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Brake pads and rotors glazed over?

Seems like I have to push the pedal farther down now and it takes a longer distance to stop. Some one told me of glazing? Anyway to fix this without putting new rotors? The car stopps fine and there is no wobble.

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Well .. if indeed you have glazing and you don't want to replace the rotors you can either use some emery cloth to "sand" them by hand or have them cut (if you can find an automotive or machine shop). But you should also replace the pads then

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1st off, stay away from Wagner brake pads. You need a good Ceramic or Semi-Metallic in Raybestos, Satisfied or Carquest branded brakes (Blue or Red box are just fine). Your inner pad should always wear a little more than your outside one, especially in a floating caliper, which is what yours is. The escessive wear is from no rear brake assitance for a while, thus causing excessive heat and glazing on your front rotors, meaning they do not grab nearly as well under emergency situations as they once did.

Also, before you go and replace your brakes, have your wheel bearing inspected for improper wear or failure along with your strut bearing and ball joints. They are a lot less likely to cause your scenario, but worth checking before replacing the brakes again.

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1.) Remove your rotors and have them resurfaced.

2.) Replaced your pads with some good ones, stay away from WAGNER! They are junk!

3.) Install some disc brake quiet or abutment clips on your new pads to ensure a proper placement and fit in the caliper and aganst the piston.

4.) Wash your brake rotors with Soap and Water (dishsoap and water solution - just like you are doing dishes). Yes, you heard me right, use soap and water. Most peeple don't realize how this conditions the cast of the metal to ensure good "seating" of the brake pads and eliminates any chance of noise.

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