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If i was you, i would replace the rotors when you replace the pads. It is better if you replace everything knowing that the car has 170k on it. I bet the rotors are not in the best shape with the weather either. I dont know your location, but if you live in a place where they put salt on the roads during the winter, then things will be rusted, so it would be ...


I had 237,000 miles on my 2001 Accord and never had to replace the rotors. Just before I traded my car in for a 2014 Accord, my mechanic (not Honda) said I still had one more brake job left in the rotors. (When I was taking my car into the dealer, they were saying I needed brakes about every 30,000 miles; this on a car that was driven 90% on the freeway. ...


New brake pads should always be installed on smooth rotors. That includes either new rotors or having the old ones resurfaced. The rotors need measured. If there is enough meat on them to resurface, then do it. If they are too thin then get new ones.


I don't know if you ever figured out what the problem was, but I will tell you my story. I have a 2003 Ford Ranger 2wd. I had a pulsating brake problem in my front disk brakes for 10 years until I finally figured out the problem. I bought the truck new and the problem started within the first 5K - 10K miles. In trying to fix the pulsation & wheel wobble, ...

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