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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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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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
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What grade of bolts should I use for motorcycle brake hardware?

I'm setting up a motorcycle front end from used parts, and some of the mounting bolts were not included. The same bolt is used both for mounting the calipers to the forks, and mounting the brake discs ...
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Should I Replace My Rotors

I know this is a highly contentious question and I am bound to get a number of answers about turning rotors at every pad replacement but this is going to be a simple replace or keep question as I don'...
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VX Commodore Uneven Brake Wear

Had a strange scraping sound coming from the front right wheel while driving. Pulled the brake caliper half off to check the pads and the inside pad is worn down to smooth metal but the outside pad ...
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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 ...
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Do I have a problem with my wheel bearings?

I was trying to measure run out on my brake discs to see if I need to replace or shim them and I kept getting wild all over the place readings as I turned the axle. All four lug nuts where snuggly in ...
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If I am replacing a brake caliper should I also put in a new rotor, even if the existing one is in spec?

One of my front brake calipers is sticky and needs to be replaced. What else should be done while the caliper is out?
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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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Brake pad doesn't fully contact disc

My brake pads don't appear to fully contact the disc. They extend past the disc. Is this normal? Did I get the wrong size brake pads? I don't recall ever having this problem before. I am also ...
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Front Brake Pads problem

I replaced a front rotor and caliper on my 1994 Oldsmobile but not the pads, I have rust spots on it and even after I drive it the spots of rust are still there. Does this mean that the pads are not ...
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Possible warped brakes?

Im getting a vibration at anything over 70mph when applying the brakes heavily. I've taken a look at the brakes and there's no obvious discolouration which would suggest warping. The discs are of the ...
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Failed inspection due to rust on rotors?

I'm having my car inspected (VT); its a 2014 BMW 328xi. The dealer is inspecting it and said there is a "heavy amount of rust on the inside of the rear brake rotors," and that they would have to turn ...
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Rust on rotors after non-use, mechanic said they need to be replaced

I had my car brakes replaced about 2 years ago, since then I've driven about 4000 miles (I work downtown and tend to use public transit) after which I disconnected the battery and stopped using my car ...
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2004 ford f150 smoke coming out of my two back tires

I was driving into town the other day , I noticed vibration on the truck . At first i thought it was just the road . Later I felt like some body comes behind me and gives me a little push on the truck ...
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What would cause wear on one side of brake pads n rotor that were replaced not 6mo. ago

I have a 2006 Nissan Sentra and replaced both front rotors n brake pads not less than 6mo. Ago. My passenger side was making grinding noise so I took a look at my brakes cause it sounded like metal on ...
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Rear Rotor 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan

I am trying to change the rear pads and rotors on my 2006 GCV and the rear passenger rotor is not coming off. I have removed the caliper but I have not tried releasing any tension that may be caused ...
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Front brake caliper mounting bracket out of alignment with rotor

When the brake caliper mounting bracket bolts are tightened to the hub (on the passenger side only!), the new rotor binds against the bottom of the bracket on the outside (away from the center of the ...
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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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BRAKE ROTOR RUST

Own a 2011 SS Camaro. The rust on the centers (hubs) of the rotors has created a significant appearance problem since the factory sport wheels have thin spokes. Really looks bad. There's got to be ...
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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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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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After new brake rotor installation, white smoke come out of brake system

I installed new rotors and serviced my front brakes. I sprayed both sides of the new rotors with brake cleaner. I lubricated the caliper pins with this brake lubricant. I added the lubricant to the ...
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Wheel stuck to Rotor

My 2000 Durango 2 wheel drive front tire is seized to the rotor, I tried the heating method and hitting but still seized, how can I get it off without damaging the wheel?
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado brakes dragging, 4 new rotors, 4 sets of pads, new e-brake shoes, new front calipers

I recently replaced myself or had replaced all pads, all rotors, front calipers, rear guide pins and brackets, rear brake shoes, and rear e-brake hardware, as well as the e-brake cable on my 2000 ...
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Trying to figure out if my rotors are bad? [closed]

2002 Volkswagen Passat I'm trying to figure out if my rotors needs to be changed out
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03 Honda Civic Serious Brake Caliper Question

The car began to lose speed and I immediately got to the side of the road.The car was losing power. I noticed smoke from the wheel while still in the car once I stopped. in reverse and drive the car ...
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Wheel rubbing/tight at one point per wheel revolution

On my 2005 BMW 320D, I recently (200 miles/1 month ago) noticed a rubbing noise coming from the front passenger side wheel. It is only really noticeable on smooth tarmac at slow speeds, but I did ...
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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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When getting rotors turned should the thickness be exactly the same throughout?

I have to drop off my rotors to an auto parts store that does rotor turning in house and I wondered when I pickup my rotors and check it's thicker than the minimum thickness from the manufacture ...
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What are the visual signs that brake rotors must be replaced?

Let's say you take off the wheel (when replacing the pads, for example) and look at the brake rotor. What are the signs that it's time to replace the disc? Let's stick to clear visual signs that don'...
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Replace driver side first, then passenger side brakes?

Need advice. I am replacing brake rotors and pads for all four wheels. My home 2-car garage only gives me enough room to work on the side facing the other car, the middle of the garage. Is it safe ...
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Do I need to replace just my one rusted rear rotor, or do I need to replace both rear rotors?

I have one rear rotor that is partially rusted on the braking surface and the rust won't go away. I tried scraping down the surface to even it out, and then the entire surface looked rusted. I had ...
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Standard vs Carbon Ceramic Brake Discs - What do you pay for?

I was watching a car review on YouTube recently. I know that carbon ceramic brakes are often a huge optional extra on cars and they're normally physically huge as well (from what I can tell). What is ...