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I OWN A FORD ESCORT ZX2 2001 4 CYL. FRONT BRAKE ARE THIN BUT NO INDICATION OF REPLACEMENT YET. WHILE IN TRANSIT LEFT FRONT WHEEL HAS A TICKING NOISE AND WHEN YOU APPLY THE BRAKE IT WILL STOP. KEN TOWERYS TOLD ME THAT MY ROTOR HAS WARPAGE.ANY SUGGESTIONS!!!!

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If the rotor is warped you can try and get it machined if it's still in spec. Otherwise replace the rotor.

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