Question about 2006 Toyota Highlander
I have replaced my front pads and had the rotors tunrnd, 40k miles. In less than 10k mile the rotors are warped again and I get the shudder when I apply the brakes. I need to have them turned down again but I do not know if there will be enough left and I do not know what causes such an early warping of the rotors.
Here is what happens to cause this, rotors are as thin as poss to reduce weight and increase MPG, when you turn them you remove material and make them even more prone to warping the less steel the less heat they can dissipate, the hotter they run the more the are prone to warp, if you tow something the problem is compounded. To avoid the same issue in the future replace the rotors with name brand new ones, use the best brake pads available, cheap pads can and do cause rotor problems. I worked as a tech for 30 years and this explanation is what I learned in many brake classes I went to and in shop with hands on experience.
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Sep 17, 2011 | Chevrolet Express Cars & Trucks
Aug 14, 2011 | 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Feb 05, 2010 | 2006 Hyundai Sonata
Jan 30, 2010 | 2005 Nissan 350Z
Nov 19, 2009 | 1999 Ford Econoline
Nov 08, 2009 | 2003 Ford Expedition
Oct 12, 2009 | 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
Aug 03, 2009 | Chevrolet Express Cargo Cars & Trucks
187 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!