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How do I get the rear rotors off an 2003 Kia Optima?

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How do I get the rear rotors off an 2003 Kia Optima?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Jerry replied 8 years ago.

Hello and welcome to Just, Super mechanic here. About your vehicle.


Here are the steps for the rear rotors.








  1. The procedure is the same with front disc brake pad.





  • Remove the caliper mounting bolts, and the caliper assembly.
  • Remove the carrier bolt, and the carrier with brake pad.

    Tap the rotor off with a hammer.


    To install, reverse the removal procedure

    Customer: replied 8 years ago.
    I have tried that I took the philips head srew out but there is only one is that normal?
    Expert:  Jerry replied 8 years ago.

    Yes, you might want to try a little WD-40 around the center of the rotor and then you will want to hit around the hub with a hammer to jarr it loose.

    When it starts to move then you want to just tap from the inside around the rotor to get it off.

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