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Old 04-03-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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So just recently when I start hitting my brakes my steering wheel started shaking left and right about an inch or so in each direction. Dad said my brakes are probably warped. What else could it be and how much to fix. Thanks
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I had the same problem, all my rotors were warped and my pads were sticking. It cost almost a grand to have fixed. That's parts, rebuild kits, and labor.
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Dangggg. That sucks.
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Yeah tell me about it.
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What? A grand! That's nuts. A full set of nice new rotors and pads would be about 300$ install 200 tops. Or do it in your garage. It's pretty easy. If you had to rebuild the caliper I would understand the extra cost, but normally all that's needed is rotors and pads.
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Yeah all four calipers were rebuilt now I need a new left front caliper because the pistons seized up. I have it just needs to be put on.
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What? A grand! That's nuts. A full set of nice new rotors and pads would be about 300$ install 200 tops. Or do it in your garage. It's pretty easy. If you had to rebuild the caliper I would understand the extra cost, but normally all that's needed is rotors and pads.
How hard is it to install.? Is there a write up or video?
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So just recently when I start hitting my brakes my steering wheel started shaking left and right about an inch or so in each direction. Dad said my brakes are probably warped. What else could it be and how much to fix. Thanks
It's your brake pads and maybe rotors. But usually when you brake and it moves side to side it's your pads because they're running low. So just replace them and get new rotors. I got my brake pads for $25 for the front at autozone with lifetime warranty. And brake rotors as well put then on myself very easy job.
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Ok cool thanks guys ill check it out
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How hard is it to install.? Is there a write up or video?
It's very easy in my opinion. But I'm not bad with a wrench. Tires off. Caliper pin out, caliper mounting bracket off. Compress piston. Change pads, swap rotors. Put caliper mounting bracket back on. Install caliper done. Takes me 15 mins a wheel with my air tools. About 45 without.
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I think ill probably do it while I install my springs. Does anyone know how long I can go w/o changing them ?
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Id fix this asap...waiting could cause a much bigger issue if a rotor cracks while you are driving.
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It's very easy in my opinion. But I'm not bad with a wrench. Tires off. Caliper pin out, caliper mounting bracket off. Compress piston. Change pads, swap rotors. Put caliper mounting bracket back on. Install caliper done. Takes me 15 mins a wheel with my air tools. About 45 without.
I've never removed my caliper brackets when changing..
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I let mine go to far , one day drove a hour away and time I got there my car was covered in hold dust from the medal digging into the rotor
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I've never removed my caliper brackets when changing..
How are you going to replace your rotor without? Take the wheel studs off?
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How are you going to replace your rotor without? Take the wheel studs off?
Sorry I was just thinking of changing the pads not the rotor as well sorry. When I change the pads I don't need to remove anything other than the wheel and caliper
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Remember op that you can buy rebuilt calipers for cheap at any autoparts store with good warranties so if it does come down to more then rotors and pads there's that option..just remember no matter what you do bleed your brakes..i even do this for just a pad swap.
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Its all great info thanks guys. But is there a write up or video on how to do this ?
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Youtube has them...or google it and im sure youll find one. I did a write up on here for brake line install but never did a pad one. However i will say its pretty straight forward just make sure you buy a brake tool for the rear...you can c-clamp the front
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Youtube has them...or google it and im sure youll find one. I did a write up on here for brake line install but never did a pad one. However i will say its pretty straight forward just make sure you buy a brake tool for the rear...you can c-clamp the front
Brake tool? I used a c clamp for my front pads. I thought rear was the same????
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Brake tool? I used a c clamp for my front pads. I thought rear was the same????
Nope rear needs a special tool where it has to be twisted and pushed in..could always use a pair of pliers or something but I'm sure it will be time consuming
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Yeah easier to pay for a $10 tool
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