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Questions tagged [brake-rotor]

Referring to the portion of a wheel brake which slows the rotation of the wheels/tires to slow or stop a vehicle. Friction is applied through pads by way of a caliper to reduce the rotational speed. This item is a round disc and is normally placed between the wheel and hub assemblies and can be ...

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Rock in Disk Brake, Sounds Horrible

Short Back story: I bought a Honda Ridgeline Second generation (2016 - current), 11,000 miles from the dealer, with a state inspection performed on the purchase date. The next day and a maybe 35 ...
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How to choose best disc brake rotor for the price? (2006 Honda Accord)

I have a vibration on freeway braking that looks to be coming from a slightly warped front disc brake rotor. Shopping for replacements, I see that "Brakebest" brand has three different rotors that ...
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Acceptable rotor runout

I've been replacing the brakes myself on my cars since I had my first car in high school ('89). Since the, I had a few cars that had terrible brake wobble after some amount of miles, some cars seemed ...
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Brakes smoking overheating and car shaking

So I changed my front brake pads and had problems pushing in the passenger side piston. I eventually got it and everything on it started shaking. The passenger side was super hot, so I figured I had a ...
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Can I replace two part disks with one part on a Mitsubishi EVO X 2008 FQ300 sst?

I currently have two part discs, I am looking to replace them with one part (standard discs) would they fit as a direct replacement?
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Question regarding caliper assembly

I have a 2012 Ford Fusion SEL and have decided to try to replace brakes and rotors myself. I have successfully got the caliper and piston removed. Successfully reset the piston. Put the new rotors on ...
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I replaced the pads but not rotors, are my pads warped and no good?

So long story-ish. I had been dealing with a wobble when it came to high speed braking, due to me not knowing much about cars I replaced the back brakes and rotors thinking that was the problem, since ...
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Unable to take out Venza 2014 rear rotor

I have replaced Venza front rotors successfuly, but rear rotor seems to be stuck. Few videos shows using flat-head screw driver thru hole in rotor at bottom and try to loose shoe-brake, but I can't ...
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Brakes smoking and rpm off chrylser 300

So my buddy bottomed out his car kinda back and it was revving high but not speeding up so he took it to his mechanic and had him check the transmission but he said it was all good so he took it home ...
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Grinding noise in rear after replacing front rotors/pads

I have a 2003 Corolla which was shaking pretty badly upon braking. I replaced the front rotors and brake pads—and everything went well. After a couple of days of driving, I began to hear a harsh ...
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Can rotors be different thickness on both sides of the car?

I looked on the internet and couldn't find a direct answer. I have a car and i was told i new new rotors because the rear-driver side couldn't be turn down enough to remove the pits/lands to make it ...
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Ticking sound from rear wheel/brake after longer unuse

I have a Toyota Yaris 1.3 from 2000. I was not using the car for 10 days and today when I wanted to drive it I noticed a ticking sound from the rear end. The sound is there always, even for very low ...
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shuddering when applying brakes

We purchased a 2002 Toyota Pre-Runner last November for our son from a local dealership. By March we experienced shuddering and had to replace both front and back brakes and get new front rotors, even ...
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Do I need to replace my rotors?

I just bought my used 2015 nissan altima 3 months ago with 33k miles. My lack of knowledge with cars may be catching up to me as I'm now realizing just exactly how rusted my rotors are, basically ...
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Help with brake rotors

Can I get different types of brake rotors from the front to the rear. i.e. buying drilled and slotted rotors for the front, and only drilled for the back since I have a front wheel drive car the ...
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Clio 2 1.2 1998 strange sound from brakes

When I'm applying a brake there is coming strange sound from left front wheel. My guess was that it's coming from brakes, so I disassemble the wheel. Below is a picture of breaking pads and rotor from ...
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What's the difference between the front brake rotors compared to the rear?

