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Here. Trying to remove right, drivers side rear rotor. Spins

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Hi, ***** ***** here. Trying to remove right, drivers side rear rotor. Spins freely but looks like rusted on maybe. don't know if i need to relax e-brake cable. not sure how to anyway.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Jerry replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** you for visiting the site.


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Although they do have a manual release for the parking brake, and it does spin freely, the rotors normally are just rusted on, sometimes oxidized around the center part of the hub.


If you spray some WD-40 all around the center, (and in the stud holes some) and let it sit for a few minutes, (10 min) then tap on the hub, between the lug studs with a hammer it should jar it loose. Tapping around the inner part between the studs until the rotor starts to move to where it can come off.


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Expert:  Andy replied 1 year ago.


My name is ***** ***** I am a Volvo dealership technician. Following the above advice is a great way to remove the rotors and damage the parking brake shoes in the process. I would recommend against it.

If you would like, I can explain how to remove the rotors, without the need for any additional payment like suggested above. I will await your response, as accepting the above offer will automatically credit him for the advice that could cause more damage and I will be unable to help then. Let me know. Thank you.