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Front brakes problem

I replaced original rotors with ATE slotted rotors and Hawk pads. After a couple times braking very gently, a noise came out. It wasn't squeaking, but it was something more like a beating, or in other words at 360 degrees of revolution, it looks like something touches just in one point. It is coming out of both the front wheels. Later I installed the old rotors with the same new pads, and there was no noise. Does anyone have any suggestions on this problem?

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  • stami55 Jan 14, 2009

    The ATE brake rotors have elliptical grooves and are not specified by manufacturer as left or right side.I tried another brand of pads in combination with these rotors and had the same problem.

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DO THE ROTORS HAVE A LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE? POSSIBLY INSTALLED BACKWARDS? ASK THE PARTS STAORE ABOUT LEFT & RIGHT SIDE ROTORS & DO HAWK PADS CLASH WITH ATE ROTORS? POSSIBLE DEFECTIVE PADS?

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

  • Frank Magliocca Jan 15, 2009

    WHY DID TOU REPLACE THE ROTORS WITH SLOTTED ROTORS? WERE THE ORIGINALS MAKING THE SAME NOISE OR WERE THEY GETTING HOT? WHEN YOU DEPRESSED THE CALIPERS,WERE THEY HARD TO DEPRESS (FREEZING)? IS YOUR EMERGENCY BRAKE COMPLETELY OFF? LET ME KNOW

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