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Old 06-28-2009, 02:15 PM
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rusty rotor bolts

im trying to do my brakes today and i cant get the bolts holding the disc to the car off because the rust is so bad, i tryed wd40 and wrench, nothing has worked so far, any ideas would be greatly apprecated. thx guys
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Re: rusty rotor bolts

well this could probably go in the diy section. here are what some people from another site suggested.

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I ususally try a Phillips head bit on a 3/8" ratchet first. I tap the bit into the head of the screw a few times with a hammer to break free some corrosion and to get a good bite on the screw. If that doesn't work, I usually just drill them out and replace them.
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impact screwdriver takes those out real quick.
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Re: rusty rotor bolts

i drilled mine out and never even replaced them. you don't need them anyways. weight reduction
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Re: rusty rotor bolts

yep i drilled mine out to
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Re: rusty rotor bolts

I used an impact driver.
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Re: rusty rotor bolts

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Same here, impact screwdriver and WD40 FTW. I put them back on though, just cause I felt like it, but you don't have too.
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Re: rusty rotor bolts

Ive used some Easy Out bits ($9.99) at sears. Always comes in handy.
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Re: rusty rotor bolts

Impact driver FTW, this is the one I bought to get out my rusted rotor bolts, only took a couple smacks each. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...keyword=impact
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Re: rusty rotor bolts

Yeah there is no need to put the screws back in. But the impact screwdriver is one of my favorite tools for a reason.
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