on a 99 Grand Cherokee

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I have yet another stupid question. I am trying to remove one of the rear rotors to repair the parking brake and I have gotten the rotor loose. It is not coming off, do I need to compress the parking brake pads somehow or is it supposed to simply slide off? Thank you in advance for any insight.

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-08-2009, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Also, the parking brake cable has snapped and the rotor spins freely, so that should not be an issue.
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-08-2009, 10:51 AM
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it might just be hung up on the studs. try tapping the hub part some with a rubber or brass hammer..


also, not trying to call anyone stupid, but you did take off the caliper already, right?

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Yep, the caliper is off. It looks like the parking brake shoes are getting stuck inside the rotor. The position that is opposite of the place where the parking brake cable enters.
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-08-2009, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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After much toil and cursing, I cut off the last 3" of a medium sized flat head screw driver and made my own parking brake retraction tool. The rotor came off!
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Was there a lip on the inside of the drum? That's what normally happens. The shoes wear the drum where they contact, leaving a ridge on the inner side that the shoes hang up on.

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