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Actually, just to clarify: No. You do not need to remove 'star' nut in order to remove front rotor. After removing caliper ( and brake pads ) from rotor, you just need to carefully hit rotor with mallet (prefer rubber than steel ) several times to loosen and remove. The original rotor may look like a 'one-piece' unit because of rusted connection but can be separated/removed from hub.
07 Vibe - 104k - I just tried to remove my front rotors. No luck at all. Rust around the center has got them really locked it!
They didn't need turned down anyway so I just replaced the pads. Next brake job I'll need heat to get them off, I guess. Once off I'll replace with new anyway.
I bought a complete rear brake shoe kit with springs from Rock Auto.. I removed the drums and seen at 104k, they don't need replaced, yet.. Looks like I'll get at least another 25k out of them so I stored the new kit away..