In a message dated 2/21/00 12:25:48 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< I once had a problem with pulsating brakes on a car still under warrantee.
I could get the pulsating while just using the parking brake, indicating
the rear drums were the problem. I pulled the front wheels, and measured
the run-out, parallelism, etc. and every thing was within spec. (almost
perfect in fact). So, the car went into the dealer. I explained what the
problem was, gave them my measurements, etc. The result? They
turned the front rotors, and I still had the pulsating. By the time it was
all done, they had ground off enough of the front rotors that I had to
buy new ones at about 40,000 miles, along with the rear drums that they
never did fix... >>
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This kind of S*** really burns me up. The front rotors on my Mitsubishi are
$85.00 each. I just had to replace them, but it was actually time to do so.
But hearing that the DEALER did this to you is just inexcusable.
A suggestion to help reduce rotor warpage. Always tighten your lug nuts with
a torque wrench to the correct spec. Tightening them with a lug wrench to
the hardest pull you can muster will cause problems. You can't tighten them
equally by hand without a torque wrench.
Also, I bought my new front rotors from www.carparts.com and got a 33%
discount. No financial interest on my part, but I got a good deal with only
two mis-shipments. (On the other part I ordered.) They took care of the
mistakes promptly and to my satisfaction.
Philly Region SCCA Rally Steward
'77 MG Midget
'92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport