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how hard is it to take rotors off an 89 civic

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by WNT2LOSE, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. WNT2LOSE

    WNT2LOSE Junior Member

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    i have an 89 civic and do i need an impact gun to take the rotors off to get them cut or what do i need to do?
     
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    1. Remove caliper
    2. Remove rotor retaining screws (use manual impact screwdriver)
    3. Remove rotor

    Easy.
     
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    what is a manual impact screwdriver? i always got buy by using a big screwdriver and a hammer (pound the screwdriver into the screw to try and break it free a little) but it is still a bitch
     
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    http://www.sears.com/sr/product/details/pr...l&bidsite=CRAFT

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    It's a manual impact tool... you hit the mandrel with a hammer while applying turning force with your hand, and a wedge inside the mandrel forces the driver to turn like 20 degrees per hit. You get about 200ft/lbs of torque per hit. It's MUCH better than just hammering a screwdriver in... I guess you're one of the ones that hammers it in so far that the screw strips, and I have to end up drilling the bitches out to remove the rotors.
     
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    no i dont strip them, never have, but it is a possibility, i will check that out, looks like a good investment, thanks.
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    Damn, i never knew about that tool, fuck and all this time I always get nuts with those two little ass phillips screws. Good input and pic Calesta.


    Milan
     
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    thanks man i went out and bought on that takes care of the 1/8" to 1/4" to 1/2" driver adapter with a screwdriver bit in the thing on an air gun breaking your knucle days?
    :rolleyes:
     
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    JD- no problem.

    hcivic- huh? :emofo: :lol:
     
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    ya never mind that post it is fucking dislexic (sp?)
    i need to go get some good eats now
     
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