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1996 Geo Metro Base 2dr HB

1996 Geo Metro
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Front Wheel Drive, 3dr Hatchback Cpe, Sub-Compact
44 mpg city / 49 mpg hwy
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March 24, 2013, 8:17 pm

Michael B

Question: How do i remove 2 philps screws on the front disk rotor?

I want to replace the rotor on the front brakes,there are 2 screws that need to be removed before the rotor will come off.I have a large philps to unscrew the screw but I dont want to strip the head of the screw I tried to loosen them but no luck ... I sprayed blaster on them and waited but they still will not budge I thick I may have stripped one of the screw heads.have you any ideas?

March 30, 2013, 12:03 pm

Ron W
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Use an impact screw driver. You can buy one for about $10 at most auto stores. It basically is a screw driver that you hit the end with a hammer. the vibration shocks the screw loose.

If you can get them free, just drill out the screw head. In most cases, they do not need to be replaced as they are there just to hold the rotor on for assembly on the production lines.

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