New brakes - New issues (my truck not Camaro) - Team Camaro Tech
Non-Camaro Tech Problems and Issues with your daily driver or other non-Camaro vehicles.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old May 30th, 12, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
Matt
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 3,120
New brakes - New issues (my truck not Camaro)

Posting in bench racing as this is about my truck rather than camaro. Hoping to get some advice from the gurus here. I changed front brake pads on my 08 Dodge Ram 1500 over the weekend. Had the rotors turned as well. Put all back together and now get a wobble/pulsating feeling when applying the brake. I feel it through the brake pedal. This is very visible at higher speeds. I double checked the torque (130 ft/lbs) on the lug nuts as the manual says that's very important to avoid rotor warping. Hoping that something is not seated right but I have a feeling my rotors are warped.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

Matt

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

zlek131 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old May 30th, 12, 08:59 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
John
 
Vintage 68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Moraga,Ca.,USA
Posts: 13,705
Unhappy Re: New brakes - New issues (my truck not camaro)

Quote:
Originally Posted by zlek131 View Post
... Hoping that something is not seated right but I have a feeling my rotors are warped.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.
They 'goofed-up' the set-up of the unit and turned a warp into your rotor(s) for you
My advise is to check the 'Run-out' of each of the rotors and return the one(s) they miss-turned to them for correction ...
I my experience, the person doing the 'turning' is more of a problem than any rotor I've run into

If the machining issue is great enough to be very noticeable at low speeds, then the rotor(s) are likely to be beyond their useful thickness spec.s if turned to correct.
Soooo - you may be looking at new rotors in that case.
And IF you buy new rotors - DO NOT let them try to "turn/true" them for you before you get out of there
If a 'new' rotor doesn't meet run-out spec. then return it for one that does

And from now on ...
Don't bother turning any in-service rotor that does not have a issue or only shows light surface marking - the new pads will smooth out the rotor service in no time and the pad life will be much better in the long run.
I never turn rotors that are performing correctly - and most of time will just replace a defective rotor.
This from a guy with over 400K on a set of 12" rotors on his old truck

1968 Convertible
Some trucks
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Other V8 things - some of which float
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Other V6 things - none of which float
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Oh yeah, and 1 "Straight-Six" ...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


If a man says something in the garage - and his wife can't hear him - is he still wrong !!!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Vintage 68 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old May 30th, 12, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
Matt
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 3,120
Re: New brakes - New issues (my truck not camaro)

Yeah I had a feeling that's what they did (turned warp into the rotors). Deep inside I knew I shouldn't have turned them and simply installed new pads and be done with it. Sounds like I caused myself additional work. I'll check the run-out and rotor thickness in the next few days and go from there. Thanks for your feedback.

Matt

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

zlek131 is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old May 30th, 12, 05:38 PM
Senior Tech
Steiner
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lyman, SC
Posts: 8,348
Re: New brakes - New issues (my truck not Camaro)

I didn't know Dodge was making rotors thick enough to even be turned now. I've read that the Challengers have a real big problem with the rotors being undersized and warping very early. Changed all pads on the Durango at 60k service to be safe. All was well.

'69 Camaro
Dart 400-AFR 195-224/224 HR-Powerjection III TB with F.A.S.T. Sportsman XFI
TKO 600-Moser 3.42-Detroit Truetrac
500hp/538lbft

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'69 Camaro Beater-SFT 327-M20-Moser 4.10-sold
'02 Z/28 vert-stock-sold and totaled
Steiner is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome