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I cant get rear brake rotor off of a 2010 traverse. Fwd

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I cant get rear brake rotor off of a 2010 traverse. Fwd
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Jared D replied 5 months ago.

Not to sound too rudimentary, but is the emergency brake set?

Also, where are you in the process? The caliper bracket is removed and the rotor is seized to the hub?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Emergency not set. Removed caliper bracket. Removed plug and backed off adjuster.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I heated up rotor with propane
Expert:  Jared D replied 5 months ago.

You removed the small retainer screw on the rotor right?

I think it's a torx head (t20 or t25), but it might be a philips.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
i have.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
See pic
Expert:  Jared D replied 5 months ago.

The best way to get it to let go of the hub is to smack it right here with a small sledge:

Expert:  Jared D replied 5 months ago.

Alternate hitting it in each spot. It seem counter productive to hit it towards the hub, but the metal rebounds and actually loosens it from the hub better than if you were hitting from the back.

Expert:  Jared D replied 5 months ago.

If you are replacing the rotors then you can hit it from the back in the space where the caliper bolts on then rotate it 180 and hit it again and so forth. On those back east or up north cars the hub gets really rusty and sometimes you have to really pound them off. We don't see a ton of that down here in the southwest, but I've still seen enough of them to know that you might be in for a fight.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Finally got off now how do i get wheel bearing out
Expert:  Jared D replied 5 months ago.

Remove the three hub bolts on the back of the hub and the entire hub/wheel bearing assembly comes out as one part. It also needs to be replaced as one part.

Expert:  Jared D replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

I just wanted to check and see if you need any additional info.

Please don't forget to rate.

Expert:  Jared D replied 5 months ago.

Please don't forget to rate.