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I can't get the rear break rotors off

\015 The rotor is loose, it appears to be stuck on the emergency brake which is internal. I can't find anywhere to release the tension.\015\012Anyone got an idea\015
Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

Answers :

Looking at the rotor you'll notice a hole in the hub part of the rotor. Up there where the lug bolts are. It's probably about the size of a nickle.

Turn the rotor until this hole is facing down. Straight down. Look in the hole with a flashlight. You'll see a Star Wheel.
Looks like a bicycle sprocket, and you are looking at the Star Wheel's teeth at an end view. Take a sturdy small flat tip screwdriver, and insert it in-between two teeth. You need to move the Star Wheel, either going in an upwards position, or downwards. There is also a type of flat metal bar, that keeps the Star Wheel from moving. The Star Wheel is part of the Brake Adjuster.

I can't tell you which way, as for one side of the car the Star Wheel teeth should move down, and on the other side they should move up, to bring the parking brake shoes to the inside.

There is also a flat bar of metal that keeps the Star Wheel from moving. You'll see it in the above link. It needs to be raised up a little to be able to move the star wheel.
My Corvette's use this type of parking brake system.
I would like you to look at this,
Go to Page 2. On Page 2, go to the second photo down on the right side, and click on it. It will enlarge. This shows the internal parking brake setup clearly. Also clearly shows the Star Wheel on the Brake Adjuster. (This adjuster has Right-Hand threads, therefore it would be turned going up, to shorten the adjuster, which brings the parking brake shoes IN)

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