My husband has a 2000 Chevy Silverado 4WD 5.3 he has been trying to find rear brake rotors I'm just curious but what's the difference between the front brake rotors compared to the rear? I'm trying to ...
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Brake rotor grinding when moving after installing new pads /rotors

After changing the brake pads and rotors of my 2006 Buick Lucerne I hear a scraping /grinding noise that corresponds with the rotation of the wheel so the faster I go the faster the noise goes. The ...
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New pads braking cause medium steering wheel vibration, shims were not replaced, rotors look good

I know many that questions are here for this brake pad/rotor , but I have a different case. I felt a medium steering wheel vibration when braking at high speeds (above 100 kph), no pedal shaking and ...
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What is the best way to brake to maintain the rotors?

What bad braking habits will result in warped rotors? What braking habit will prevent that from happening? Lastly if rotors can go bad from bad braking is there a way to brake to correct them?
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AUDIO | Brake squeaks when pressing pedal

The brakes in my Maxima have been squeaking for a little while whenever I press the pedal. It only happens when going forward, and not in reverse. The car could be parked and when I go into drive and ...
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How are disc brakes better than drum brakes?

I am planning to buy a two wheeler and wanted to know which of the two brakes is better, in order to take an informed decision. Thanks!
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Mini- Cooper 2002 squealing noise, burning smell, hot rear wheel

I have a Mini Cooper; I’ve noticed recently a squealing noise coming from the rear wheel on the drivers side. The squealing noise happens when the brakes are not applied. I touched the rotor and it ...
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Two completely different opinions- what to do? frozen front left caliper or nothing?

Horrible experience yesterday has left me completely confused. I stupidly accelerated very fast and hit the brakes very hard in a short amount of time. About a half hour later, driving around, the ...
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Do I have to scrape the brake pads?

I own a Dodge Nitro and I have replaced all the brake pads. Now I have just bought four(4) new rotors (slotted). Do I have scrape the brake pads after I replace the rotors because the rotors are ...
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For cleaning rotors and pads and general brake parts, will any of these work as a cleaning agent: engine degreaser, carb cleaner, acetone?

I need to clean off some grease from the cloating on my new rotors as well as some grease on my pads. Aside from using brakeleen, which of the three: engine degreaser, carb cleaner, acetone would ...
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Rotor replacement - both rear of eagle talon 97 all wheel drive

Good day, Had a quick questions, my mechanic sent me a picture of one of my rear rotors. He said both would need to be replaced. I do not hear any of the typical sounds that would indicate ...
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2005 Dodge Stratus car vibrates pressing on the brake

My car vibrates while holding the brake. While at a stop sign or a drive thru. Sometimes it's pretty loud and then sometimes it seems to stop. Putting it in neutral and park stops. It's only while ...
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Resurface individual rotor or pairs

I just had a pad whose wear indicator broke off and so damaged the inside face of the rotor along the outer edge. I'm definitely going to get this rotor resurfaced, but should I resurface the drivers ...
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Camry vibrates when braking

Disclaimer 1 Before I begin explaining my issue, I want you to know that I am definitely planning on taking my car to the mechanic. I just want to know what I am getting myself into so I don't get ...
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Normal Brakes? Master Cylinder replacement gone bad?

The brakes after I bled them and changed the master cylinder feel like they start to grab when the pedal is 1/3-1/2 the way depressed, is this normal? I did bench bleed the master cylinder before I ...
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New Front Brake Calipers and Pads out of Allignment with New Rotors after Bearing Repack and Hub-Rebuild

i Just bought this 1993 Toyota 4x4 and am restoring it. i put on the new calipers and pads; and the inner pad is rubbing on the rotor; with a gap on the outer pad as you can see in the pictue. there ...
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Should I always replace brake pads when replacing rotors?

