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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...