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Old 02-09-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
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04 zx3 rotors 2.3L ..LOOK GOUGED!are bad?

...i have an 04zx3 2.3L...11K miles...stick..i downshift alot...why..100K warranty..so save the brakes..well i looked at them the other day cuz it sat at dealer for 3 days and built up surface rust that made a weird sound (not grinding but friction..it went away the mechanic was right) but more importantly I noticed there are some deep grooves forming in the rotors on both sides...the driver's side more so. not wearing down...more like the brake pads have lil things sticking out that would wear a circle deeper into the rotor...like those rings on tree trunks if u cut into them...My bro who's asst manager for pep boys says it could be from bad calipers not releasing early enough or something with the pressure maybe...any thoughts as to why I'm getting deep implanted rings in my rotors when I don't brake at all...I know the 2000-02 had very bad brakes between 11K and 18K most would need new rotors, calipers, and pads cuz they all wore unevenly.. www.fordfocusbrakeproblems.com

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Old 02-09-2005, 04:33 PM   #2
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iono i have the same problem with them wearing unevenly
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Old 02-09-2005, 04:39 PM   #3
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just let em wear?

Also should I just let these stock rotors wear down and put better ones in when they're no good? I read somewhere I believe Minex is decent at like $45 a rotor? is this accurate?
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:05 PM   #4
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A popular choice is the EBC/Mintex deal that BAT runs.

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I havent heard anything about bad brakes since the 02 model year, you might have a sticking caliper...
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Either way, if you got 'grooves' happenning, get the car in NOW before it's too late. Example, mine were good til about 50,000kms then one day I hit the brakes slowing down normally. Next thing I know and about $400 later (had no choice, big trip the next day)...... new rotors, pads, etc.

If they are wearing already with only a few thousand on your car, it's a warranty issue.
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called dealership

dealership basically said don't keep your fingers crossed...told him i use brakes very rarely...he said they'd look at them but basically don't get my hopes up...he said if they appear defective it'll be fixed under warranty no problems asked otherwise would be considered wear and tear. He said stones/gravel/particles/salt could get on the brake pads and cut deep grooves into the rotors...I've never seen this on a stick that the driver downshifts alot w/ only 11K...I've warped all 4 rotors b4 in my 2K1 mustang...that was auto so much more breaking and a much heavier car to slow down i might add...as did the guy b4 that put the first 24K miles on it b4 I added another 12K.
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