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Old 02-27-2008, 11:03 AM   #1
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Front Rotors

How Do U Know When U Need Rotors Is There Any Way Of Telling ,my Sterrin Week Shakes When I Apply The Brakes Is That One Way Of Telling
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:49 PM   #2
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That could be a number of problems.. My first guess is your rotor's are warped, so when you hit the brakes it cause the car to shake. If your pads are done then your brake sensor would come on inside the car(that's if it is hooked up and the fuse and bulb work).

If not then it could be other things, ball joints etc.. loose lugnuts.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:47 PM   #3
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I have the same problem. You feel it most braking at highway speeds. Sometimes even when approaching a stop sign. It kinds of pulses to a stop. I don't understand why this is happening. My rotors are pretty new. I did full front brake job in the summer. Zimmermann rotors with Jurid pads. I had the same setup before the brake job and they lasted me almost 35,000km. It was the first time I did my brakes on my own and I'm pretty sure that I did everything correctly. Rotors aren't directional are they? I also got my mechanic to check it out before winter and he changed a driverside lower ball joint. But this warped braking persists.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:59 PM   #4
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Usually Warped Rotors are caused by too much heat IE: Hard braking all the time, riding the brakes.. etc.. But 35,000Km on brakes is horrible IMHO.. I've owned my car for 5 years and put on about 70,000KM since I bought it and I only changed the back brakes once, cause the pads were beyond finished. The fronts are still the ones the previous owner put on... And the rule for brakes is 2:1, every 2nd time you do your fronts you do your rears.

I believe that some Rotors are directional but not 100% sure.

If it is heat, you might want to check your wheel baring to make sure that it turns good, if not it can cause everything to heat up.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:40 PM   #5
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sometimes when your caliper is rusted it can cause warping, even when you change your rotors. I think mine have this problem and i may have to sand them down and repaint them.
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