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Brakes "catching"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by swamppirate, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Apr 27, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    Recently had new pads and rotors turned on my 03 Taco by the dealership....noticing that the brakes grabbing or catching non-proportionally when approaching a stop sign or stop light....any thoughts?
     
  2. Apr 27, 2011 at 6:42 AM
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    does it feel kinda like they are pulsing? sounds like they are warped or something.. not sure cause you got them turned
     
  3. Apr 27, 2011 at 6:46 AM
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    yep..guess you could call it pulsing....wondering if the dealership forget to put something back or adjust something correctly.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2011 at 6:47 AM
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    They may have gotten anti squeal lube on the brakes. If they where warped you'd have a pulsating feeling in pedal, steering wheel, or whole vehicle
     
  5. Apr 27, 2011 at 6:59 AM
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    yeah try hitting the rotor with some brake cleaner
     
  6. Apr 27, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    id say theyre warped or have been turned incorrectly. i was experiencing the same thing a little while ago decided to change out the rotors and problem was solved.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    They may have machined the rotors below minimum specs, or just did one quick cut and left a "sandpaper" texture. take it back or if you want to "DIY", take the rotor off the vehicle, measure the thickness variations of the rotor (measure in 3-4 different areas- should be reasonably close), look on the back of the rotor and you will see the mininum thinckess spec cast stamped. make sure they didnt go under.. i'd just take it back lol
     
  8. May 1, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    Taking it back Monday or Tuesday to the dealership...we'll see what they say...if they machined the rotors too much looks like they are buying me some new ones!!!:rockband::rockband:
     
  9. May 3, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    I have 2010 SR5 4x4 & have continued problem with brakes pulsing. Had the rotors turned twice then I went back to delaership in Houston (Haas) & told them I wanted new rotors since truck only had 6K. Now I have the same problem again and ask if anybody has some suggestions. I might try another dealership in Conroe.

    Also does any bodys passenger seat clack like a chicken. Dealership said its common issue with seat vibration with Tacos & they cannot fix it. I say phony balony.

    Any comments greatly appreciated.
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  10. May 4, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    Went back yesterday....they had to re-turn the rotors....seems to be fine now...

    :)
     
  11. May 4, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    lift, big boy tires, deck plate, no more sway bar, painted stuff
    first, turn or replace the rotors again. then stop continuing to hold the brakes after you've stopped, i.e. don't hold the same brake pressure from stopping after you've already stopped. Try to stop and roll forward and stop, roll forward and repeat. This distributes the pressure you're putting on your hot rotor, so it should warp less. If you have a stick, try not to press on the brakes at all after stopping so you're not putting any extra pressure on your rotors.
     
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