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2000 V6 PreRunner rotors

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by wonl2, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Nov 2, 2008 at 7:21 PM
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    Went and had all of my belts replaced and cooling system flushed for my 90,000 mile service at a Toyota dealership. 2000 V6 PreRunner. The water pump was also replaced. Was told that the front pads had about 20% of the pad left and the rotors need to be replaced. Just replaced the pads 2 years ago. I have 86,000 miles on the truck. I had approx 60,000 miles when I replaced the pads. Was also told that the rotors need to be turned and this would make the thickness of the rotors too thin. I cannot see any gouges or grooves in the rotors. I read in my Haynes repair manual that there is a number on the rotors that states the minimal thickness for the rotors. Looked at the rotors when I took the wheels off and did not see any numbers stamped into the rotors. Where can I find the minimal thickness for my rotors. These rotors were never turned. I did measure the thickness and they were 0.864 and 0.859 thick. Do pads typically last 25,000 miles? Replaced factory pads with original Toyota pads. Any recommendations on pads/rotors. I plan on replacing them if/when needed.

    Thanks in advanced

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  2. Nov 2, 2008 at 7:47 PM
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    If the rotors do not have grooves that will catch the finger nail when run across them and the steering wheel does not shake under heavy breaking then you rotors are fine. If they have never been turned them you should be able to turn them with no problem. I think new ones are less than $50.00 each anyway. As for the front pads thats 70% of your breaking power so thats why they wear. Now as for changing the pads, man they only take 10 min per side. I have changed the ones on my 97 3 or 4 times over the years. Just two slide pins and a retainer clip. Take the top caliper bolt out with the brake fluid cap off and use the old pads to push the caliper back and drop in the new ones. Pump the breaks after both sides are done and your good.
     
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    you should be able to turn your rotors and they will more than likely be fine, although, at 86k....you could be getting close to time for new rotors, especially if they have never been turned when you installed new brakes. rotors are relatively cheap(autozone) unless you get performance rotors like power slot or something. its always a good idea to turn rotors anytime you install new pads...no matter if they feel ok and you cant feel any ridges in them.
     
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    As for pads get the Bendex ones or allied / bendex, same brand. As for seeing how much life you have left on the ones you have there are little metal tabs at the back of the pad. This is an indacator. If you hear them start to squeal then they need to be replaced. Normally about 3/16 of an inch of the pad is left when you need to put in new ones. If you take off the tire and check them make sure you look at both the front and back pad! Sometimes they back one wear a little faster.
     
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    And as Will stated if you have the money and time always turn your rotors when replacing the brakes. Good catch Will. Most machine shops will turn them for $10 to $15 each.
     
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    yeah man... i speak from experience as for turning the rotors. i ran outta time to have rotors turned one day on the wifes old car.........about a week later.....the pads on the driver side were glazed over and shaking and pulling when you hit the brakes. turned out the rotor was warped a little and the pads didnt grab right on it. just good insurance to turn them rotors.:)
     
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    Yeah I hate doing brakes on a Honda. The caliper wants to fight you unless you have the tool to turn the pistons back. Wonl2 make sure you use brake clean to spray everything out if you do your own other than than use the orange break grease on your shims or they will raise all kinda hell.
     
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    i have used that orange stuff a few times, but something i have found that works alot better,imo of course, is a brake grease from crc. you use it on the backing plates, slides and clips...basically all metal contact points. that stuff works awesome. you can get it at autozone for around 5 bucks.........and i have done 6 brake jobs with it and still have more than half the can left.
     
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    Are you talking about the spray can? I have not tried it because I have about half a bottle of the messy orange crap. If so I will pick up a can. Seems like I am throwing in a set of front pads every other weekend for a case of beer.
     
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    Also by doing the brakes yourself. You only have to buy pads one time. They have a "lifetime warranty", meaning when you need new ones you take the old pads back to the auto parts store & they swap them out for free.

    I had a Jeep Grand Cherokee that would go through brakes. I kept an extra set of pads & 2 extra rotors on hand (since it was my only vehicle). When I did the brakes, I would put my extra set on. Take my rotors to be turned for next time. And swap out my pads at Autozone. Then I was set for the next time.
     
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    nah...not a spray can. its in a small plastic bottle/can with a screw off lid that has a brush made onto it. that stuff works awesomely bro. if you try it...let me know how you like it!
     
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    Will do, thanks for the info. I'll pick up some this week. CRC makes some good stuff.
     
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    no prob bro!!! hell...i use alotta the crc stuff too man.......throttle body cleaner, brake grease, electronic component cleaner....lots o stuff.
     
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