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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 Distributor Rotor and Cap
Common signs include engine misfires, car not starting, the Check Engine Light coming on, and excessive or unusual engine noises.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Wheel Hub Assembly
Common signs include a roaring sound from the tires area, vibrating steering wheel, play in the tire/wheel combo, and clicking sound from the wheels.
How to Buy a Good Quality Rotor
The rotor exists to send power from your ignition coil over to your spark plugs – which make sure that your plugs ignite to start the fuel combustion process. Each time it goes...
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 rotors are warped, your vehicle may not be able to...
How Long Does a Brake Rotor/Disc Last?
Bringing your car to a stop is a vital part of staying safe while behind the wheel. Most car owners fail to realize just how many components have to work together in...
How Long Does a Distributor Rotor and Cap Last?
The distributor rotor and cap pass voltage from ignition coils into the engine’s cylinders. From here, the air/fuel mixture is ignited and powers the engine. The coil connects to the...
How to Install New Rotors
A brake rotor is one of the key components to helping bring your car to a stop. The brake pads squeeze together against the rotor, which spins with the wheel, to...
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.
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.
What Are Brake Pads Made of?
Brake pads are an essential component of the braking system of your car. Every time you press the brake pedal, this force translates by way of a hydraulic system to...
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 that when the brake pads clamp down on them, they stop the car....
How to Buy Good Quality Brake Rotors
Also known as brake discs, rotors are the component of your braking system that get squeezed between the calipers/pads in order to stop the wheels from turning. Think of a big metal...
How to Buy a Good Quality Distributor Rotor and Cap
When your distributor cap or rotor goes bad you could be left stranded and unable to start your vehicle. The rotor is a whirling dervish of power distribution, transferring energy from the ignition...

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Do you need to have wheels aligned after having a rotor replaced?
Hello - a front-end alignment is neither required or useful after replacing a brake rotor. Replacing the rotor will not enhance, or detract from, your existing wheel alignment.
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2014 Nissan Alltima 53,000 miles, had brakes replacedo about 16 months ago, now I am told I need brakes again?? $720.00 This does
Brake pads are replaced when the amount of friction material on the pad falls below a certain minimum depth, generally around 1 to 2 millimeter depth of pad material. You should first confirm that the pads are actually worn to...
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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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Brake failure
Brake pads are replaced when the amount of friction material on the pad falls below a certain minimum depth, generally around 1 to 2 millimeter depth of pad material. When brake pads are replaced, the brake rotors must be resurfaced...
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I HAVE 1999 CHEVY TAHOE 2 WHEEL DR.MNI REPLACED THE ROTOR,CALIPER AND PADS ON DRUIVERS SIDE.WHEN I WENT TO TEST DRIVE IT THE CALIP
So that the vehicle will not pull upon braking, pads and rotors must always be replaced in "pairs", that is both sides of the axle should be serviced whenever brake repairs are performed. There are many possibilities for the damage...
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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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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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Want to find out price to change complete brake for my Toyota Camry 2010 and also cost to change strut of the same vehicle
All of YourMechanic's many brake system repair and diagnostic services are listed on the YourMechanic services page. In your circumstance, if you have pedal pulsation or vibration on braking, that is usually due to warped brake rotors and or "thickness...
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What brand rotors and pads should I use on my 2000 Chevrolet Astro Van
Hello. If you want to use the best quality products then you want to make sure that you are purchasing premium parts. They do not always need to be American made as there are some import products that are good...
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Rotor specifications?
Front rotors are BMW part number 34116864047. You will need 2 of course. Rear rotors are BMW part number 34216864052. You will need 2. If you input these part numbers on-line, you will find the rotors easily. Shipped they are...
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Can rotors generally be turned once and not replaced? Especially if the pads are replaced before they are ruined 2013 Subaru Imprezza
Hello - each car & driver combination is different - braking habits, driving conditions (city or off-road/dusty), etc. If the brake rotor faces are smooth, that is, not "groved" by dirt or other grit, and if the rotor is thinner...
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Choose rotor for bigger wheel
When you install wheels that are larger than factory, there should be no need to change the brake rotor size. As long as the wheels you are putting on are designed to fit your vehicle, the rotors should work just...
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Rotor
If you are referring to the front brakes, the larger size rotor will only fit the vehicle if it has 4WD. The smaller rotor is for RWD only vehicles. The two rotors are not interchangeable. If you need new brake...
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What are the best brake pads to get for my volvo c70? I am in rushhour traffic and I travel to the beach.
The best brake pads and rotors for your car are those supplied by Volvo. Nowadays, those parts can be obtained from legitimate Internet Volvo dealers at a discount off of what you would pay at a local Volvo dealer. If...
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I have a Toyota Venza. Are my Brake lines connected to my rotors?
The brake lines are connected to the brake calipers not the rotors. If you are hearing a noise from the rotor area when the brakes are applied, then there could be an issue with the rotors being too thin or...
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Is the wheel bearing and rotor made all together? How do I get the rotor off?
Hello, thank you for writing in. False, the rotor and the wheel bearing are two separate components. The rotor just becomes incredibly hot and dirty fusing it into place. If you have a lot of dust, snow, or rain in...
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Is it mandatory to replace the rotors with a front brake pad replacement? 2010 BMW
Hi there - if the brake rotor is worn below a minimum rotor thickness (stamped on each rotor), then yes, it can be mandatory to replace the rotor. This is for safety reasons. If the rotor is grooved and requires...
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I just bought a used vehicle and after certification by dealer the steering vibrate when applying brake.
Hi there. The brake pads and rotors are worn and need replaced. The steering wheel is vibrating when pressing on the brake pedal because the rotors and brake pads have a wobble in them as they are having a runnout...
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I purchased performance brake pads and rotors however I only have a front pair of rotors.. 2014 Ford Mustang
Hi there - while there may be a very slight performance gain to be had by also replacing the rear rotors, you will be fine without doing so unless the rear brake rotors are severely grooved or otherwise worn. The...
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2003 Nissan 4 Wheel drive needs front brakes replaced and I was wondering if I need to take off the axle nut to change the rotors
Yes, the hub including the axle adjusting nut and the wheel bearings must be removed to replace the front rotors. The bearings must be cleaned and re-packed assuming they are re-usable. You will need a calibrated torque wrench as well...

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