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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 found on most modern motor vehicles.

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My 2011 Hyundai Genesis squeaks a lot

I have a 2011 Hyundai Genesis 4.6, I recently changed all 4 brakes and rotors, And it’s been about 2 weeks now and the front brakes are still squeaking really loud. At first it won’t squeak. But after ...
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If my brakes are making a metal on metal noise, it is pretty much guaranteed I should replace my rotors along with my brake pads?

I've driven a moderate amount for 2 days after I noticed the horrible sound coming from my brakes. Do you think there is any chance I can still have them resurfaced? I realize the obvious answer is 'I'...
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Hot Brakes, Wheel sticks

Hello I have a 2012 F150 that the brakes constantly get hot on the left front side. The rotors and brake were recently replaced, but this issue seems to be ongoing even with the older brake and rotor ...
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What can cause perfect holes in brake rotors?

Talking about non perforated brake rotors, on a VW gol, today it appeared to have 2 perfect small holes, which don't seem to align with anything. It seems to be corrosion, but the interesting fact is ...
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Feels like ABS kicks in when braking

For the past week, my car (a Hyundai Tucson 2016 and 80 000 miles) started doing like ABS kicks in when braking, but rarely. It feels like when you're braking on ice (pedal starts vibrating) for 1 ...
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Do these rotors pass inspection?

Hello all, Bit urgent as I'm trying my best to help my mother. She needed a safety performed so she can go from a lease to buying her car directly from Honda. Honda is also the one that performed the ...
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Brake gurgle at slow stop

A gurgling groaning noise from the front left hand side during the final few yards pulling up to a red light. This only happens when the brakes are hot for example after driving down a hill. The car ...
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Squeaking Brake Noises

My dad gave me his 2014 2014 Honda Cr-v with over 80K miles. I'm not good with cars and I'm hearing squeaking noises when hitting the brakes. Does that mean that my brake pads and rotors need ...
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Is this method harmful for locking disc rotors?

As you know, in some services, it is necessary to apply brakes to prevent rotation of wheels or crankshaft. It is common to have an assistant apply brakes firmly for you but I was thinking about other ...
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Loud Click sound from left brake

My Left brake makes a loud click sound at low speed when I apply brakes. I have taken it to three different garages and got changed front both sides (L&R) calipers, brakes, shimmers,brake disks ...
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What’s this orange stuff on brake disc?

Have an mot coming up and notice this orange stuff on all 4 brake disc. What is it and will it fail an Mot? What’s required to repairs it? Thanks
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Can an unused rear disc brake rust so badly it becomes stuck?

Usually when I start driving with my hybrid car (2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid), I release the parking mechanism, select reverse, and the car begins moving very gently. Sometimes I have had an issue, ...
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Dealership says European cars need rotors replaced with every pad change because they use softer metals in rotors

This is for a 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace with 49,000 km (34500 miles). Living in a pretty mild climate (ie no snow and no extreme heat), but near the coast. The pad wear light came on and I scheduled ...
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Rust on Vehicle Sitting for a couple of months

My vehicle is sitting outside for a couple of months, more precisely, since around April 4th 2021 when I drove back from a safety inspection. Back then, the shop that inspected it required me the ...
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Rotor Diameter for 2012 Chrysler 200

I need to repair my car in order to get a safety check certificate. The rotor that the workshop would be getting for it is 2x RAYBESTOS 780541R for the rear wheels. According to the rockauto website, ...
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Brakes slowly locking up while driving

Hello everyone I have a 2001 Honda Civic dx that I just bought as a commuting vehicle to replace my wrangler. The only problem with it is that the brakes slowly lock as you drive it. I was told it was ...
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Is there a eco-friendly method to dispose of brake rotors and brake pads?

I am replacing said parts: I could put these in the dump, however, it seems that there would be a better place / method for the steel to be recycled.
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Does Rotor Scoring caused by old brakepads warrant rotor replacement?

95 Integra LS brakepads have scored the rotor: Does the scoring warrant replacement? If I must go through the trouble of taking the part out for resurfacing, I am inclined to install a new $25 rotor....
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Litmus test for replacing 95 Integra rotors?

The rear wheels are making a scraping sound, which, I believe is an indicator to replace the pads. How does one determine if it is time to replace the rotors?
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Did I mess up my brake job?

2017 Nissan Altima SR 2.5L I replaced brake pads less than a month ago because I was hearing a grinding noise in the rear. I was shocked to see that the pads had approx half life left in them. Went ...
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Accidently put antiseize on FRONT of rotors

So I have never worked on cars before but thought I might start out by trying to replace rear rotors and brake pads. I was following along a YouTube video and everything went okay EXCEPT I realized ...
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Failed Inspection - rust on rotors from not being driven much

Just attempted to have my car inspected in Vermont and the mechanic immediately said it would fail because of the rotors. He asked if the car has been sitting for a long time, and said that something &...
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Squeaking After Rotor/Pad Replacement?

Anyone know what could be causing the squeaking in this clip? I recently had my rotors and brake pads replaced. It appears to only be coming from the right rear wheel. It doesn’t go away even after ...
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Is the rear wheel supposed to spin like this?

I’m new to this community and I’m a noob in terms of knowledge about motorcycles, so please ignore my ignorance. I own a Yamaha MT15, which has run 550 KMs so far, 2 months old. About a week ago I did ...
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Is a rubbing disc brake dust cover the first symptom of a bad wheel bearing?

Wife came home the other day and said there was a noise when she turned left in the 2014 Chrsyler T&C Minivan. I drove it around a parking lot and confirmed a scraping/metallic rubbing sound from ...
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Car unstable after a disc and pads change?

