Has anyone done their own brakes on e36? I have a 98 323is and I'm trying to remove the rotors but I can't find a socket big enough for the nut that holds it on. Anyone have a clue what size this thing is?
Thanks, I removed the little hex bolt earlier, but the rotor still would not budge, that's why I was thinking the wheel bearing nut had to come out. Is there a trick to loosening the rotor after the little retaining screw is out? or do I just muscle it off?
Hammer!!! but do not hit the nut or cap, just tap/ bang around the centre, before you put the new one on clean the surface, you dont need to do the hex nut up tight it only holds the rotor in place until you get the wheel back on.
All the best.
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I've done this job 6 times, this is the hardest part, every car I've done it on the rotors were frozen on the hub, it's a bitch, but hammering and man handling it is the only way pretty much. Just keep going, if you are replacing the rotors then you don't have to worry about damaging them, just keep at it, they'll eventually give.
If all else fails try heating it up.. That is always teh answer. Honestly heat it with a torch.. Be sureto stay away from anything that will melt but for sure, if you can't get it off by just beating it, add a little heat to the equation= ) good lcuk
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