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Old 01-15-2006, 08:01   #1 (permalink)
John Robertson
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rotor removal

I have a 740 1990 the rotors seem hard to get off .After removing the pin
locating the rotor as well as the calliper retaining bolts ,I had clear
access tot he disc yet it didn't want to move .Do I need a rubber mallet
with a block of wood to move the disc ? They sure seem tight ,I used wd40 to
no avail .The car is free of corrosion so its got me puzzled .I just want to
de glaze the discs with a rub down .I would be most grateful for any input
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:01   #2 (permalink)
Michael Pardee
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Re: rotor removal

"John Robertson" <johnnr@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
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>I have a 740 1990 the rotors seem hard to get off .After removing the pin
>locating the rotor as well as the calliper retaining bolts ,I had clear
>access tot he disc yet it didn't want to move .Do I need a rubber mallet
>with a block of wood to move the disc ? They sure seem tight ,I used wd40
>to no avail .The car is free of corrosion so its got me puzzled .I just
>want to de glaze the discs with a rub down .I would be most grateful for
>any input .
>

There are two variations of the front hub/disc. Older models had a single
piece, which required removing the entire hub. I thought by 1990 only the
two piece style was in use.

I have the two piece type, but I don't recall it is hard to remove the disc.
Just to be sure, look carefully at the inside seam and make sure there
really is a separation between the disc and hub.

Mike


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Old 01-15-2006, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: rotor removal

John Robertson wrote:
> I have a 740 1990 the rotors seem hard to get off .After removing the pin
> locating the rotor as well as the calliper retaining bolts ,I had clear
> access tot he disc yet it didn't want to move .Do I need a rubber mallet
> with a block of wood to move the disc ? They sure seem tight ,I used wd40 to
> no avail .The car is free of corrosion so its got me puzzled .I just want to
> de glaze the discs with a rub down .I would be most grateful for any input
> .
>
>



I've had some real trouble getting them off on a couple occasions. Once
I had to resort to a 10lb sledge but it finally came free.
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Old 01-15-2006, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: rotor removal

James Sweet wrote:
> John Robertson wrote:
>
>> I have a 740 1990 the rotors seem hard to get off .After removing the
>> pin locating the rotor as well as the calliper retaining bolts ,I had
>> clear access tot he disc yet it didn't want to move .Do I need a
>> rubber mallet with a block of wood to move the disc ? They sure seem
>> tight ,I used wd40 to no avail .The car is free of corrosion so its
>> got me puzzled .I just want to de glaze the discs with a rub down .I
>> would be most grateful for any input .
>>

>
>
> I've had some real trouble getting them off on a couple occasions. Once
> I had to resort to a 10lb sledge but it finally came free.


If they are very stubborn, remove the hub from the car. Knocking the
hubcarrier out a well supported disk is /much/ easier

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Marten
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Old 01-15-2006, 18:01   #5 (permalink)
John Robertson
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Re: rotor removal arhhhhhhhh

arhhhhhhhhh my favourite tool a sledge hammer but I only want to de glaze
them not fragment them :)

"James Sweet" <jamessweet@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> John Robertson wrote:
>> I have a 740 1990 the rotors seem hard to get off .After removing the pin
>> locating the rotor as well as the calliper retaining bolts ,I had clear
>> access tot he disc yet it didn't want to move .Do I need a rubber mallet
>> with a block of wood to move the disc ? They sure seem tight ,I used wd40
>> to no avail .The car is free of corrosion so its got me puzzled .I just
>> want to de glaze the discs with a rub down .I would be most grateful for
>> any input .

>
>
> I've had some real trouble getting them off on a couple occasions. Once I
> had to resort to a 10lb sledge but it finally came free.



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Old 01-15-2006, 18:01   #6 (permalink)
John Robertson
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Re: rotor Thanks fellas

THANK YOU fellas it seems its just a matter of enough clout .They are two
piece ,its just I prefer to check with the experts first YOU GUYS your great
and make owning a Volvo a pleasure .


"M-gineering" <ikmotgeenspam@m-gineering.nl> wrote in message
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> James Sweet wrote:
>> John Robertson wrote:
>>
>>> I have a 740 1990 the rotors seem hard to get off .After removing the
>>> pin locating the rotor as well as the calliper retaining bolts ,I had
>>> clear access tot he disc yet it didn't want to move .Do I need a rubber
>>> mallet with a block of wood to move the disc ? They sure seem tight ,I
>>> used wd40 to no avail .The car is free of corrosion so its got me
>>> puzzled .I just want to de glaze the discs with a rub down .I would be
>>> most grateful for any input .
>>>

>>
>>
>> I've had some real trouble getting them off on a couple occasions. Once I
>> had to resort to a 10lb sledge but it finally came free.

>
> If they are very stubborn, remove the hub from the car. Knocking the
> hubcarrier out a well supported disk is /much/ easier
>
> --
> ---
> Marten



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