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How often should the thick pad be replaced and where can I buy one? Does it always smell so bad when it is first replaced?

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Do rotors wear out before the break pads do? I own a Honda CR-V 2009 and was just told my rotors need machening but I don't need to replace the break pads. Can this be right?

Hi Nancy,

Typically pads need to be changed more than once before rotors needs to be *replaced*. Most shops machine rotors when changing pads to give them a smooth, even surface. Machining removes groves that cut into them as a result of normal wear (or if pads are not replaced promptly). Machining can straighten warped rotors due to excessive heat / quick cooling. These are definitely NOT considered "worn out".

Worn out rotors must be *replaced* if they are too badly damaged, rusted, etc. or if they have been machine so many times that they are too thin to safely brake the car. There are specific guidelines that spell out exactly how thin rotors can be before they must be replaced. Mechanics measure the thickness of the rotor with a micrometer which reveal thicknesses to the 1/1000 of an inch.

I hope this was helpful & good luck!

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Mazda5 rear right brake gets hot, sometimes smells burning.

Try simple/free things first: put car on jack stands,turn wheels to see if you hear pads/shoes dragging after brake pedal on/off,pads should free-float after brake pedal release and if not releasing (by the way,was any brake fluid spilled accidentally on the pads??),more than likely bad caliper;sure the pads are correct ones (thickness) for your car rotors/calipers???. Hope this helps. Alberto

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First & Foremost, If Smell Of Hot Brakes, Remove One Or Both Front Tires, Use A Flash Light & Look At Both Brake Pads From The Top Side, Check For Thickness Of Pad. Remove Brake Caliper, 2-13mm Bolts, Top & Bottom, Should Slide Up & Off Of Rotor & Brake Pads, Maybe With A Little Light Prying.After Caliper Is Removed, Remember Those Two Bolts You Removed To Remove Brake Caliper, Those 2 Bolts Attached To Brake Sliders, They Should Slide In & Out Very Smoothly, If They Do Not You Will Have To Replace The Bridge (The Whole Piece Those Sliders Are Attached To, 2 Bolts On The Back Side, Will Come Right Off After Bolts Are Removed. Sometimes You Can Bring Them Back To Life By Cleaning Them Out With Carb Spray Then Compressed Air & Ceramic Silicone Grease (Purple Pack From Advanced Auto Counter) Make Sure Both Pieces Are Clean Before Placing Back Together. If They Are Stuck Inside Bridge Piece I Suggest Replace Caliper Mount Or Bridge. (Some Parts Stores Call It Different Names) When Doing A Brake Job Always Check Your Caliper Release Pins & Make Sure They Slide Easily, If The Caliper Does Not Return That Could Be The Smell Of Overheating Brake Pads & Vibration, Also, Your Caliper Will Not Return & Will Wear Top Or Bottom Side Of Pad Very Badly. Good Luck! Probably A Good Idea While You Have It Up On Jack Stands To Pull Up On Bottom Of Tire & Feel If There Is Any Play Or Movement Up & Down, Should Be No Movement, If There Is Movement Your Lower Or Upper Ball joint Could Be Excessively Worn, Should Be Replaced & Realigned.

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Burnt rubber smell when vacuuming

This could be a few things:

A. If your model has a floor selector switch (Bare floor/tools - Carpet) your clutch could be worn. (there is a rubber clutch pad between your cam and roller shell) - Fix would be to replace the clutch pad and belt.

B. If you don't have one of the above models, your belt could be stretched. The belt slipping could cause a rubber burning smell. Fix - Change belt.

C. Have you got any new carpet you are vacuuming or have you moved? Some of the newer style frieze carpets can cause burning rubber smell. The fibers of the carpet are longer and cause the brush to slow down causing the belt to burn. (Imagine brushing long hair with a thick brush, the hair easily gets tangled in the brush, same effect with this carpet.) Some of the newer rugs can do this as well. Some newer carpets with the thicker felt backing and/or the "pet padding" under the carpet can too. it doesn't allow enough air to flow through causing the cleaner head to seal itself to the carpet causing a burning smell. The fix is Move to another home, replace your carpets or replace your vacuum. The vacuum is the cheaper option but be cautious as most vacuums now do this with these carpets. We have had really good response from customers using the Simplicity Tandem Air models, (Synchrony and Synergy models.)

Hope this helps, if you need to talk further feel free to contact me.


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Brake rotors on my 92 diahatus applause have a lip on the outer eedge is this normal

Yes and no.
A lip on the edge means the pads have worn the rotor surface down past the original thickness.
It is always recommended the rotors be resurfaced when pads are replaced, if the rotors are thick enough to do so safely.
Otherwise they should be replaced.

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Replaced rotor on passenger side put new pads on now getting vibrayion onthis side when appling brakes driver side rotor is factory old pad delamanated and tore up rotor only replaced one side cpuld...

The thickness would have a lot to do with the vibration, that is why we always replace and recommend that both sides are replaced at the same time, it could also be the caliper being ba, but try replacing the other side before changing the caliper.

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