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brake rotors warped

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by jarpil, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Aug 10, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    jarpil

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    I have been noticing some steering wheel shaking and while braking it gets worse.
    In my local stealership i was told the rotors are warped and need resurfacing(?????) You don't resurface brake rotors when they are warped, do you? Would it help? I got 38k miles on my Tacoma so it's out of factory warranty and my extended warranty doesn't cover brake rotors.
    I don't haul nor overloading the truck. Is it normal to have warped rotors after 38k miles?
     
  2. Aug 10, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    It depends on how bad the warp is. Sometimes they can fix it. Did you wash your wheels off after a long drive?
     
  3. Aug 10, 2011 at 6:07 PM
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    Nope i didn't.
     
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    My dad drives like a madman {very scary to ride with, white knuckles}, he's seems to have warped rotors everytime he needs front brakes. I drive normal and have never warped the rotors. Are you real hard on your brakes?
     
  5. Aug 10, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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  6. Aug 10, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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    Not at all.
     
  7. Aug 10, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    Once rotors start warping, it will only get worse. Turning them will help until the rotors heat up again (long drive). Warping of the rotors is the softening and hardening of the rotor material. No matter what, when they are warped, they will forever be warped and cause a lot of problems on your brakes.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2011 at 11:17 PM
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    You can resurface brake rotors and drums as long as they are still within their legal limits. Just have a shop measure your rotors thickness and see if they are still thick enough.

    The minimum thickness of your rotors are stamped on the rotor you just have to find it.

    I would suggest you replace the rotors instead of getting them resurfaced. New rotors will last longer without warping and their is not too much of a cost difference.
     
  9. Aug 11, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    After all the time i spent on the phone with Toyota it looks like they are not going to pay for new rotors so i will have to get them.
    What is a good brand? Would Brembo be a good choice? Anyone has an idea how much would installing new rotors cost?

    BTW i am really upset about this. I thought i am getting one of the most reliable truck on market. I am not abusing the truck in any way neither i am heavy on the breaks and still warped rotors in 38k miles.
     
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