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post #1 of 2 Old Mar 19th, 2014, 5:50 pm Thread Starter
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Stripped Rotor Bolt

I wanted to get rid of the rattle and clang of the infamous loose rear rotor by replacing it with the EBC rotor and pads. The wheel came off nicely and I was ready to tackle the rotor removal. I used a heat gun on one of the rotor bolts and I thought I got it up to a high enough temperature to release the loctite. I put the hex wrench in and ended up stripping the bolt. UGH! Well, I searched the forum and found that someone had just drilled the bolt heads off (leaving the threaded part in place), and replaced the new rotor over the "studs" that were remaining. It was explained that the rotor bolts are only there to hold the rotor on when the wheel is removed as the wheel studs hold the whole assembly together. Is this a possible solution to my stripped rotor bolt problem? Or, do I need to try to somehow remove the bolts and replace them (I'm worried I will be completely frustrated by this). Thanks for your help.
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post #2 of 2 Old Mar 19th, 2014, 6:57 pm
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Re: Stripped Rotor Bolt

You may want to some day but the wheel lug bolts hold it just fine. If one of the screws is OK it will be enough to hold the rotor on when the wheel is off (as well as the caliper holding it).

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