Brake Pads and Rotors
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How do you remove stuck brake rotors on a 2002 Jeep Liberty?

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2006-04-16 01:09:46
2006-04-16 01:09:46

Unfortunatley the only way I could get them off was with a 10lb sledge hammer, needless to say I had to replace the rotor.

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