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Old 02-05-2013, 03:41 PM
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Interesting. I believe it's possible for the rotor to get so hot it could distort it's shape. I also believe 99% of all 'warped' rotors are uneven pad material deposit. 'Warped Rotor' is a sales word to get a reaction out of the customer. Our company has had as many as 40 trucks in out fleet. We resurface all rotors when they begin to vibrate or we change pads. If the rotor is beyond it's speced thickness, we get new rotors. We have never had a problem with this system. The mentality that the minute there is some vibration you must replace the rotors is wasteful and unnecessary.

It is similar to someone replacing parts trying to chase down a problem instead of spending some time correctly testing and diagnosing the cause of the problem. 'Check engine light came on. Said 02 sensor. I replaced it. Light came back. I replaced the other sensor. Light came back. I replaced, plugs, cops, filter, light came back'. With testing they would have found a bad fuel injector that ruined the cat also.
I agree!!!!!!!!!!!
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Usually the vibration begins with a stuck piston in a caliper. This probably happens due to a recent brake job of simply pushing back the pistons, one with a damaged cover, and installing new pads. Soon to begin the sorry contact/wear to them and rotor. If approaching 100,000 miles on them consider replacement and be much happier in the long run. It isn't that expensive to do yourself.
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