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 found on most modern motor vehicles.

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How can I check if the new brake pad will fit my caliper before buying?

I am trying to get a set of EBC redstuff brake pads for my 2019 mazda 3 hatch. How can I tell if it would be compatible? And would I need new "sport" oriented rotors with those cooling vents to go ...
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country brakes are jamming. I have replaced calipers, rotors and pads

I have a 2000 Chrysler Town & Country van. I have replaced both front calipers, rotors, and pads. It is binding though. What are the causes of binding? Is there something that may have happened ...
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Is grinding the “ear” of a disc brake pad ok to make it fit?

I searched this but no luck finding an answer. I recently did a disk brake rotor and pad replacement on a friends car. One of the pads would not fit in the allocated space in the caliper frame. The ...
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Do I have to replace brake discs as well as pads?

I'm on my second Mercedes (CLK then C class). I gather that due to the design, where the pads grip slightly inside the edge of the disc, the discs will always become lipped. Whenever the pads have ...
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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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What can cause warped rotors?

I have a forward rotor on my '04 Chrysler Sebring causing a lot of pulsation when braking. I replaced the rotor- but within about a month the problem had re-appeared. The guys at Monroe noticed my ...
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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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What causes brakes to pulsate right after rotor and pad replacement?

I have a 2002 Infiniti Q45. I replaced the front rotors and pads on Sunday. It was the first time I've done this on a car, though I have done it countless times on various motorcycles. I was careful ...
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Sound from new brakes

I recently changed my both front brake pads and rotors, but after two days it started to make sound at very slow speed less than 5 km/h like a complete stop. It only sounds when reaching complete stop....
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Wheel shake 2009 Honda Civic

At the end of my rope here, had classic wheel shake at highway speeds and replaced rotors last April. By around September same symptoms back again went back to the shop and he replaced them under ...
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Best way to remove rust from brake calipers without removing wheel

I have rang a few garages but none offer to remove rust from brake calipers, a lot of people say it is going to rust around there a bit anyway but I wanted to make them look shiny new for when I give ...
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The purpose of redundant holes in some hubs and brake rotors

I have changed front brake rotors and noticed two extra holes in the hub and in the brake rotor. The holes are matching with each other. The purpose of them are unclear for me. The car: Astra H 2012 ...
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CV joint broken after brake repair, related?

On my front wheel drive vehicle I had all my rear brakes and rotors replaced. The following day my cv joint snapped, less than 10 miles driven. Could this in anyway be related to the repair? Or just ...
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Slight chirping noise from front wheel base after new brake pads

I had the dealership put on new front brake pads on my 2013 Corolla and do a brake line flush for maintenance. I noticed when the car is accelerating there will be a slight chirping noise coming ...
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Can I change the brake pads without changing brake disc for the front tyres?

I drive Honda Jazz 2010 model. My brake discs for the rear tyres have experienced some corrosion and I intend to change the brake discs together with brake pads for the rear tyres. My brake discs ...
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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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Scuffing Sound From Front Left Brakes After Repair Work

I recently got my car (2009 Toyota Matrix S) inspected by a reputable mechanic, and they diagnosed me with sticky calipers all around, with the back ones nearly locked. On their advice, I replaced ...
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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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Front Wheel Squeal When Driving After New Brakes

We have a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. We just installed new front brakes. 2yr rotors and lifetime performance ceramic pads. We have used these pads in the past on the car and never experience this issue. We ...
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Can performance brakes (Brembo's) be used on road trips in the rain?

This is a follow up question to my never ending situation regarding the stock brakes on the 2018 Subaru BRZ SportTech RS (they're Brembo's from the factory): How long should disc brakes take to slow ...
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Brake pedal goes to floor “sometimes” only

Driving a 2007 Volvo S40, automatic transmission. As title states, my braking pedal sometimes goes to floor during driving, mainly when I'm in a traffic jam and using the brakes actively. It also ...
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2010 Mazda 3 Rotors and Brake Pads

I have a Mazda 3 2010 at 100,000 miles. Unfortunately I don't have the exact history for replacement but recently had a vehicle report done at a mechanic where they started I should replace front ...
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Replaced brake pads - one pad was full, the other was gone. Brakes now very hot after driving

The content is pretty much contained in the title. When I went to replace the brake pads, one pad was completely gone and the other was almost like new. Now that I have replaced the pads, the wheel ...
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Remove rust from brake rotors

I have noticed some rust formation on the rear rotor. I am able to scrape the rust off with a hard toothbrush. I noticed other rotors, but they appear to be fine. What is the best way to get rid of ...
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Do corrosion resistant rotors perform less?

