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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Brake Rotor/Disc
Common signs include noisy brakes, vibrations that can be felt on 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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Had brake pads replaced and because of new screeching sound they replaced them 2 times and same noises
The brake pads that were installed the first time should of been installed with new or resurfaced rotors. Most noises are from uneven surfaces in the rotor and pads that do not match up causing a squeal or grind noise....
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What should my rotors measure at if replacement is needed?
The front rotors minimum thickness is 23 mm and for pads is 2 mm. The rear rotors minimum thickness is 9 mm and pads is 2 mm.
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How do I get the rear driver side break disc off?
The rear drums or rotors on the vehicle are removed by removing lock screws and then putting the screws into the removal holes and tighten by hand. Now tighten one screw an 1/8 turn and then hit the area near...
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What is the milometer that these rotors should be replaced?
On the 2012 Mazda 3, once the front rotors are turned and re-surfaced if the rotor thickness is less than 23.8 mm (0.937 in), the rotor must be discarded. For rear rotors, after resurfacing if the rotor thickness is less...
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how to install front disc brake pads
Brake pads can be accessed by unbolting the brake caliper from the torque plate. If you are installing new brake pads, though, such must be done at the same time that the brake rotors are re-surfaced or replaced and all...
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Changing the rims and tires. Will I also have to replace the brakes to match?
Changing to a higher aspect ratio tire, for example in your case moving from 205/50 R17 to 195/65 R15, will improve ride comfort due to the greater sidewall height. The brake rotor diameter, and the brake rotor part number, is...
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I had scheduled an appointment for brake service.
Hi there. If the rotors are within tolerance and can be resurfaced then you can return the other rotors as you would not need them.
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repair brake for E550 2008
A brake warning light can refer to fluid level, maintenance required, or other system fault. If the light is purely a maintenance reminder light, please note that brake pads are not replaced according to any fixed schedule, or number of...
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2006 charger srt8 with brembo brakes. Car has 42k miles, think it's time to replace pads? If so, how much am I looking at?
Brake pads (or brake shoes in the case of drum brake systems) are the principal "consumable" in a vehicle's brake system. The pads are not replaced according to any fixed schedule, or number of elapsed miles, but rather are simply...
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OK I gotton mybreaks bearings. Struts and rotors all re done but i dont think they realingd my breaks and rotors because it. Still
Vibration on braking is typically due to excessive thickness variation in the brake rotor, pad defects, or excessive rotor runout as installed on the hub. If the brake rotors that were installed on your car are new, thickness variation in...
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Breaks don't work without a lot of pressure, and is puttering when it is on
If unusual effort is required to depress the brake pedal, to get the vehicle to stop, that is often due to a fault in the brake booster or the vacuum supply and check valve in the booster circuit. If you...
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My brake pads and rotators are uneven
Congratulations for using the right parts and being concerned about the details, especially when brakes are involved. I suggest you play it safe and have a technician inspect your brake pads and brake rotors. There is no substitute for an...
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Cause of steering wheel vibration at 40
If you are getting a braking vibration that seems to be present above 40 mph when braking is most likely the front rotors are slightly warped. As the warpage gets worse then the pulsation will be felt at even slower...
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Exhaust muffler, front rotor
Brake rotors are replaced in pairs because if you put new brake parts, such as a rotor, on one side of the car only, when you apply the brakes the car will pull to one side. Also, if you install...
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When I am applying brakes at the speed of 60 to 70mph my steering wheel starts to shake?
If you are getting a pulsation in the brakes when applied at high speeds then you most likely have warped front brake rotors or they have hot spots on them that cause the pulsation. Inspect rotors and look for discolored...
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Steering wheels move to the right when applied the brake.
Causes of brake pull include worn or warped rotors, a stuck caliper, a collapsed brake hose, worn suspension parts and uneven tire inflation. Vibration on braking is typically due to excessive thickness variation in the brake rotor, pad defects, or...
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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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