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Old 02-29-2008, 08:15 AM   #1
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brake problem

sooo my car is really starting to agitate me. i was gonna get tint for my birthday it seems but now i guess i cant...because my g rotors need to be resurfaced or replaced depending on how bad it is cuz they have small ridges in them so now when i drive i can hear them rubbing on the brake pad and when i hit the break it gets louder!!!!, <-- it makes me wanna do that to someone. on top of that its started to make this POP!! from teh rear when i roll backwards...and then if i roll forwards it does it again..it trades it off and on. does anyone know what that could be?? wheel bearing possibly??


update 3/3/08-- well it turns out my breaks are fine...it was the hub bearings they were so bad they had 6-7 inches of play in them and my wheels couldve fallen off any moment.... its gonna be abou 500 to fix...its gettin that now



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Old 02-29-2008, 10:53 AM   #2
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your brakes prob need to be replace man speacially if your brakes make noise when you press on them if i where you i would check how much pad you have left.
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your brakes prob need to be replace man speacially if your brakes make noise when you press on them if i where you i would check how much pad you have left.
i have a decent amount of pad left...i mean not like new but maybe 50%...its rubbing even when my foots not on the break and the rotors have ridges on them...i just got back from the shop and they said if i have to replace the rotors and break pads...its gonna cost around $300-350... and since i was supposed to get tint for my birthday...im trading having this fixed instead...so its not like i have to pay for it...but i cant give them the car til monday...and my damn upper strut bar comes on tuesday...so i dont get to put that on right away
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A pair of Brembo or Centric rotors cost less than 100.00 and some decent front pads should be in the 50 to $60.00 area (example Mintex AF). The trouble with most shops is you have no idea what they are putting back on so ask. Do not go for stock Ford rotors because as you have learned there are many problems associated with them. Find out if they'll install parts you can provide if you're not comfortable doing the job yourself.
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find a budget brake center,,they usually run about half the price of everybody else,and offer the same warranty and most times a better part
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:25 PM   #6
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i dont have time to wait for rotors or pads to be shipped in...it could be metal contact at this point...and i dont want to ruin the whole system so im just having stock put on for now...but in the near future im gonna switch to brembo...i just dont have the time to wait..i gotta drive. plus i need to replace the suspension so i already gotta save some money for that...im goin to switch to SVT
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Have you taken the pads out at all? Your calipers could be sticking which could cause that popping sound and the pads could be wearing at an angle. It might look like you have lots of pad left at one angle but it could be worn down to the backing pad on another side. It doesn't take very long to happen either. I didn't lube my caliper slides once doing a brake job and in about two weeks one inside edge of each outside pad was worn down about half way. The caliper was sticking as well as the metal to metal contact of the backing plate and the caliper. I would check it out.

And unless the rotor is absolutely hosed you can usually get away with turning them once if it has never been done. Had mine done for 10 bucks each at Schucks. Most shops will do it too for a small price.
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Have you taken the pads out at all? Your calipers could be sticking which could cause that popping sound and the pads could be wearing at an angle. It might look like you have lots of pad left at one angle but it could be worn down to the backing pad on another side. It doesn't take very long to happen either. I didn't lube my caliper slides once doing a brake job and in about two weeks one inside edge of each outside pad was worn down about half way. The caliper was sticking as well as the metal to metal contact of the backing plate and the caliper. I would check it out.

And unless the rotor is absolutely hosed you can usually get away with turning them once if it has never been done. Had mine done for 10 bucks each at Schucks. Most shops will do it too for a small price.
Yep. Good solid advice.

I would concur with everyone's posts here.
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no i dont do any break work...not my field...im trained in auto body repair and paint
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Have you taken the pads out at all? Your calipers could be sticking which could cause that popping sound and the pads could be wearing at an angle. It might look like you have lots of pad left at one angle but it could be worn down to the backing pad on another side. It doesn't take very long to happen either. I didn't lube my caliper slides once doing a brake job and in about two weeks one inside edge of each outside pad was worn down about half way. The caliper was sticking as well as the metal to metal contact of the backing plate and the caliper. I would check it out.

And unless the rotor is absolutely hosed you can usually get away with turning them once if it has never been done. Had mine done for 10 bucks each at Schucks. Most shops will do it too for a small price.
i believe youre right...anyways my car will be at the shop monday when it opens so i hope they can just resurface the rotors and change the pads...and get it back to me the same day
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