Grinding brakes

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by SlyFerret, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. SlyFerret

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    I came across this in my internet travels today.

    Apparently the gal that owned the car brought it into the shop complaining of a "slight grinding noise" when she stopped.

    I'm thinking that the slight grinding noise was probably not much different than a spoon in a garbage disposal!

    -SF
     

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    It finally got louder than her radio.....
     
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    You misunderstood- these are super performance ultra-slotted rotors
     
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    That's got to be a joke. That would have made a lot more than a slight grinding noise. I once had a pad delaminate from the backing plate. It made a terrible sound as it started to cut the rotor. I can't imagine the noise, not to mention feel, of wearing the whole way through the outside of the rotor.
     
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    That's pretty interesting. Never seen the middle of a rotor before.
    Noise? What noise?
     
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    Probably didn't stop to well either.
     
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    I was at the shop we have our trucks serviced at and a girl came in saying her car just started making noise, that is almost what her rotor looked like. still had a little of the outside still attached.
     
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    Just to be fair....I am sure that lots of guys do the same thing
     
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    My stepson's brakes would have looked like that if hadn't forced him to buy the parts and let me show him how to replace them. His rotors were only about 1/4" and the pads were down to the steel. made a grinding noise for a few weeks. He probably just turned up the radio a little louder.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    I replaced rotor not too far from being in this condition - removed from the GF's car about a month after I met her.
    The outer face was still intact but the slots were showing on the face.
     
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