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Old 02-12-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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need a little help please..

So, i changed the filter and fluid for the tranny on this guys e36.. then he asks me to do his front brakes, and then his rear wheel bearing.. kinda wish i didn't agree to it.. ugh.. anyways.. after pounding and pounding this rear rotor off... finally it comes off.. but with the covering part and spline seized to the rotor... has anyone ever had this happen before? unsure what to do..

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Old 02-12-2010, 03:33 PM   #2
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You can try heating the rotor and then carefully hammering on the inside so it will fall out.

It is probably 'rust welded' together.
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:48 PM   #3
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Thanks.. does anyone know how to pull the ebrake cable out of the back of the hub? is it supposed to just slide out?
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:03 PM   #4
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That's some rusty stuff. Ebrake just pull out though good luck with that much rust. Heat is going to be your friend in this. Might be easier to just buy a new hub. The bearing is going to be PITA to remove. might be easier to just pull off the whole trailing arm and bring it to press to get done.
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:09 PM   #5
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Yea, once I got that rotor off and noticed it was stuck to it, i figured i would take off the whole trailing arm and bring it somewhere to have the bearing pressed out.. but now, i am having a hell of a time getting the ebrake cable off.. guess I'll try heating it... thanks for the help..
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:18 PM   #6
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I had to drill my e-brake cables out. Once the metal was thin enough I was able to scrape it out. It is a real pain.

I hate then relatively straight foreword job turns into this
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:59 PM   #7
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after applying heat i was able to get the ebrake cable out... passenger side rotor came off easily.. last time i offer to do a wheel bearing on one of these...
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:34 PM   #8
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wheel bearings are a bitch
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:31 PM   #9
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last time i offer to do a wheel bearing on one of these...
Fatal mistake... This is the only job I paid to get done...
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