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Alternative to big hammer when removing Brake Disk?

Alternative to big hammer when removing Brake Disk?

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SLacKer

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2,188 posts

113 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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As the title really. These are always a bh to get off and a real time waster. Is there a good tool I could get that will do the job. The normal pullers don't seem to be big enough.

PhillipM

4,599 posts

95 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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Bigger hammer?

tr7v8

5,257 posts

134 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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Don't bash 7 bells out of the disc. You can Brinell the bearings. Best way is to hacksaw or angle grind down from the edge towards the hub. Insert a cold chisel in the slot & a light tap will part the disc from the hub. Simples.

PoleDriver

23,683 posts

100 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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I had that problem recently. Depends on the car but after removing the caliper I simply put one of the caliper bolts back in the housing and tightened it up against the back of the disc. Once it cracks the seal on one side, back the bolt off, turn the disk through 180 degrees and repeat... Simple! smile

darreni

2,116 posts

176 months

Wednesday 4th July 2012
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Large rubber/wooden mallet usually does the job.
If doing the rears, remember to leave the handbrake off.
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SLacKer

Original Poster:

2,188 posts

113 months

Thursday 5th July 2012
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PoleDriver said:
I had that problem recently. Depends on the car but after removing the caliper I simply put one of the caliper bolts back in the housing and tightened it up against the back of the disc. Once it cracks the seal on one side, back the bolt off, turn the disk through 180 degrees and repeat... Simple! smile
I like the sound of that. Could use the old pad as well to spread the load.


PoleDriver

23,683 posts

100 months

Thursday 5th July 2012
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SLacKer said:
I like the sound of that. Could use the old pad as well to spread the load.
I learned that by accident when changing some disks recently. After 20 minutes of hard hammering (with accompanied dirty looks from the neighbours) I sat and looked at the setup and .
It took a few seconds with very little effort!

Mr2Mike

15,379 posts

161 months

Tuesday 24th July 2012
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The best "tool" is some copper grease on the hub face of the disc before you mount it on the hub. The disc will fall off the next time you need to remove it.

PaulKemp

627 posts

51 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Rear discs on a 53 plate Modeo just would not break the disc to hub corrosion, selection of club hammers did nothing, levers and other nut and bolt meathods did nothing.
I got the blow torch out and heated up the discs, I was replacing them so no biggy and also needed to replace the hub, if not replacing the hub you need to be carefull not to boil the hub bearing grease, 10 mins of heat, light tap, off it came.
Don't catch it with your bare hands though, it's hot and gives you tourettes