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    2002 ETC Rotors - Resurfacing Questions

    My 2002 Eldorado ETC has minor pitting on the F & R rotors & I can feel minor pedal virbation when breaking hard.
    They look original but I cannot be sure.
    Here are my questions:

    1. Can the original rotors be cut & put back in service?
    2. What is the thickness of the original rotors?
    3. What is the recommended amount of material to be removed during cutting or resurfacing of the rotor?

    Thanks!
    Andy

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    Re: 2002 Eldorado ETC Rotors - Resurfacing Questions

    The rotors will have a minimum thickness stamped into them.
    As long as they can be turned and not be thinner than minimum thickness then yes they can be turned. Around here I pay 8 bucks a rotor.
    They should be turned just enough to clean them up, amount varies. A good shop only takes off what is ness.

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    Re: 2002 Eldorado ETC Rotors - Resurfacing Questions

    Thank You!

    Andy

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    Re: 2002 Eldorado ETC Rotors - Resurfacing Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by rodnok01 View Post
    The rotors will have a minimum thickness stamped into them.
    As long as they can be turned and not be thinner than minimum thickness then yes they can be turned. Around here I pay 8 bucks a rotor.
    They should be turned just enough to clean them up, amount varies. A good shop only takes off what is ness.
    ^^^ Yes. (and the minimum "safe" thickness is a USDOT figure, not GM)

    ........before you dismount everything and skim the rotors, head for the boondocks and do several "spirited" stops from 70 mph. Do NOT hold the brake pedal after each stop - drive away and do it again, then drive normally for 6 - 10 miles to cool the rotors. Still have the braking pulsation ?

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    Re: 2002 Eldorado ETC Rotors - Resurfacing Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    ........before you dismount everything and skim the rotors, head for the boondocks and do several "spirited" stops from 70 mph. Do NOT hold the brake pedal after each stop - drive away and do it again, then drive normally for 6 - 10 miles to cool the rotors. Still have the braking pulsation ?
    I've had better luck riding the brakes for about 1/2 mile or better. Clears up my pulsation every time.

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