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Old 05-30-2020, 01:43 PM
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2005 CLK 320 can't remove front rotors

My neighbor just bought. 05 clk
He doing a full brake job and can't seem to get the front rotors loose
The set star screw has been removed and it still wont budge

Any advise would be greatly helpful and appreciated

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Old 05-30-2020, 01:47 PM
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heat,and dead blow hammer
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Old 05-30-2020, 02:32 PM
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Small sledge applied to back side of rotor will do it. I'm assuming they are not going to be reused.
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Small sledge applied to back side of rotor will do it. I'm assuming they are not going to be reused.
That's retarded, don't do that.

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Old 05-30-2020, 06:55 PM
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Replacing rotors
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:52 AM
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davidlee, have one lug bolt threaded in a couple of threads to restrain the rotor when it breaks loose.
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Old 05-31-2020, 06:41 AM
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retard,hey they can rust on
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retard,hey they can rust on
Did you even watch the video?
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Old 05-31-2020, 10:25 AM
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I did t - thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-31-2020, 10:58 AM
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I generally soak them with penetrating oil. Then give them a burst of impact in between the lug bolt areas with a blunt nose impact hammer. Don't go crazy with this there are bearings in there. Same with hammering. If they give me real trouble I will do the same with a puller in place giving it some tension. I have had them so frozen that a puller by itself will bend the rotor.
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Did you even watch the video?
According to the comments on the video, some people have bent their brake calipers with that method. Impact is a standard time-proven method. Roncallo is correct.
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According to the comments on the video, some people have bent their brake calipers with that method. Impact is a standard time-proven method. Roncallo is correct.
That person is lying or incompetent. The spindle is designed to carry the force of the brakes stopping the entire car. You're not going to bend it removing the rusted on rotor with the method outlined in the video. I've used this metod on countless cars and never damaged anything. This is by far the easiest and least damaging way of removing a rusted on rotor.

When you're hammering on the rotor the impact goes through the wheel bearing. Not something you want to **** around with.
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i don't think the spindle can be bent that way but possibly the caliper bracket, if one were to forget to apply the force evenly, (moving from one bolt set up to the other) as demonstrated in the video. some people just don't understand the basics of mechanical work and can find a way to break something that shouldn't be broken....i've never had one stuck on there like that but the method in the video seems pretty reliable, low risk and works.....
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That's retarded, don't do that.

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