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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, Opinions on re surfacing rear rotors. in Cadillac SRX Forums; I noticed my rear rotors have a score In Them from worn pads. I was thinking of just resurfacing them. ...
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    Opinions on re surfacing rear rotors.

    I noticed my rear rotors have a score In Them from worn pads. I was thinking of just resurfacing them. Any thoughts?

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    Re: Opinions on re surfacing rear rotors.

    Garbage, buy new.

    Really not worth the time and effort and the trip to the store to get them turned.

    If the score is not wide then don't even worry about it, if by score you mean the rotor face is a mess and all torn up then toss it.
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    Re: Opinions on re surfacing rear rotors.

    It depends largely on the remaining thickness of the rotors. If they are thick enough, just replace the pads. A simple score does not diminish braking power by much. If the rotors are worn too much, turning them may bring them below acceptable spec, in which case you would need to replace them.

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    Can anyone post the minimal thickness of the rotors?

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    Re: Opinions on re surfacing rear rotors.

    24mm
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    Re: Opinions on re surfacing rear rotors.

    Quote Originally Posted by glake89 View Post
    24mm
    Thanks Glake89. I'll measure it with my digital caliper later today. I also ordered OEM front and rear pads just to do them while I'm in there replacing some wheel bearings. The rear pads were very close to no pad material left on the inside of the rotor.

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    Re: Opinions on re surfacing rear rotors.

    Remember to sand the rotor so the new pad can bed in correctly.

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    Re: Opinions on re surfacing rear rotors.

    Quote Originally Posted by conedoctor View Post
    Remember to sand the rotor so the new pad can bed in correctly.
    Good tip, thanks.

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    Re: Opinions on re surfacing rear rotors.

    Don't abuse them right from the get go, do some nice slow downs then some harder slow downs and then let cool and enjoy. Don't come to a complete stop when hot and don't over heat.

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    So I have 25mm thickness on the rear rotors. Should be good for a while longer I guess.

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    Re: Opinions on re surfacing rear rotors.

    Subzero32, if you have 25mm now and the minimum thickness is 24mm and you decided to have them turned, you would need to replace them pretty much immediately. If you just get the pads, you may get a bit more time out of them.

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    Re: Opinions on re surfacing rear rotors.

    My brakes have been driving me nuts with a pulsation for a while. Replaced all four rotors and pads and feels great. Don't waste your time resurfacing as these are heavy powerful vehicles that eat up brakes.

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    Re: Opinions on re surfacing rear rotors.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim_V View Post
    My brakes have been driving me nuts with a pulsation for a while. Replaced all four rotors and pads and feels great. Don't waste your time resurfacing as these are heavy powerful vehicles that eat up brakes.
    That lower bolt will come out with the right extensions and a lot of patience.

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    The lower bolt was a challenge but only took 10 min with some good extensions and u joints.

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    Re: Opinions on re surfacing rear rotors.

    If your brakes are pulsating, it is likely that one of the rotors is warped. Only way to resolve that one is to replace it.

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