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[sm=confused06.gif] I've been trying to get my front rotor off my 2001 Ram 3500 4x4 to no avail. I need to replace the right front ABS speed sensor so removal is a must. I'm getting a little confused after reading all the BB and manual information. Is the unit a single piece molded to the hub or does the rotor seperate from the hub? I've taken out "ALL" the bolts to include the hub bolts. I've used plenty of WD-40 and I still can't get the rotor to budge at all. Am I missing something? Thanks.
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you could try penitrating oil around the outside of the hub where it meets the rotor, let it soak in for a bit. another thing to try is heat, heat up the area near where it meets the hub... just dont go over-board on it...
A trick I learned from the best brake specialist in the area is to use an air hammer with a blunt bit, run it around the wheel studs and all the area in between. have successfully removed a couple stuck rotors that way. Don't forget to put some anti-sieze in between the spindle and rotor when you re-install and it should not happen again, a little on the studs never hurts either. Good luck they can be a pain in the a$$.
1997 1500 X-CAB, 4X4, 5.9
Airbags out back, 2500 springs and 2" leveling kit
Flowmaster 50 series
Or you can try this. It actually works pretty well.
1) leave the axleshaft nut tight so the bearing won't come apart.
2) remove the 4 hub-to-knuckle bolts from behind.
3) purchase a bolt with the same threading as the hub bolts, but an inch or 2 longer
4) thread that bolt into one of the hub holes several threads.
5) use a heavy metal spacer, such as an impact socket to fill the gap between the bolt head and the end-yoke of the axle tube.
6) start the truck and use the power steering to break loose the hub. Only turn the wheel VERY SLIGHTLY or you will bend/break the bolt.
7) repeat on the other side of the hub.
They can be hard to get off...especially if they have a lot of miles on them...or if they've been driven in road salt. Remember to put some anti-seize on the surfaces when you put it back together.