I have a 2005 CRV the rotor will not come off. I have tried almost everything. I say almost as there must be something else.

I have beaten the rotor like it stole my rent money. I have tried using two bolts, four nuts and two washers. I have tried using an extractor to remove it. The rotor is covered in WD-40 and PB blaster; it's literally dripping.

I don't know what else to do. I have tried everything but heat, and I don't want to risk burning anything important. Please help.

  • Two or four wheel drive, front or rear rotors? Jun 30 '15 at 17:52
  • What exactly do you mean when you say you have tried using two bolts?
    – tqrecords
    Jun 30 '15 at 17:58

Exactly what @Movemorecommentslinktotop said in his comment ... if the rear rotors, there is a second braking surface inside the rotor "hat" which is for the e-brakes. If you haven't backed these shoes off or if you have the e-brake on, you'll never get these off.

The front brakes may be rusted around the hub and are not releasing. They can become "space welded" or rust bonded to this very tight area. Make sure you hit this with WD-40 as well.

When you are hitting the rotor, hit it from side to side (one side then the other). Hitting it on one edge will allow it to become wedged and will not move after it. By hitting it from side to side, you are moving it a little bit at a time, but as soon as the center loosens up, it will come off easily. I've also found that beating it back onto the hub can sometimes make a difference, in that it loosens things up and allows the rust to release.

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