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Old 03-22-2014
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94 XL Pulsating Brake Pedal

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I changed my front rotors yesterday which meant i had to do the hubs as well. I used all parts from Orileys AUtoparts never had a problem before only thing i didnt replace were the pads because thy seemed to be in good shape. Any way to make a long story short now after replacing the front brakes when i step on the brake pedal it seems to be pulsating or it feels like through the pedal i can feel the wheels. How can i fix this? Or should i take it to les schwab now and let them tell me that i did it wrong by doing it myself? I should mention this is a 2wd 3.0v6 auto trans. Wondering if it might be something other than brakes.

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Tom

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No, it is the brakes, '94 only had ABS on the rear brakes so wouldn't be that.

Pulsing is usually a warped rotor, new rotors can come that way although it is very rare.

Why did you change the rotors?

You can have the old ones "turned"(about $10-$15 each), this makes sure they are true and not warped.
Then redo the rotors again, installing known good ones for maybe bad ones.

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Did you regrease the slide pins on the caliper? One of them could be seized up. I do this every brake change.
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New Rotors were out of round severly from the box.

Took it to les schwab do i have any reprocussuions against orileys or am i just going to have to eat the cost of having the rotors turned
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should have taken them back and not turned them and why would u not replace the pads ?
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New Rotors were out of round severly from the box.

Took it to les schwab do i have any reprocussuions against orileys or am i just going to have to eat the cost of having the rotors turned
You can talk to them about it and they "may" give you a store credit to purchase something else, especially if they have gotten the same complaints from others about these rotors.
But since you have had them turned and installed, I assume, then they have no way to know if they were out of spec, i.e. you don't have a defective part to return to them so they can return it to the manufacturer to get a credit themselves.

If you can get a credit for the cost of the turning of the two rotors then I would be happy with that.
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