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A brake rotor, also called a brake disc, is the circular part that a car's brake pads grab onto when the brake pedal is pushed. Brake rotors help create the friction needed to stop a car's wheels from turning. They come ... More »

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Some tips regarding resurfacing brake rotors are to know the difference between a brake rotor that may benefit from resurfacing and one that must be replaced and that, when resurfacing a brake rotor, use a dial indicator... More »

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To install or replace disc brakes in a car, start by removing the wheel and taking out the calipers with the hose attached. Install the new rotor and replace the calipers if necessary, then drain all the liquid from the ... More »

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The most common reason for brake grinding noises is thin brake pads that press the pedal causing contact between the rotor and the metal backing plate of the pad. If the vehicle has brake shoes on the rear, a similar con... More »

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An uneven rotor surface is the most common cause of pulsation that drivers feel in their brake pedal while braking. Tomorrow's Technician explains that the surface of brake rotors, sometimes called brake discs, should no... More »

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Disc brakes, which are the most common type of brake assembly, contain brake pads, a rotor, caliper and support. The master cylinder, which is located in the engine compartment, the brake lines and brake fluid are also p... More »

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Fix squeaky brakes by replacing the brake pads, sanding down and cleaning out the rotor surface, and adding lubrication to the brake pad surface and areas around the wheel attachment. In normal cases where squeaking occu... More »

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