new rotors?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01 Jul 2013, 12:28 pm   #1 (permalink)
mrdarrett@gmail.com
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default new rotors?

Hi guys,

I've got some brake pulsation at freeway speeds. I'm pretty sure it's because I need new rotors. I'm reluctant to change them though because my brake pads still have lots of material (I got some fairly premium pads), and I heard I need to change the pads at the same time.

Will it hurt anything if I change the rotors but keep the pads?

Thanks,

Michael

  Reply With Quote
Old 01 Jul 2013, 02:06 pm   #2 (permalink)
mrdarrett@gmail.com
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: new rotors?

On Monday, July 1, 2013 9:28:46 AM UTC-7, mrda...@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi guys,
>
>
>
> I've got some brake pulsation at freeway speeds. I'm pretty sure it's because I need new rotors. I'm reluctant to change them though because my brake pads still have lots of material (I got some fairly premium pads), and I heard I need to change the pads at the same time.
>
>
>
> Will it hurt anything if I change the rotors but keep the pads?
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> Michael



Come to think of it I don't see anything in the Haynes manual that says thebrake pads *must* be changed along with the rotor.

Also, can the torque plate come off with the brake pads still in place? Ormust the caliper be removed from the torque plate?

  Reply With Quote
Old 02 Jul 2013, 05:10 am   #3 (permalink)
Fat-Dumb and Happy
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: new rotors?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i17-gyEq2o make sure the pins holding
the calipers allow the calipers to float freely so the calipers center
on the rotor properly.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02 Jul 2013, 02:05 pm   #4 (permalink)
mrdarrett@gmail.com
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: new rotors?

On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 2:10:13 AM UTC-7, Fat-Dumb and Happy wrote:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i17-gyEq2o make sure the pins holding
>
> the calipers allow the calipers to float freely so the calipers center
>
> on the rotor properly.



Thanks!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03 Jul 2013, 04:03 pm   #5 (permalink)
Geoff Welsh
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: new rotors?

mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
> On Monday, July 1, 2013 9:28:46 AM UTC-7, mrda...@gmail.com wrote:
>> I've got some brake pulsation at freeway speeds. I'm pretty sure
>> it's because I need new rotors. I'm reluctant to change them
>> though because my brake pads still have lots of material (I got
>> some fairly premium pads), and I heard I need to change the pads at
>> the same time.
>>
>> Will it hurt anything if I change the rotors but keep the pads?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Michael

>
> Come to think of it I don't see anything in the Haynes manual that
> says the brake pads *must* be changed along with the rotor.
>


People working on their own car can do whatever they want. Trade
practice says basically "replace pads when installing new rotors, and
replace any/all hardware."

IME
GW
  Reply With Quote
Old 05 Jul 2013, 12:03 pm   #6 (permalink)
mrdarrett@gmail.com
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: new rotors?

On Wednesday, July 3, 2013 1:03:54 PM UTC-7, Geoff Welsh wrote:
> mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
>
> > On Monday, July 1, 2013 9:28:46 AM UTC-7, mrda...@gmail.com wrote:

>
> >> I've got some brake pulsation at freeway speeds. I'm pretty sure

>
> >> it's because I need new rotors. I'm reluctant to change them

>
> >> though because my brake pads still have lots of material (I got

>
> >> some fairly premium pads), and I heard I need to change the pads at

>
> >> the same time.

>
> >>

>
> >> Will it hurt anything if I change the rotors but keep the pads?

>
> >>

>
> >> Thanks,

>
> >>

>
> >> Michael

>
> >

>
> > Come to think of it I don't see anything in the Haynes manual that

>
> > says the brake pads *must* be changed along with the rotor.

>
> >

>
>
>
> People working on their own car can do whatever they want. Trade
>
> practice says basically "replace pads when installing new rotors, and
>
> replace any/all hardware."
>
>
>
> IME
>
> GW



I ended up replacing the pads anyway. Plenty of material on the old pads. When the new pads get worn I think I'll just put the old pads back on.

I had a tough time getting the rotors off (they were rusted to the plate, even PB Blaster didn't help much) so I used the propane torch trick.

Thanks,

Michael
  Reply With Quote
Old 06 Jul 2013, 05:39 pm   #7 (permalink)
Geoff Welsh
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: new rotors?

mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
> On Wednesday, July 3, 2013 1:03:54 PM UTC-7, Geoff Welsh wrote:
>> mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
>>
>>> On Monday, July 1, 2013 9:28:46 AM UTC-7, mrda...@gmail.com wrote:
>>>> I've got some brake pulsation at freeway speeds. I'm pretty sure
>>>> it's because I need new rotors. I'm reluctant to change them
>>>> though because my brake pads still have lots of material (I got
>>>> some fairly premium pads), and I heard I need to change the pads at
>>>> the same time.
>>>> Will it hurt anything if I change the rotors but keep the pads?


>> People working on their own car can do whatever they want. Trade
>> practice says basically "replace pads when installing new rotors, and
>> replace any/all hardware."

>
> I ended up replacing the pads anyway. Plenty of material on the old pads. When the new pads get worn I think I'll just put the old pads back on.
> I had a tough time getting the rotors off (they were rusted to the plate, even PB Blaster didn't help much) so I used the propane torch trick.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michael


they're always rusted on, that's why those screw holes are there....and
why the BFH was invented.
GW
  Reply With Quote
Old 07 Jul 2013, 12:06 am   #8 (permalink)
mrdarrett@gmail.com
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: new rotors?

On Saturday, July 6, 2013 2:39:33 PM UTC-7, Geoff Welsh wrote:
> mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
>
> > On Wednesday, July 3, 2013 1:03:54 PM UTC-7, Geoff Welsh wrote:

>
> >> mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:

>
> >>

>
> >>> On Monday, July 1, 2013 9:28:46 AM UTC-7, mrda...@gmail.com wrote:

>
> >>>> I've got some brake pulsation at freeway speeds. I'm pretty sure

>
> >>>> it's because I need new rotors. I'm reluctant to change them

>
> >>>> though because my brake pads still have lots of material (I got

>
> >>>> some fairly premium pads), and I heard I need to change the pads at

>
> >>>> the same time.

>
> >>>> Will it hurt anything if I change the rotors but keep the pads?

>
>
>
> >> People working on their own car can do whatever they want. Trade

>
> >> practice says basically "replace pads when installing new rotors, and

>
> >> replace any/all hardware."

>
> >

>
> > I ended up replacing the pads anyway. Plenty of material on the old pads. When the new pads get worn I think I'll just put the old pads back on.

>
> > I had a tough time getting the rotors off (they were rusted to the plate, even PB Blaster didn't help much) so I used the propane torch trick.

>
> >

>
> > Thanks,

>
> >

>
> > Michael

>
>
>
> they're always rusted on, that's why those screw holes are there....and
>
> why the BFH was invented.
>
> GW



Mine didn't have any screw holes. I would have loved to use them.

I put a little bit of hi-temp grease on the new rotor between the plate and the rotor backing. I did the same trick on the rear drums; makes them much easier to remove next time.


  Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 pm.

Attribution:
Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers



ToyotaLexusForum.com is an unofficial community for car enthusiasts. ToyotaLexusForum.com is not affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation in any way.
Toyota Motor Corporation does not sponsor, support, or endorse ToyotaLexusForum.com in any way.
Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.