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Bent mounting Hole, Any Hope?

Old 08-23-2018, 04:40 PM
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Default Bent mounting Hole, Any Hope?

I just got done replacing the rotors on my 2012 cx9. What a horrible job, should have been easy, but both front rotors were rusted seized to the hub. Drivers side took me 3 hours to get the rotors off. I ended up using something i saw on YouTube. Using a bolt, couple of nuts and washer. Our into caliper bracket mounting hole in spindle and use it to push rotors off. I tried it on the other side and ended up bending the piece on the spindle that the caliper bracket mounts too, bottom one. I ended up having to get a 5 ton gear puller to get the rotor off, and even that didn't work right away.

My question is, is there any possible way to get that bent back. After I got it back together there is rubbing going on. Not sure if it will wear in some and be useable or not.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Old 08-23-2018, 06:16 PM
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Doubt it...Best get to the wreckers, as you dont want to stuff around with brakes.
Old 08-23-2018, 09:41 PM
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I bought a cylinder of the map gas, yellow can. Used heat on both sides for a few minutes, started gently tapping with 2lb hammer. I did this 3 or 4 times, I did use a little more force the second time on. Not full on swings, but decent. I was able to get the piece almost back into perfect position, maybe 1 or 2 mm off. After putting it all back together, it was enough, rubbing and scrapping is gone.
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