I replaced a rear rotor and pads and also just pads on other side. I didn't replace rotor on other side as first caliper carrier had to be cut off and I didn't have time to do same of other side hence ...
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Can I put smaller brake discs on my car than were on it?

Could I put 256mm discs on where previously they had 270mm discs. Both sets apparently fit my car according to data info sites?
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Do brake disc diameter get thinner?

Real weird problem here. If I search car part sites by REG for brake discs it tells me I need 256mm discs. Also eBay tells me this. Now the dealer tells me I need 260mm discs which some eBay sellers ...
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do modern OEM brake pads contain asbestos? [duplicate]

While changing the oil today in a friend's shop (USA), someone grinded a OEM Ford brake pad that seems a few years old. The brake pad model number is Ford GA 8135 FG, and I was about 20 feet away. He ...
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Squeaking noise when braking once per wheel rotation

I have a Hyundai Tucson 2016, and when I'm breaking, I hear some sort of a squeak sound that comes from the front left side of the car. It seems to occur once every full wheel rotation. So the faster ...
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2018 Nissan Altima Brake problem when brakes are hot

I drive a 2018 Nissan Altima. Lately I’ve heard a low rumbling sound sometimes sounds like grinding when the brakes are hot. I changed the brake pads and rotors and the problem continues. This only ...
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Why do my brake rotors wear out extremely fast?

I have a Subaru Forester 2011. Yesterday I noticed passenger rear wheel is extremely hot and has a burnt smell, and sent the car to my mechanic. Today he told me he did not find anything wrong with ...
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Vehicle Steering wobbles during light braking

I recently bought a used Honda Civic. When i bought the vehicle, the tyres were literally bald, the steering used to wobble a lot when driving at higher speeds and braking. Due to this, I got the ...
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Should a rotor be replaced if its surface is coarse or rough?

When I was in the store to replace tires, the mechanic said I should replace two rotors. The back rotors are smooth when I touch them but both front rotors are very coarse, like lines drawn on to them ...
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Can this scored rotor be reused?

Discovered the following scoring / groove on the inside of a front-passenger rotor on a Ford Escape. The pads still have 70%+ life remaining, but the inside pad has a ridge corresponding with the ...
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Is it possible to tell if a brake rotor can be turned without knowing the brand?

I need my front brake rotors turned or replaced on my 2011 VW Jetta. I've got them off the car, and I was thinking there would be a marking on them to indicate a brand or a minimum thickness, but ...
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What motorcycle has brake rotor with bolts pattern of 4x55mm?

I just bought a rear rim for motorcycle but it doesn't have brake rotor. Pattern of mounting bolts is 4 holes (in square) and spacing between holes is 55/56mm (maybe 55.5mm) - square base. And (square)...
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Why is my pedal vibrating and making a noise when I start to brake?

need some advice here. I have just gotten 2007 Mitsubishi Galant from relative with some braking problems. When I go to brake the PEDAL vibrates and make a loud noise. I have taken it too the shop a ...
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Rotor replacement/machining necessary after car has been sitting for a couple of months!

My 2013 Mazda CX-5 has been sitting out for a couple of months and we had a pretty wet spring here. When I took it in for service, the dealership told me that they want to replace the rear rotors and ...
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Brake Rotors pitted after only ~5000Km

I changed the brake pads and discs/rotors a while ago, at 200K km, on my 2006 Skoda Octavia. Previous ones were pitted as well so I was just happy to be able to brake properly. But at around 205K km ...
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Are the rotor retaining screws required?

So I finally was able to replace my rotors after I drilled out the rusted screws that hold the rotor in to the hub. To avoid this problem in the future I did not install those screws/bolts back in. Is ...
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One or two lugnuts will move slightly when retorquing after replacing rotors

Have a 15 Hyundai Accent, I changed all the brakes and rotors on (as well as struts and shocks). Mfg states 80 ft lbs for wheel torque. Original rims, and wheel hub are on the car. After driving the ...
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Dealership Says I need all New Rotors

I need new brakes, and yes I have one warped rotor on the right front wheel. I understand replacing both front rotors but the dealership says all 4 rotors need replacement even though NONE of them ...
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Rust band on brake rotor

Short question - would you replace this rotor? The 'rust band' on the outer edge of the rotor is part of the 'braking surface' - in other words, if I lay the pad on the rotor, part of the pad braking ...
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Can I fit thinner disc brakes to my car?

I have a 2007 Audi TT 2.0 TFSI that has been sat for a while and the discs are all rusty and need replacing. I ordered some new discs from the internet and entered the registration number of my car to ...
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Opel Corsa 1.4 brakes engages on its own

My car Opel Corsa 1.4 2009 is been driven just 36k km. A strange problem started a few days back. When I drive more than 10 km in city and restart the car with a small wait(<5 mins) the car ...
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How can my brake discs be warped but not the pads?

I bought a 2nd hand car from a dealer & had a service today. I was told that brake discs r warped but pads are fine. I only got the car sept last year & it's a year old. How can discs be ...
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Can finger prints on disc brake rotor cause problems

I was swapping my brakes today, and did not wear gloves. My fingers were blackened and probably had some grease/oil mixed in on them. At one point, I grabbed my disc brake's rotor accidentally. I ...
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Do all brakes screech when worn out?

I have a Nissan Qashqai+2 dci 2010. My mechanic told me that my brakes are going out, especially one of the front ones. He told me that it would be very dangerous to continue driving like this. The ...
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Do worn out tires effect the brake pad, rotor and shocks?

My tires are worn out and the mechanic suggested that if I don't change them then it will cause negative impact on the brake pad, rotor and shocks? Is this true. Car is done 150000 kms and braking ...
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