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Old 21 Jul 2004, 12:08 pm
Steve
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Default How to remove "press fit" Rotors???

I believe the 96 Accord EX coupe I'm looking at has brake rotors that are
press fit.
I've done many brakes where the rotors just slide right off after removing
the calipers.

Does this mean I would have to take the Accord into the shop to replace the
rotors??

Is there any way for an at home do it yourselfer to remove and reinstal
these rotors?

Would Autozone or someone rent a tool for this??

(not even sure what you would use?)

TIA

Steve


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Old 21 Jul 2004, 01:23 pm
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on my 98 civic, there are 2 retaining screws on each rotor,
that holds them on. If you use an impact screwdriver, they
come off no problem. if you don't have one, you can drill
them out.

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Old 21 Jul 2004, 03:33 pm
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> on my 98 civic, there are 2 retaining screws on each rotor,
> that holds them on. If you use an impact screwdriver, they
> come off no problem. if you don't have one, you can drill
> them out.
>


It sounds like these rotors are a press fit and that I would need some kind
of press to pull them off and press them back on?

I've never run into this on rotors.

These are on a car I'm looking at buying and I assumed I could do the brake
work myself.
I had this problem with a ball joint on one of my daughters cars. I've
replaced the kind that bolt on then I ran into this Plymouth Sundance and
you needed a press to force the ball joints out then in. I had to have them
done at a shop.
Not a big expense for a ball joint but the cost difference between doing the
brakes myself or by a shop is considerable.

Any Info on these barakes appriciated.

Steve




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Old 21 Jul 2004, 03:45 pm
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Default Re: How to remove "press fit" Rotors???

local shop here in NC usally charges $40.00 - $ 50.00 to press the rotors
on...


i know for a fact 1990-1993 are pressed on and pretty sure the 1994-1997 are
pressed on but not 100% certain about the 94-97

thanks


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Old 21 Jul 2004, 04:31 pm
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Steve wrote:

>>on my 98 civic, there are 2 retaining screws on each rotor,
>>that holds them on. If you use an impact screwdriver, they
>>come off no problem. if you don't have one, you can drill
>>them out.
>>

>
>
> It sounds like these rotors are a press fit and that I would need some kind
> of press to pull them off and press them back on?


Yes, you need an extractor. In Canada, you can borrow one from Canadian
Tire (it's free, but you have to put a deposit on it that is reimbursed
later).

> I've never run into this on rotors.


I believe 92-96 (last and first two years from those generations) or
94-97 Accords have them, including my old 94 Accord EXR.

> These are on a car I'm looking at buying and I assumed I could do the brake
> work myself.


It can be done, but it's very difficult to remove the rotors. After you
remove the calipers, you have to remove the drive shaft nut and then
extract the rotors with an extracter. Once you have removed the rotor
you have to use an impact driver to loosen the four screws that hold the
wheel bolt plate onto the rotor.

Each one of these steps requires a lot of force, and if you don't have
the proper tools, it's impossible to do. I broke a pretty strong ratchet
wrench trying to loosen up the drive shaft nut, and at that point I gave up.

Cosmin
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Old 21 Jul 2004, 04:37 pm
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Steve wrote:
>
> > on my 98 civic, there are 2 retaining screws on each rotor,
> > that holds them on. If you use an impact screwdriver, they
> > come off no problem. if you don't have one, you can drill
> > them out.
> >

>
> It sounds like these rotors are a press fit and that I would need some
> kind of press to pull them off and press them back on?
>
> I've never run into this on rotors.
>
> These are on a car I'm looking at buying and I assumed I could do the
> brake work myself.
> I had this problem with a ball joint on one of my daughters cars. I've
> replaced the kind that bolt on then I ran into this Plymouth Sundance and
> you needed a press to force the ball joints out then in. I had to have
> them done at a shop.
> Not a big expense for a ball joint but the cost difference between doing
> the brakes myself or by a shop is considerable.
>
> Any Info on these brakes appriciated.
>


This link may be helpful...

http://www.federal-mogul.com/fmeconn...loads/3501.pdf

Eric
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Old 21 Jul 2004, 08:47 pm
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Default Re: How to remove "press fit" Rotors???

I have a 96 Accord Ex and have replaced the rotors in the parking lot of
where I lived on my boat. Actually I have replaced them twice. The first
time I decided on cross drilled rotors. They started cracking within a few
months. I drove for another year or two and went back to stock. The link
that Eric provides is pretty much what you have to do ..There is no pressing
involved. I would get some antiseize for reassembly and some wd-40 to aid
in bolt removal. You do have to seperate the ball joint, tie-rod and large
drive shaft nut. Not difficult but if you are not up to it have a shop do
it.

captainkrunch



"Steve" <yeah@right.com> wrote in message
news:vPCdnSX5_a1aPGPdRVn-uQ@giganews.com...
> I believe the 96 Accord EX coupe I'm looking at has brake rotors that are
> press fit.
> I've done many brakes where the rotors just slide right off after removing
> the calipers.
>
> Does this mean I would have to take the Accord into the shop to replace

the
> rotors??
>
> Is there any way for an at home do it yourselfer to remove and reinstal
> these rotors?
>
> Would Autozone or someone rent a tool for this??
>
> (not even sure what you would use?)
>
> TIA
>
> Steve
>
>



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Old 21 Jul 2004, 08:48 pm
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excellent link...I wish I had this when I first tried to remove my rotors a
few years ago.


CaptainKrunch


"Eric" <say.no@spam.now> wrote in message news:40FEE1FD.4BDF8FFD@spam.now...
> Steve wrote:
> >
> > > on my 98 civic, there are 2 retaining screws on each rotor,
> > > that holds them on. If you use an impact screwdriver, they
> > > come off no problem. if you don't have one, you can drill
> > > them out.
> > >

> >
> > It sounds like these rotors are a press fit and that I would need some
> > kind of press to pull them off and press them back on?
> >
> > I've never run into this on rotors.
> >
> > These are on a car I'm looking at buying and I assumed I could do the
> > brake work myself.
> > I had this problem with a ball joint on one of my daughters cars. I've
> > replaced the kind that bolt on then I ran into this Plymouth Sundance

and
> > you needed a press to force the ball joints out then in. I had to have
> > them done at a shop.
> > Not a big expense for a ball joint but the cost difference between doing
> > the brakes myself or by a shop is considerable.
> >
> > Any Info on these brakes appriciated.
> >

>
> This link may be helpful...
>
>

http://www.federal-mogul.com/fmeconn...loads/3501.pdf
>
> Eric



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