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Strang Brake Rotor Problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kigmob, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Jun 17, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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    kigmob

    kigmob [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I recently got some Brembo Blanks and Hawk LTS pads. After the install I tried to do some of the techniques mentioned on the back of the Hawk box to break in the pads. I accidentally hit the brakes really hard one good time. After this I starting hearing a repetitive clunking while braking. The clunk changed with the speed I was going as I was braking. I immediately went home and took off the tire. After some inspecting, I realized I could grab the hub and spin it back and forth while the rotor remained still. The clunk I heard was the rotor hitting my studs. The rotor was not seated on the hub properly. I tried everything I could to make it sit right but every time I test drove it, it did the same thing. Did I warp the rotor by braking too heavily too soon? Is it no longer seating properly because it is warped? I can't believe that braking hard one good time could ruin a new rotor. What if I was driving after installing my brakes and a kid ran out in front of my truck? Any input is appreciated guys.
     
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  2. Jun 18, 2013 at 7:03 AM
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    Moco

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    Im far from an expert on the matter, but my recommendation would be to pull everything apart and walk back to step 1. The re-assemble ensuring that everything is properly in its place, torqued down, and greased/lubed as necessary. I doubt stabbing the brakes would've warped your rotor.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2013 at 2:14 PM
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    Janster

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  4. Jun 18, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    kigmob

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    So replaced the rotor with another Brembo from Napa and it is fine. Maybe it was a defective rotor? Weird...:confused:
     
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