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Old 01-16-2013, 03:14 PM
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Thanks for DC's note and all the help from this forum. I will buy necessary tools as I need and borrow the rest as I live in tight apartment. I have been using OEM jack for many years to replace tire, etc. I align jack carefully and add tire choke for some safety. After I buy a house, I will add more serious tools. I love to learn new skills and this will go a long way.
When I tried to replace rotor today, I found the following issues:
1. the 6mm allen screw holding the rotor is stuck. I cannot even loosen it by 18v drill with some WD40.
2. when I manually rotate the front rotor without tire, I found the rotor is not moving freely. Even I feel there is space between brake pad and rotor when naked eyes cannot see, I feel there is more friction on certain point of the rotor. Forgive my lack of auto knowledge here. Does that have anything to do with the wheel alignment?

Thanks again.

Edit: saw video either knock it out or heat it to red hot the drill it out

or drill it out.

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