Removing Brake Rotor Screws That Won’t Come Out – EricTheCarGuy

Removing Brake Rotor Screws That Won’t Come Out – EricTheCarGuy I think the title covers this one. Honda’s are famous for this so I made this little video to help you should you be in this situation. Wear your safety glasses when you do this or whenever you hit things, getting crap in your eye sucks, trust me. Impact drivers can be found at your local tool supplier. If you don’t have a hammer I don’t know what to tell you. This doesn’t seem to require a long explanation so I’m going to stop typing now. — Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum Visit my Facebook Page: —Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools
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24 Responses to Removing Brake Rotor Screws That Won’t Come Out – EricTheCarGuy

  • rc1clio says:

    well said … same here -__-

  • PVT Roman says:

    After an hour of hammering on my civic I said screw it and drilled them out.

  • miskywhisky says:

    Thanks, the 2 hammer trick worked for me, impact was stripping the head.

  • Wolgniks Ramos says:

    in reply toSCT ones they r out you dont need them any more u got 4 or 5 lug nuts to hold it in

  • Jung Lee says:

    what about the one screw that got away….

  • Sega Amusements says:

    I don’t usually bother with any of that, if it’s that stuck I just drill out the head because 9 times out of 10 like your video has proved the head will snap off anyway

  • SCTCblueWidow69 says:

    I have a 2008 Chevy Silverado and I tried to remove the front rotor but the actual screw head is completely jacked up if I was to remove the screw by drilling it do i necessarily need to put the screw back on there or does the wheel itself hold the rotor in place??

  • maique1978 says:

    i usually use a flat bit for the air hammer. it wont damage the head as much, and be more likely to reuse.

  • Peter Quach says:

    Thanks Eric. Great video. I will try your method on Mazda Tribute.


  • Rebn Sakesdgd says:

    and you call yourself THE CAR GUY?? advice: first of all, use a hammer that is heavier than the impact driver, when you use a hammer that is lighter or about the same weight of the impact driver, the hammer will just bounce back without the effect of compressing the twist cam inside the impact driver. on a good note, good idea to break the rust loose. you need alot to learn.

  • ecotec43v3r says:

    you could just drill it out? makes a lot more sense and is safer then hitting two hammers together…….

  • superchargedM90 says:

    Just heat up with a plumbing torch and use your screwdriver 

  • minilogoguy18 says:

    Something that works really great, there is a screwdriver bit for air hammers that has a rod out the side that you can pull on while you give it a quick hit, gets these screws out without a fight.

  • overzealousarborist says:

    yeah if they’re bad enough they can make contact with the brake pads in the caliper if they’re really warped.

  • Robert Ruis says:

    Hey Eric!

    Nice Work!

    If I mutilate the heads of the brake rotor screws, do the new rotors come with replacements, or did you order them separately?


  • wgoldenny says:

    need a little more ass

  • Backstretch1 says:

    Thanks! This helped me change the rotors on my Accord. After shearing off the tip of a cheapo Harbor Freight impact driver bit, trying another (hopefully less Chinese) impact driver from Home Depot with no success, I found this video and decided to give the ball peen hammer a try. It worked like a charm! Beat the hell out of it with the hammer and one whack with the impact driver broke the screw loose!

  • ray worden says:

    Anyone notice the excellent 480p quality… seriously lol 

  • Pedro Silva says:

    this comment reflects real life situations

  • dozer6420 says:

    and if all else fails, grab a bigger hammer.

  • Glenn Liang says:

    never use hammer hit other hammer

  • royku31 says:

    Thanks for the videos bro.

  • petroliarockabilly says:

    you should never hit 2 hammers together hardened steel can explode, ive seen it happen.

  • wildcatrider says:

    yes, if the rotors are bad enough to vibrate under braking, they can cause vibrations at speed. I just solved this problem this afternoon on my wife’s Acura! :)

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