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2008 mailbu After braking hard (coming off of freeway on to the service road) and then using the brakes a block later the rotors seem to have warped. After a few blocks the problem goes away. The rotors are smooth no noticeable wear. About 50K miles on vehicle mostly highway mileage. Pads are about 50% thickness. No notice play in sterring linkage or other front end suspension.

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You have to disassemble brakes once a year, to
remove rust ,inspect and lube.

You can not just drive from 2008 to 2011,
then wonder what the problem is

You have 3 or 4 years of heat cycles on the
pads.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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I think you have overheated the pads so the brakes just seemed to fade with a hard brake pedal but no stopping power ,they might be ok with some use as this will clean up the burnt surface of the pads ,if the disks show no blue colour then your ok and maybe a different grade of brake pads will resolve this problem

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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