I think I'm gonna need a bigger hammer.
Set away to change the front discs & pads on the car this morning, hoping to get done before the rain came. No hope, discs are well & truly stuck fast & I’ve been tapping them gently with a 2lb hammer for ages & now It’s bloody raining!
So I’ve soaked the flange (fnarr fnarr) & I’ll try again later (with a 7lb mash hammer)
I’ve got no access to any heat for it either!
Now I remember why I’m not an actual mechanic anymore as well.Posted 7 months ago
Apart from being an ex prison officer (YEEHAA!) I’m also an ex motor mechanic. 😆
However, It’s ‘quite a while’ since I did much spannering.
I wasn’t tapping it, I was knocking 7 shades out of it. (can’t get a proper good swing though)Posted 7 months ago
There are no retaining bolts, just 2 grippy washers that hold on to the studs.
I’ll leave it to soak in diesel overnight & try again otherwise It’ll be along to the local garage to apply some direct heat (or put it on the ramp & use a mel)
I’ve changed loads of discs in my time but this one’s a bar steward!bigyinnMember
freeagent – Member
They are usually stuck due to being rusted together.Posted 7 months ago
I’d just keep tapping with a smallish hammer, but rotate regularly.
You will break the rust bond eventually.
Give the hub a good clean and coat with copper grease before you fit the new disc.
Not recommended as the grease heats up, runs out and then you have loose wheel nuts.vongassitMember
If your really unlucky sometimes the disc gets a substantial builup of rust (like lots) of rust directly behind the hub, but on the disc. If the clearance between the hub & the inside of the disc is quite small it’s a right royal P.I.T.A.
Sometimes it’s a grinder or nufink. Have a feel on the inside of the disc (not the disc face)obvs.
It’s like pushing a 10mm nut through an 8mm spanner.Posted 7 months agoFrankensteinMember
The holes for the calliper, are they facing the disc?
If so, get a couple of nuts and bolts with a thread smaller than the threads of Caliper bolts so you don’t destroy the threads of calliper on the hub.
Feed the bolts and nuts and using a ratchet, gently push the disc off.
Have a look here
Did this with my old mans 15 year old discs…the holes were out of the way so I threaded a piece of metal plate mimicking the calliper and it worked.
Don’t walk too hard if you’re only using a jack and no axel stands.Posted 7 months ago
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