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    Re: front or rear rotor problem? how to tell

    ok so we had the wettest september ever
    it rained all week starting last sunday night, and stopped on friday
    we got around 25 inches of rain
    there was flooding again

    jim cantore from the weather channel was reporting from the parking lot of the golden corral earlier in the day (which is about where this photo was taken from)
    this stretch of road gets blocked off by barriers, but for some reason people still drive around/through them

    we've probably had about 10 flooded cars towed in this week (and we're one of about 10 dealerships in town) a couple were only minor floods and are back out on the road already
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    Re: front or rear rotor problem? how to tell

    I took my front rotors in to get re-surfaced, finally. Now I have them back, can't test drive until I get my new front hub coming in on Friday.

    I hope the shake goes away, if it does not, I will get the rears re-surfaced. All the pads still have a lot of life on them.

    I am 99% sure I have ceramics on my front brakes right now, don't feel like digging through the car file right now... The brake shop also told me this was more than likely the last time I'd be able to turn the rotors. They would more than likely be too 'thin' at the next time around. Really? Ceramics wore out my rotors? Dang.

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    Re: front or rear rotor problem? how to tell

    Quote Originally Posted by iametarq View Post
    The brake shop also told me this was more than likely the last time I'd be able to turn the rotors. They would more than likely be too 'thin' at the next time around. Really? Ceramics wore out my rotors? Dang.
    Any brake rotor with over 75,000 miles is living on borrowed time - rotor wear is perfectly normal and really doesn't have a heck of a lot to do with pad material - I just had to put front rotors on the truck at 75,000 and I'm easy on brakes............

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    Re: front or rear rotor problem? how to tell

    Well to update this thread, I put the re-surfaced rotors back on the front of the car yesterday and ALL the pulsing/vibrating when braking is totally gone. Its smooth braking again. Glad I did not have to take the rears off too. Easiest $24 spent on the car. Reused the pads, etc.

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    Re: front or rear rotor problem? how to tell

    did you have a bad hub? loose bearing? or maybe abs light?

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    Re: front or rear rotor problem? how to tell

    Quote Originally Posted by stoveguyy View Post
    did you have a bad hub? loose bearing? or maybe abs light?
    Neither, just shaky braking at any speeds over 45 mph. as others state here I believe it was due to the build up of brake pad material on the rotors.

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