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Old 04-03-2006, 08:16 PM
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Help its raining and I'm cold and wet!!!

Yesterday I got a flat on the rear left side of my SD on the way back from the mountains. I didn't think it was any big deal and I threw the spare (which was the old style rim) on. It didn't occur to me that the spare rim was made for shorter lugs and I had the long ones. I cranked everything down and tried to drive off. Well, I gave it some gas and right as I started to move I heard a grinding then a clunk and the wheels locked. I figured I had locked the e brake. I had the car towed home and put the right lugs on. The wheel spins now but it makes some god awful noise. I tried to pull the rotor off but I couldn't figure it out. Anyone know how to get the rotor off?
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:30 PM
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you may be here already in your thoughts

but the long lugs prob went in too far and hit some parts of the parking brake damaging them.

you will need to remove the caliper, then on some cars there is a screw that holds the disc on to the hub. on some i understand there is not a screw and it just slips off.

shouldn't be too hard to fix. after you take it off you can prob remove whatever is binding and order the necessary parts and drive it without the part til they come in. the parking brake isnt much of a safety issue when you have dual circuit brakes.

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Old 04-04-2006, 08:37 PM
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You were right, it screwed up the parking brake real bad. I'm trying to get the rotor off right now. (it convieniently started raining too) but the main problem is the barking brake (whatever is left) is jammed and I can't pull the rotor off. I was trying to find the adjustment screw but I can't really spin the whole thing. Any suggestions?
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Bump.

Sorry, it's cold and I'm sittin in the rain tryin' to get that rotor off.
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Old 04-04-2006, 10:58 PM
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sorry

i dont have specific suggestions for you on that. just dont know.

dont feel too bad though, it is a fairly easy thing to do, and better than putting in the short bolts with the aluminum wheels which will result in the wheel falling off. which you definately dont want to have happen. it is not like an indy car and the wheel will do a lot of damage on its way off the car.

dont ask how i know!

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Old 04-04-2006, 11:21 PM
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If its jammed against the rotor couldn't you just...remove the caliper....start the car, and simply "engage" reverse once to make it spin the other way and possibly free up the jammed part? Either that or hitting the rotor with a sledgehammer from behind.....
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:28 PM
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I can't remember if it was the Mercedes or one of my other vehicles, but aren't there 2 threaded holes in the rotor that allow you to screw in a lug bolt(or some other size bolt) to drive the rotor off?????
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:31 PM
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I can't remember if it was the Mercedes or one of my other vehicles, but aren't there 2 threaded holes in the rotor that allow you to screw in a lug bolt(or some other size bolt) to drive the rotor off?????

Nope....no threaded holes on these rotors....usually they aren't that hard to get off....the worst one I've dealt with was really rusty, so I smacked it with a hammer about 10 times all around, and it finally broke loose, couldn't hear for hours!!
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Old 04-05-2006, 07:24 AM
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i remember

that proceedure too jimmy. volvo? older benz with drum brakes? i always admired the ingenuity of it.

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