How do I get the rear rotors off

Asked by Jul 17, 2015 at 03:03 PM about the 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

They are stuck, can't get them loose.  Please help !!!

2 Answers

19,970

Get your self a 3 - Ib or 4 - Ib steel sledgehammer with a 10 inch or 15 inch long handle whatever you feel comfortable with and give the rotor a few good whacks in between the studs that will get it off. Be careful if you do not do this all the time you may hit one of the studs with the hammer and mess the trends up on the stud so put lug nuts back on enough so if you make a mistake the hammer will hit the lug nut and loose enough so that the rotor can pop off when hit with the sledgehammer. Sometimes they can be pretty stubborn to come off but a few good whacks should do it.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
19,970

Would not hurt to spray some WD40 on and around the center of the hub where rotor sets.

Your Answer

Ford Explorer Sport Trac Experts

  • #1
    Wayne Foy
    Reputation
    1,030
  • #2
    Tracy Hooks
    Reputation
    420
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,546 Great Deals out of 193,098 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Explorer
876 Great Deals out of 67,140 listings starting at $1,295
Used Nissan Frontier
365 Great Deals out of 22,657 listings starting at $2,700
Used Toyota Tacoma
574 Great Deals out of 43,801 listings starting at $2,200
Used Ford Ranger
165 Great Deals out of 5,430 listings starting at $800
Used Chevrolet Colorado
286 Great Deals out of 33,686 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,269 Great Deals out of 168,160 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Ram 1500
381 Great Deals out of 10,772 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Dakota
104 Great Deals out of 3,693 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Ridgeline
76 Great Deals out of 5,236 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Escape
1,018 Great Deals out of 92,916 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Avalanche
193 Great Deals out of 5,039 listings starting at $2,695
Used Toyota Tundra
476 Great Deals out of 33,022 listings starting at $2,900
Used GMC Canyon
145 Great Deals out of 14,328 listings starting at $3,000

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L For Sale
65 listings starting at $3,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.