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how to remove frt rotors on a 1989 mazda 323? ? ? Answered

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frollard

9 years ago

Generally theres a huge nut that holds everything together in the center.  Gently coerce any bolts you find out (beat the hell out of them if they won't cooperate -- jk)- and after that its an interference fit that a rubber mallet should overcome.

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Re-designfrollard

Answer 9 years ago

You may have to pull the caliper brackets first.  Mazda and Ford trade parts/ideas/etc. and every Ford I've had, the brackets had to come off first before the rotors.

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frollardRe-design

Answer 9 years ago

I was gonna mention that - but figured it was self explanitory if the calipers were on then you were hooped...

Totally agreed, remove calipers!

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Re-designfrollard

Answer 9 years ago

Well, I was speaking about the caliper BRACKETS having to come off also.

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steveastrouk

9 years ago

Well, if the rotors are being changed because they are worn beyond repair AND the calipers are off AND there's nothing obviously still holding them on.....

Cut t'buggers off with an angle grinder.


Yes, really, its the only way, but it takes GREAT care ! You are aiming to slit/split the rotor to release it. I was horrified to find my garage doing that to the ones on my car, but since I learned the trick, it works great.