Re: Rear rotor removal ???
On 5 Sep 2005 13:40:25 -0700, "cedarisland"
>Ashton, This is for e-brake. There is a cable hooked to lever that is
>spring loaded. No piston here unless I can't see it. The book says
>there is a star wheel inside.
Yeah, I was thinking of a different problem. As one of the other
posters said, it's often just the web of the drum stuck to the hub and
you need to put some rust penetrating stuff on and whack the face of
the web near the hub with a hammer. Some of them are really hard to
get off. Turning the star wheel to get more clearance between the shoe
and drum might help if that's what's holding it. If everything is in
adjustment it shouldn't be necessary but you never know.
>Ashton Crusher wrote:
>> On 5 Sep 2005 13:18:58 -0700, "cedarisland"
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >New to group. Have 2003 Explorer. Replaced pads and rotors on front
>> >no problem. Now on rear, have rotor loose but they keep springing
>> >back. Seems like e-brake shoes are holding it . Took off cable but
>> >can't seem to back off on shoes. Went out and got Chiltons book but no
>> >help on trick. Would like to get done b4 vacation next Friday. All
>> >else fails will have to pay $$$$ to get done. THANKS
>> If it's like many rear disks you need to rotate the piston back into
>> the bore. Don't use pliers on the outside of the piston to do it. You
>> can buy a cheap tool that fits inside the piston to turn it with.