Slightly costlier ( $35 vs $54 in a popular chain for 2005 Camry front) rotors do not rust. But does it come at a cost of performance? The surface might be more smooth and hence have less friction ...
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3.5 dodge charger 2010 sxt

I seem to have to replace my rotors every 3 months I put new calipers on I put new rotors new brake pads new line the front arm lower rocker arm somebody told me that it could be my struts is my car ...
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Is this new brake disc (rotor) acceptable?

Just received some Brembo discs. Was just about to clean one and install when I noticed one had what looks like a scratch on it. I am sending back to retailer. They will accept return but claim it's ...
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2010 Ford Focus SE sedan

I had a friend replace my brakes & rotors (who had replaced my brakes before). This time after he was done I have 3 warning lights on. ABS, TRACTION & PARKING BRAKE. Brakes also whistle when ...
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New Brakes and Rotors… but still grinding sound

So I have a 91 Toyota pickup, 4wd and 4 cyl-22r engine. I just replaced the rotors and brake pads and bled the system. When I went to drive it after the install, I got about 300 feet away from my ...
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How is pattern of holes decided on rotor of disc brakes?

I am designing a disc brake. I want to know the theory behind pattern of holes in the rotor in disc brakes.
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What type of Brake Lube to use

I am going to do a DIY brake job on my car and am trying to sort out how to lube everything. I found this helpful list of places to lube: What brake components need to be lubricated? but it does not ...
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Why don't brake rotors self level through use?

A few months ago my brakes developed a wobble, and the mechanic explained that there is a high spot in the rotor so when I'm braking the brake pads grab that spot more than the rest and it makes the ...
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How long should disc brakes take to slow the car when wet?

I recently bought a new car and it came it with disc brakes (specifically the Brembo's that come with the new BRZ). If the conditions are rainy or snowy out, I've noticed there's a significant amount ...
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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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Warped disc rotors again?

When I took my 02 Honda Accord in for its last service (not Honda) I had a very bad vibration in the steering wheel when braking which was obviously brake related. The shop told me that the front ...
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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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1 year old car needs brace servicing and rotor replacement?

I work at home and don't drive much (3,000 km on the car). I have a 2017 Mazda CX5 I bought last fall. Most of the time it's in my (attached, insulated) garage. I drive it maybe once or twice a week. ...
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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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Thumping sound and pulsating brake pedal

I'm driving a '12 VW Scirocco. Last Friday I had my winter tires put on at the shop, and I went for a 700 km road trip here in Norway. After some 100 kilometers I noticed my car making a cluncking/...
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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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Squeaking brakes on motorcycle - an issue or not?

The front disc on my motorcycle emits a low pitch squeaking noise when I'm pulling up to a complete stop (almost like the sound train brakes make when pulling up to a station). This only happens when ...
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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 lose grip when car hits bump

I have a 2007 Honda Civic. I had its front brake pads replaced 2 months ago and had the rotors replaced. Now (and perhaps before--I can't recall) whenever I'm braking and hit a bump, the brakes lose ...
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How much disc brake drag is acceptable?

As far as I know brake pads are supposed to maintain slight contact with the rotor at all times. As usually the only thing pushing the piston back after braking is flex of the square cut seal around ...
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How can I remove a seized brake disc?

I'm changing the rear brake discs and pads on my Ford Focus C-MAX. I've done one side which was fairly easy, but on the other side I can't get the disc off. There is nothing holding it on as far as I ...
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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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When do brake rotors really need to be replaced?

I need to replace my rear brake pads. A mechanic suggested I also replace my rotors because they are rusted around the edges. The rotors are in fact quite rusted, however, there is no rust on the ...
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Rotor replacement, one or both?

I work at an independent auto repair shop and we seem to have 2 schools of thought, first thought, Mechanic A, one rotor under spec's, the other rotor on the same axle is machinable, replace only the ...