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Old 07-11-2014
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How to Remove Rotors 4x4

Hello, I'm having some issues with removing my front rotors on my 2011 4x4 ranger and ive now spent 4 hours messing around with both my front rotors. most people say they just smash off but ive been hitting them pretty hard and a lot and they don't budge an inch. I also removed the inner spindle nut to see what was inside and it looked like nothing important. can anyone help me with this issue I can upload a pic of what the rotor assembly looks like
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Yes, the rotor is not part of the hub(Dana 35 axle) so it is just held in place by the wheel and lug nuts.....and caliper.

It(they) should come off once the wheel and caliper are removed.

They can get rusted to hub, but as said a few taps with rubber mallet should free them.
If using a metal hammer use a wood block.

You can spray some lube in next to the studs, might help a bit.
And tap down on the rotor as you rotate it, that often helps

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Old 08-05-2014
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You probably already figured this one out, but you just need a bigger hammer and yes rotate the rotor.
It's actually the inside corner that is seized on.
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