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What's Wrong With My Brakes?

Whenever I'm coming to a stop, there is rubbing and vibration. Driving normally, it's fine, except when I crawl to a stop or stop suddenly, the whole truck shakes. Doesn't feel right. I'm thinking brake pads. Am I right?
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id geuss rotors.
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Thats what id say to, rotors.
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rotors are probably warped
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rotors x4
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I'm going to try and fix/replace myself. I guess rotors are what I need to order. That it?
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Yeah pull your wheels off and check your pads and see how they are, might as well replace everything at once if it needs it.
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I'm going to try and fix/replace myself. I guess rotors are what I need to order. That it?
First off, long time no see...

Second, depending on when your brakes were done last, I would do pads and rotors. You will already have it all apart anyway....
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if you do rotors, its new pads

if you just do pads get the rotors turned
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i agree its a good rule of thumb, do pads and rotors together
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I've never replaced the brakes since I got the truck in 2005 and I don't know if they did beforehand. I'll look into doing both rotors and pads.

Next question...what brand and vendor would you recommend?


Hey Greygoose, yea its been a while. How it's going?
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napa rotors and pads.

get the ceramic pads, no brake dust ever.
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YA. the napa ones are great
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napa rotors and pads.

get the ceramic pads, no brake dust ever.
that is what i have! the best
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Anyone got those part numbers? I'm not seeing rotors on the NAPA site.
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here is the parts listings from Napa web site fro the rotors and pads.

Last edited by casfz1; 08-26-2008 at 03:47 PM.
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If your rotors are warped you wont be able to spin them you will need to have them replaced... depending on how much you want to spend, they will be $30 up to $250 each.

I am looking at replacing my brakes as well, going to spend the extra bucks at get these ones: http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/pr...=brake_pad_set

You will see rotors on that site as well.
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Buzzair..

As stated, do both pads AND rotors at the same time.

Before doing such, if you have a severe vibration, check the caliper and caliper bracket bolts. I believe the bracket bolts are 15mm. Theres 2 of them that connect it to the spindle.

Ceramic pads are ' ok ', but they push the braking heat back into the rotor and could cause it to warp. I use a semi metalic pad as the cost difference and ' performance ' difference doesnt justify the expense.
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Thanks for all the help/responses. Now I have something to go on. Won't be able to get to it for a couple weeks since I'm so busy with school, work, etc. Using the fiancee's car mostly for now.
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Could this be an ABS malfunction?

I recall issues with a bad front ABS sensor that will only surface a problem at low (approaching nearly stopped) speeds.

I think it's worth pulling your ABS fuses and recreating the circumstances.

Or wait till after the pad and rotor replacement, then see if it persists.
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