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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Rotor/Disc
Common signs of faulty car brake rotors include noisy brakes, vibrations that can be felt through the pedal, and score marks on the rotor.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Rotor/Disc
Common signs of faulty car brake rotors include noisy brakes, vibrations that can be felt through the pedal, and score marks on the rotor.
How Often Should Brakes Be Replaced?
Brake pads and brake rotors wear out over time. How long brakes last depends on the brake material, as well as your driving patterns.
How to Replace a Distributor Rotor and Cap
Distributor caps and rotors keep the distributor clean and separate from the engine. Distributor caps may need to be replaced if the car won't start.
Is it Safe to Drive With Warped Rotors?
The rotors are part of the disc brakes that allow your vehicle to stop once the vehicle is in motion. If the...
Why Do Brake Rotors Warp?
Brake rotors are the large metal discs visible behind the wheels of a car. These spin along with the wheels so...
Why Do Brake Rotors Warp?
Brake rotors are the large metal discs visible behind the wheels of a car. These spin along with the wheels so...
Why Do Brake Rotors Warp?
Brake rotors are the large metal discs visible behind the wheels of a car. These spin along with the wheels so...
Top 10 Brake System Issues Every Car Owner Needs To Know
Every driver should know how to check for problems with car brakes. Warped rotors, leaky brake hoses, and squeaky brakes are among the most common.
Top 10 Brake System Issues Every Car Owner Needs To Know
Every driver should know how to check for problems with car brakes. Warped rotors, leaky brake hoses, and squeaky brakes are among the most common.
Top 10 Brake System Issues Every Car Owner Needs To Know
Every driver should know how to check for problems with car brakes. Warped rotors, leaky brake hoses, and squeaky brakes are among the most common.
Top 10 Brake System Issues Every Car Owner Needs To Know
Every driver should know how to check for problems with car brakes. Warped rotors, leaky brake hoses, and squeaky brakes are among the most common.
Top 10 Brake System Issues Every Car Owner Needs To Know
Every driver should know how to check for problems with car brakes. Warped rotors, leaky brake hoses, and squeaky brakes are among the most common.
Top 10 Brake System Issues Every Car Owner Needs To Know
Every driver should know how to check for problems with car brakes. Warped rotors, leaky brake hoses, and squeaky brakes are among the most common.
How Long Do Brake Rotors Last?
Brake rotors, sometimes called discs, are an important component of the braking system on any vehicle. The brake rotors are the part of...
How Long Do Brake Rotors Last?
Brake rotors, sometimes called discs, are an important component of the braking system on any vehicle. The brake rotors are the part of...
How Long Do Brake Rotors Last?
Brake rotors, sometimes called discs, are an important component of the braking system on any vehicle. The brake rotors are the part of...
How Long Do Brake Rotors Last?
Brake rotors, sometimes called discs, are an important component of the braking system on any vehicle. The brake rotors are the part of...
How Disc Brakes Work
Car disc brake systems are made up of the rotor, brake pads, pistons, and caliper. The pistons push the pads into the rotor to slow or stop your car.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Distributor Rotor and Cap
Common signs include engine misfires, car not starting, the Check Engine Light coming on, and excessive or unusual engine noises.

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Steering wheel vibrates while braking.
The people you talked to were all correct in a way. With an unbalanced tire, you will not feel the vibration at slow speeds. You will only feel it once the vehicle gets faster. It sometimes goes away with increased...
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Should I change my rotors?
If your rotors do not have a good clean smooth surface for the new pads to ride on then the pads will not be able to seat properly. This can lead to vehicle pull to one side or lack of...
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Should I change my rotors?
Without seeing the vehicle, it would be hard to say if it would be safe. However, if the rotors are still of a usable thickness, it is possible to do what is referred to as a "pad slap", which means...
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Shaking while braking
Hello. I’ve had experience with new rotors being warped right out of the box. There is a limited warranty on the rotors from the store. If you can return them and get new front rotors or get them turned, that...
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No brake pressure
Hi there. If the brakes were working fine prior to replacing these parts then you may have air trapped in the system or the calipers may not be functioning correctly. I would first make sure that the calipers are installed...
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GRINDING NOISE WHILE BRAKING
This may be a sign of warped brake rotors. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal, this activates a hydraulic pressure which forces small pistons inside your brake calipers to push the brake pads against the...
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Car shakes at highway speeds
Hi! At your mileage the pads and rotors have of course been replaced or serviced before. It is likely due for another brake appointment. If the brakes are presenting issues it is not something that you should wait on. Waiting...
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Car not stopping when I press brake pedal.
I believe you may have a problem with your master cylinder. I would suggest first having the brake fluid flushed if it is dark. If that doesn't fix it then most likely the master cylinder is bad. I would have...
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Car not stopping when I press brake pedal.
I believe you may have a problem with your master cylinder. I would suggest first having the brake fluid flushed if it is dark. If that doesn't fix it then most likely the master cylinder is bad. I would have...
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Brakes wear out very very fast
There is not much you can do to improve the life of your car's rotors. Other Honda models have had a problem with premature warping of the brake rotors, but Honda told the customers that it is not a warranty...
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Brakes squealing
This circumstance is not unusual and I suspect is often related to the use of non-OEM rotors and brake pads and also the failure to re-apply factory specified shims and/or appropriate anti-squeal compounds and lubricants. Unfortunately, once non-OEM parts and...
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Brakes locking up
The brake pedal being hard to push is telling me that there is a problem with your brake booster. The booster uses engine vacuum to help you apply force to the brake pedal. When the booster is not working this...
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Brakes locked up
When the rotors get this hot, this is usually an indication that the brake pads are dragging on the rotors. This can happen when the brake calipers are misaligned on the rotors. This problem is often compounded when, as a...
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Brake Pad Replacement
Hello. I will be glad to answer your question about your 2012 Acura. Brake pads are replaced when the friction material is worn down to 1-2 mm. There is no published, or perhaps even known, "average" amount of mileage that...
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Brake noise
Try and drive it for a couple weeks after inspecting to make sure everything was installed correctly. The noise may change after the pads are seated into the rotors. When a pad and rotor are new, they will not match...
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What is minimum thickness for rear brake discs on 2004 Cadillac SRX?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The minimum thickness for the brake rotor should be listed on the rotor itself towards the center beyond the braking surface. It will vary depending on what rotors have been installed on the vehicle....
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Rear brake job
Hello, thank you for writing in. These situations are understandably questionable. The service providers at a lot of common oil changing and tire repair centers will quote you for a variety of things that can be updated. This does not...
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Can you resurface the rotor?
You can not install new brake pads on a vehicle without either re-surfacing the brake rotor on a lathe or replacing the rotor with a new one. This is because allowed thickness variation on a rotor (new or used) is...
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New brakes squealing bad new rotors replaced and all lines bled and all shims in place
If you are not using OEM pads, rotors and shims, that can account for the squealing. If you want to attempt to resolve it as is, Permatex Disc Brake Quiet (Part No. 80729) might work. Use that compound sparingly though...
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how do you know if you need to replace rotors
When brake pads are replaced, the brake rotors MUST either be re-surfaced on a brake lathe OR the brake rotors must be discarded and new rotors installed. If the old rotors are NOT worn below the legal minimum thickness, and...

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