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removing wk2 rear rotors, what am i missing?

I've gotten the powerful scratching noise coming from the rear wheels that says I've messed up a rotor. I looked at the right rear wheel and one of the brake pads had no pad left on it at all and was grinding the rotor. So, that's all well and good, picked up new rotors and bads, but can't get the old rotors off.

Am I missing anything?

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Re: removing wk2 rear rotors, what am i missing?

There is an "O" ring that they install at the factory to keep it in place. You need to remove that. Then spray some penetrating oil, wait a few minutes, put the nut bolts on and hit it with a hammer. Some brute force might be needed. There is a trick you can try, search youtube how to remove rotors with 2 bolts.
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Re: removing wk2 rear rotors, what am i missing?

unfortunately the "screw jack" method doesn't quite work for me. the backing plate on the wk2 is much larger and the caliper bracket mount holes don't leave a clear path to the back of the rotor.

it was a good thought though.
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Re: removing wk2 rear rotors, what am i missing?

This may be obvious, but the ebrake uses shoes on the inside of the brake rotor (similar to a drum setup). If you have the brake engaged, that rotor isn't going anywhere.


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