I have an issue with vibrations when driving over 80 k\h, and someone who inspected the vehicle said the rotors are warped. Of course I realize it could be something else and I'm going to verify it ...
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2008 Jeep Wrangler - Painful noise when coming to a stop

I have a problem that has stumped several mechanics and friends of mine who are mechanically inclined. Below is a video(sorry for poor quality) demonstrating the issue in question https://www.youtube....
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Are Drilled/slotted rotors better for the mountains?

I have an 2007 rav4, living in Colorado where in 20 miles I drop 1,000 feet In elevation every day to go to work. My front rotors are slightly warped, only noticeable during medium braking pressure. ...
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Pitted rotors but a lot of wear left on the pads - leave them or change them?

Our car has only about 22k miles on it, but it's always been kept outside (in NY) and went for several months this winter with no use. This summer, we developed a low grinding sound when braking. A ...
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What could cause these noises coming from the front of my vehicle?

My 2011 Audi A4 has been sitting for about 2 months in a garage. Today I drove it and as I went faster than 15 MPH I noticed a bad grinding noise and vibrations; even when I'm not braking. If I move ...
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2001 f150 excessive spindle, bearing(inner and outer) and rotor wear

Since Jan 2017 I have paid the repair bills for replacement spindles, rotor's and bearing twice on each side. And the parts are not cheap. Is there something I'm doing wrong when replacing these parts....
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In general, are there signficant differences between OEM and non-OEM brake parts?

The cost of OEM parts for some cars are just completely crazy, compared to the cost of non OEM, third party parts for the same cars. That said, the quality of the cars must be at least somewhat ...
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Grinding feeling on newish motorcycle brakes and rotors

I got my Kawasaki W800's brake pads and rotor replaced (single, front disc), with Kawasaki parts from a a Kawasaki dealer. Everything felt fine for the first 1,000 km but now (1200 km) it feels very '...
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2006 Honda Element rear rotors — new replacement

I just replaced the rear rotors on my mother's 2WD Honda element. The back rotors grind like crazy! Not on the pad side (outer rotor faces) but on the interior where the rotor meets the hub & e-...
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What breakpad height for 256mm disc

I am going to replace the front break discs and brake pads of my opel vectra b 1997 1.6 16V sedan . The discs are ZIMMERMANN 430.1461.20 256mm. But I cant decide between ate brake pads 13.0460-7052.2 ...
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Paint inside of brake rotors?

I was chatting with someone about how my SUV seems to warp rotors all the time. He said, that, for years he would buy high heat paint, and paint inside the rotors. I'm concerned thinking that part is ...
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2002 Chevy Tahoe rear brake issue

We replaced all brake pads, rotors and calipers back in January 2017. Yesterday, there was loss of braking - I couldn't slow down or stop so I used the engine to slow down and pull over - heat, noise ...
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New pads and rotors, left side squeaks when turning right

I replaced my front rotors and pads on my 1993 Saturn SL(2?) and made sure I used the supplied silicone grease on the contact points, back of the pads and slider bolts. I made sure the wear indicators ...
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Anti-seize type and location to use for brakes [duplicate]

I am going to be doing my first full break job - rotors and pads as well as rear parking brake. I've been studying up on it. The information pertaining to what anti-seize to use and where to use it ...
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My brake pads on one wheel only last a month or 2 each time I change them?

I have a 2007 Pontiac G6, 4 cylinder. About a 4 months ago in January I almost got hit by a Dodge Durango that ran a light and almost crushed me literally headed straight for the driver door. So i ...
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Rear brake howls when leaving a stop light

I get a noise comming from the rear of my truck when leaving a stop light. It only occurs for a few seconds until I reach 10-15 MPH. If I tap the brakes it stops but comes back as long as I'm going ...
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What causes some herk and jerk while braking?

I'm having some sligt herk and jerk intermittently while braking in my 2010 Hyundai Sonata. Any ideas on possible causes? Thanks!
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Can I use a rear rotor from another GM vehicle on my 2006 Cadillac dts

My rotor is almost completely worn down on the passenger side rear I have a rotor from a Chevrolet that is nearly new can I use it