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When I presses the breaks on my Chevy truck on the right front side it surges kind of like warped rotor. But I just had the rotors turned about three months ago. I took the tire off and put a dial indicator of the rotor and it shows about .020". Is that bad or is that ok?

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  • bjingles Dec 12, 2009

    Is it ok that the whole caliper asymbly kind of moves around a little bit? 


  • bjingles Dec 12, 2009

    Thanks Bro

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Sometimes,the rotor can be turned,and they will warp,right back.Sometimes the rotor does not true up,because the rotor is warped at the center where it mounts.Lots of reasons for this,but it is all in the metal,that gets hot,and you can not do anything with it.Check the caliper for sticking.If the rotor is staying out,pressed against the rotor,and not retracting,then it will warp the rotor again,because of the heat.The caliper,or the hose going to the caliper can cause the piston,in the caliper to stay compressed against the rotor.Also check the ball joints,and the inner,and outer tie rod ends,on that side for play,or movement,that should not be there.This will cause the wheel to feel like the rotor is warped also.I hope this was helpful,if so,please let us know,thank you.

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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    Ronny Bennett Sr. Dec 12, 2009

    Not unless it moved with a lot of pressure,forced,the guides may be worn out,and it may have something to do with it.Replace the slides,(guides),and make sure the caliper is secure,but slides in,and out fairly easy.

  • Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr. Dec 12, 2009

    You want to make sure the caliper is not riding on the rotor at the top.

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