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    Angry Rear Brake Disc (can't remove???)

    Hi,

    Just trying to remove my rear brake disc, as i am replacing the wheel hub.

    But i can't seem to get it off. I have taken off the pads,caliper, taken the 2 torx screws from the back, so all i have left is the disc. I have removed the retaining screw from the hub. But the disc won't pull off. Is there something else i need to undo. Or should it just pull of???

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    hit it with a really big hammer, its probably corroded on

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    removed the torx/allen screw from the FRONT of the disc?

    edit: reread- seems you have, in that case REALLY BIG HAMMER time.. just rotate the disc as your doing it
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    Quote Originally Posted by triple595 View Post
    hit it with a really big hammer, its probably corroded on
    And twist/crack the disc in the process

    Get some wd40 and spray it through the bolt holes where the hub sits against the disc. Then when turning the disc tap a hammer around the centre of the disc bell.

    The hub should be covered in copper grease before putting the disc on as the disc can rust onto the hub.

    Very last resort will be to break the disc off (as i've had to do in the past)

    Another option is to remove the hub with the disc attached and then you can spray wd from the back and let it soak

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    When I did my front hub about a month ago, the disc was corroded on. I held a piece of wood against the back and hit the wood with medium force and rotated the disc round so that I was doing it evenly at different points. I also put a couple of wheel bolts back in to stop it flying off suddenly. It fairly readily came loose. In my case, since I was replacing both bearing and disc though, it wouldn't have mattered if it had broken.

    As others have said, use plenty of copper grease on the hub/disc mount to stop the same happening again.

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    have you slackened the hand brake shoes off ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bembo449 View Post
    have you slackened the hand brake shoes off ?
    The Vec C/Signum uses the caliper for the handbrake

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    The Vec C/Signum uses the caliper for the handbrake
    just thinking about that , its the vec B that has inboard shoes , he will need to remove the carrier though , well at least one bolt and slacken the other ! then a good tap should bring them off

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    Wear goggles when hammering the disk - bits of it can come flying off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bembo449 View Post
    just thinking about that , its the vec B that has inboard shoes , he will need to remove the carrier though , well at least one bolt and slacken the other ! then a good tap should bring them off
    He's already done that.

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