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Old 04-07-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
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2001 Explorer Sport... trick to getting the rotors off?

I want to change the pads and rotors on a 2001 Explorer Sport, and I
had the calibers off. But to take off the arm the caliber is on, is a
real bear to break loose the bolts. Any suggustions? Liquid wrench,
turning the bolts in a counter clockwise direction, or just use a
cutting tourch?

all comments are welcome...

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Old 04-10-2005, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 Explorer Sport... trick to getting the rotors off?

I'm going to take some guesses as to what your describing............

The caliper is held on by two bolts screwed into the slider pins? Right? You
managed to get one off but the second is stuck, right?

These bolts come with a locking medium already on them, and it works. It is
usual to break these bolts when changing calipers, so I advise having a set
of new slider pins and bolts from your dealer standing by. I have tried to
removed the broken stud from a pin...... and it isn't worth it.

Do you think I am describing what your talking about?

David (Raleigh)
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>I want to change the pads and rotors on a 2001 Explorer Sport, and I
> had the calibers off. But to take off the arm the caliber is on, is a
> real bear to break loose the bolts. Any suggustions? Liquid wrench,
> turning the bolts in a counter clockwise direction, or just use a
> cutting tourch?
>
> all comments are welcome...
>
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Old 04-11-2005, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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"False Email Address" wrote:
> I'm going to take some guesses as to what your
> describing............
>
> The caliper is held on by two bolts screwed into the slider
> pins? Right? You
> managed to get one off but the second is stuck, right?
>
> These bolts come with a locking medium already on them, and it
> works. It is
> usual to break these bolts when changing calipers, so I advise
> having a set
> of new slider pins and bolts from your dealer standing by. I
> have tried to
> removed the broken stud from a pin...... and it isn't worth
> it.
>
> Do you think I am describing what your talking about?
>
> David (Raleigh)
> --
>
>
> "Pookie" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
> news:1_521314_2344b080f59727700bfeaad3abc9ed64@autoforumz.com...
> >I want to change the pads and rotors on a 2001 Explorer

> Sport, and I
> > had the calibers off. But to take off the arm the caliber is

> on, is a
> > real bear to break loose the bolts. Any suggustions? Liquid

> wrench,
> > turning the bolts in a counter clockwise direction, or just

> use a
> > cutting tourch?
> >
> > all comments are welcome...
> >
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The calibers come off easy, the front arm that it is attached to is
the problem (2 bolts). I have sprayed it with a bolt loosener several
times and they are still frozen. I been thought this with a 2002
Trailblazer after my son wore the pads down past the rivets. For now I
know I am licked and I am not going the mess with this any longer. I
got tired of cursing at the thing. That did not help any either.
Thanks for the insight, but now an auto shop can break the bolts.
Then it is thier problem. Youíre right, "it isnít worth it".
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Old 04-11-2005, 09:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 Explorer Sport... trick to getting the rotors off?

Pookie wrote:
> "False Email Address" wrote:
> > I'm going to take some guesses as to what your
> > describing............
> >
> > The caliper is held on by two bolts screwed into the slider
> > pins? Right? You
> > managed to get one off but the second is stuck, right?
> >
> > These bolts come with a locking medium already on them, and it
> > works. It is
> > usual to break these bolts when changing calipers, so I advise
> > having a set
> > of new slider pins and bolts from your dealer standing by. I
> > have tried to
> > removed the broken stud from a pin...... and it isn't worth
> > it.
> >
> > Do you think I am describing what your talking about?
> >
> > David (Raleigh)
> > --
> >
> >
> > "Pookie" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
> > news:1_521314_2344b080f59727700bfeaad3abc9ed64@autoforumz.com...
> > >I want to change the pads and rotors on a 2001 Explorer

> > Sport, and I
> > > had the calibers off. But to take off the arm the caliber is

> > on, is a
> > > real bear to break loose the bolts. Any suggustions? Liquid

> > wrench,
> > > turning the bolts in a counter clockwise direction, or just

> > use a
> > > cutting tourch?
> > >
> > > all comments are welcome...
> > >
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>
> The calibers come off easy, the front arm that it is attached to is
> the problem (2 bolts). I have sprayed it with a bolt loosener several
> times and they are still frozen. I been thought this with a 2002
> Trailblazer after my son wore the pads down past the rivets. For now I
> know I am licked and I am not going the mess with this any longer. I
> got tired of cursing at the thing. That did not help any either.
> Thanks for the insight, but now an auto shop can break the bolts.
> Then it is thier problem. Youíre right, "it isnít worth it".


Try heat next! Use a propane, or better yet map gas, torch in a
circular motion around the hub part of the rotor (between the studs).
You'll be surprised how easy they come off with a little heat...

Good luck,

Steven
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Old 04-11-2005, 18:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 Explorer Sport... trick to getting the rotors off?

The bolts for the caliper mounting bracket will come off the normal counter
clockwise direction with a breaker bar. I've changed the rotors on my '98
Sport by sliding a pipe over my breaker bar. I believe they are in the
neighborhood of 85-90 ft-lbs, but once you get over the initial resistance
you should have no problem removing them. I didn't even use Liquid wrench
or WD-40. Just use a pipe over a breaker bar or whatever socket set you
have for the added torque.

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>I want to change the pads and rotors on a 2001 Explorer Sport, and I
> had the calibers off. But to take off the arm the caliber is on, is a
> real bear to break loose the bolts. Any suggustions? Liquid wrench,
> turning the bolts in a counter clockwise direction, or just use a
> cutting tourch?
>
> all comments are welcome...
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