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Old 02-27-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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Front Disc Brake Rotor

While driving my jeep last week to "Town" I noticed a scraping sound when I drove next to another car or wall.

When I got home i jacked up the front end and turned the wheels by hand. Sure enough Scappy-do.

I then pulled my RF wheel off and took a closer look. I found that the inside caliper has badly grooved the rotor and that is the cause of the sound.

I plan on replacing pads and that rotor, I dont think "turning" is possible.

So my question is should I also replace the LF rotor as well? Even though that side is ok?

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Old 02-27-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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replace it and keep the good parts as emergency spares. if you dont replace it, you'll end up doing brake jobs at different times from here on out

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Old 02-27-2012, 02:46 PM   #3
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Oh yeah, good idea. Duh!
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:34 PM   #4
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Pads come in sets, two for each side, just turn the LF rotor and put new pads on both sides, if it ain't broke don't fix it!
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:09 AM   #5
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Damn, didn't your pads have those little metal pieces that cause squeaks when the pad runs thin? They should have warned you long before it was gouging your rotors.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:03 AM   #6
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Forgot i started this fred. Anyway, this is what I found. I just went ahead and replaced all pads and both rotors. Cheap and easy, two beer project.
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