2013 Corolla have replaced front pads, rotors, pistons, bled fluid, still rotors overheating causing 'judder' when braking?

  • When you say 'judder' do you mean a pulsing in your stearing wheel when you apply the brakes? – DucatiKiller Mar 31 '16 at 0:10
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    How did you go about bedding the brakes? – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Mar 31 '16 at 0:29
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    Did you check the runout when you installed the rotors? Do they judder under hard braking, or just when you initially touch the brakes and then goes away when you press harder? – PeteCon Mar 31 '16 at 1:20
  • Were the rotors torqued properly? – I have no idea what I'm doing Mar 31 '16 at 7:57

Why would you replace the caliper pistons on a 2013MY vehicle? In any case, from my experience brake judder usually comes from different brand rotors and pads which may or may not subside as time goes on and the two wear together. Other than that its cheap rotors with too much of a wave cast/ground into the face. I also just noticed you say your rotors are overheating, are you racing your Corolla? If not I cant see why your rotors would overheat, unless you drive and brake very aggressively everyday.

  • Just a thought: Overheating could also come from incorrect pads or rotors (too wide for the caliper), seized piston, or misaligned caliper, but those are pretty rare when replacing with stock parts. – 3Dave Mar 31 '16 at 14:51
  • This is true, although I have yet to experience this sort of overheating. Poor parts quality and or labor quality could definitely be a cause to the things you listed. – Johann Myburgh Apr 1 '16 at 15:44
  • I have never used the same brand for pads and rotors and have never had this problem. Where did that idea come from? – Lathejockey81 Apr 3 '16 at 13:32

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