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Unread 01-08-2011, 08:21 AM   #1
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removing caliper, caliper anchors, and rotor

hi,

i am trying to remove my rear parking brake cable and the FSM says that you need to remove the caliper, caliper anchors, and rotor...

i was looking at the picture and could you not just remove the rotor (4 bolts i think) and all the rest will just come off???



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Unread 01-08-2011, 09:43 AM   #2
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you have to remove the caliper and caliper bracket, then the rotor will fall off. the pressure from the wheel/lug nuts hold it in place, but the caliper hardware HAS to be removed to get it off.
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Okay thanks. Once I get the caliper, bracket, rotor off will it be pretty. Easy to figure out how to get the brake cable end out??
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yeah, the rotor is the drum for the e-brake (it's a rotor-drum) and once it's off, you'll see what looks like regular rear drum brakes.
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yeah, the rotor is the drum for the e-brake (it's a rotor-drum) and once it's off, you'll see what looks like regular rear drum brakes.
thanks friend.

i called autozone, advanced auto parts, and oreillys and none of them had the rear cable... so, i guess i will wait till monday and get one from the dealer... we do have a napa in town but it is the crapiest napa ever and unless it is an emergency i never buy from that particular napa.

thanks again for the help. i am hopeful i can get this done by next weekend.
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Be prepared: After you get the caliper and caliper bracket off, the rotor-drum might not just "fall off". After a few years it might be rusted to the axel. To seperate the two you have to beat on the rotor-drum to snap them loose - the biger the hammer the better. This might distort the rotor-drum, so be prepared to replace them.
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Be prepared: After you get the caliper and caliper bracket off, the rotor-drum might not just "fall off". After a few years it might be rusted to the axel. To seperate the two you have to beat on the rotor-drum to snap them loose - the biger the hammer the better. This might distort the rotor-drum, so be prepared to replace them.
Good advice and thank you. Yet another project. Hopefully the rotor drum isn't too expensive.
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Yeah fall of is rare. Be prepared to beat off. Lol. With a hammer, and lots of pb blaster.
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Yeah fall of is rare. Be prepared to beat off. Lol. With a hammer, and lots of pb blaster.
can you not use a screwdriver or something to kind of pry it away??
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can you not use a screwdriver or something to kind of pry it away??
Only if it's a screwdriver in the shape of a lump hammer. My one took some beating on the NS rear OS was a lot less hassle but it does come off in the end
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Only if it's a screwdriver in the shape of a lump hammer. My one took some beating on the NS rear OS was a lot less hassle but it does come off in the end
ha! okay, i get it. i thought maybe the combo of a flathead and my bfh would work...

what is the NS and OS??? the only thing i can think is "inner/outer shoes"???
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I will be doing my rear brakes (rotors, pads) in the next couple of weeks. I don't want to mess with the ebrake. When I take the rotors off, will it cause problems with the ebrake?
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ha! okay, i get it. i thought maybe the combo of a flathead and my bfh would work...

what is the NS and OS??? the only thing i can think is "inner/outer shoes"???
NS and OS

Near-side of the car is the Passenger's side and the Off-side is the Driver's side. (just to confuse this is obviously revered in the UK on LHD vehicles)


Removing the rotar didnt affect my hand brake but i have a UK spec WG so a little difrent to your RHD WJs
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Removing the rotar didnt affect my hand brake but i have a UK spec WG so a little difrent to your RHD WJs
to remove the seized hand brake cable or replace a hand brake cable, you have to remove the rotor.
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Use some heat and a hammer, much easier than just a hammer. Use the yellow can of MAP gas and a torch, get it nice and hot and then hit it with a 3-5 pound sledge, it will take a few strong hits but it should come off.
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