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Turning brake rotors

about how much does it cost to have rotors turned? i havent had a chance to look at my parents brakes but i think the rotors are still well above minimum thickness so turning them should be fine. or should i just not bother and get new rotors entirly.

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have they been turned before..

and how old are they..

hmm no more then 20 bucks i think i get mine for free at buddies shop..

but you should be fine..
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i havent got a chance to look at them so i don't know what shape they are in yet, $20 sounds good nice and cheep
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do you know for a fact that they need turned?
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well i know that both my moms escape and dads ranger have no brakes but i phisicaly have not seen them, im still at school and this is my job over spring brake. im just trying to get an idea
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When I worked for Ford we didn't turn rotors on an Escape or a Focus because they are too close to minimum thickness when they are new.
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^^^ great that means new rotors for the escape
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the only thing i would ever reccomend turning is drums, i wouldnt bother turning rotors, your better off just getting new ones. but depending on how much thickness there is to those rotors, you could turn them.


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"Turn um"

Take those rotors to Oreilly or Autozone. Their charge is minimal to turn them. Put a new set of pads on warped rotors and you won't like the peddle wobble when you push on the brake. It is a lot cheaper to turn them than buy new especially if you don't need them. They will let you know as they will measure the thickness before turning them. I've had my rotors turned twice on my "94" Ranger and haven't had to buy new yet but this will probably be the last time. I don't know about the vehicle you mention but you may have to repack the front wheel bearings also. If it needs brake pads it needs this service. If you don't feel comfortable doing this type service take it to a reputable repair shop. Those front wheels are pretty important at 75 miles an hour.

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the only thing i would ever reccomend turning is drums, i wouldnt bother turning rotors, your better off just getting new ones. but depending on how much thickness there is to those rotors, you could turn them.


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I concur
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well both rigs are 4x4s so i dont have to worry about bearings, but i think both my moms escape and my dads ranger have had brakes done at the dealer in th past and they probabaly turned em so i will have to measur the rotors to see if they are ok, thank for you comments guys
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