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scavenger 10-25-2011 02:54 PM

06 Ramm 1500 rear disk brakes
 
Hi all. Hope its ok to post this here. There is no section for brakes so I figured that suspension was close enough.

Anyway, I just wanted to ask about removing a rear rotor. I removed the ring over the lug nut stud but its still on tight and I dont want to force things.

Do I have to do something with the emergency brake?

Thanks.

Dave

GTyankee 10-25-2011 03:14 PM

I know that after you take off the caliper, do NOT let it hang free, tie it up

YouTube has several videos on this subject

http://www.google.com/#q=rear+rotor+...w=1024&bih=550

erm 10-25-2011 03:15 PM

If it's been on for a while, a good whack with a rubber hammer should do the trick. They tend to corrode onto the flange back there.

If it's still stuck, try some penetrating oil.

scavenger 10-25-2011 04:04 PM

OK Maddog. I just wanted to make sure it didnt have anything to do with the parking brake. I shall hammer away.

GTyankee - Oh yeah I have the caliper secured.

Thanks guys. I have done countless brake jobs over the years but this is my first on rear disk brakes.

Dave

erm 10-25-2011 04:09 PM

If the parking brake is on, I'd chock the vehicle and release it before proceeding.

scavenger 10-25-2011 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MADDOG (Post 643297)
If the parking brake is on, I'd chock the vehicle and release it before proceeding.

No its not set but I did set up the chocks.

HemiLonestar 10-26-2011 12:35 AM

They get stuck because the center piece of the axle there tends to get rusty. WD-40 or some other penetrant and a couple swipes with a wire brush wouldn't hurt. Like mentioned, a dead blow hammer or mallet should help persuading them to come off.

Jtrombly 10-26-2011 10:36 PM

Use a little PB Blaster around the center of the hub. Then use a good dead blow hammer on the back side of the rotor. Make sure you hit it all the way around, if you just hit it in one spot it will just get jammed.


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