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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-09, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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2000 Taurus. Last night did new front rotors and pads on both sides for a friend of mine. Today she says there's a ring of some sort on the new rotor and the brake pedal pulsates. Any tips or suggestions??

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-23-09, 09:12 AM
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Some new rotors come with a glue like protective film to prevent rust. Did you check/remove this before installing?
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Standard procedure is to shoot brake cleaner on the new rotors to remove the protective film. Then wash the rotor with soap and water before installing. Failure to do that can result in improper break in. Also, did you buy premium rotors, or the cheap white box, no-name stuff. Those are know for being garbage right out of the box. Read these posts

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yes i Shot them with brake cleaner and wiped them down.. did not wash with soap and water. Yea their the cheap white box rotors. my buddys girlfriend im doing this for. should i take them off and clean them again? go have them turned? or just tell her there aint nothin to do but spend the money on premium rotors? pulsating is usually a warped rotor though isnt it?
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Since she already has them, I'd probably check how much a good set would cost and how much a SLIGHT turning would be. Maybe where she bought them would turn them for her. When they're a cheap set, the heat will warp them again pretty fast.

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When they're a cheap set, the heat will warp them again pretty fast.
Yep Yep! Bought a set for my pickup, had to turn them within 100 miles. Didn't really save a thing in the end.
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I guess a lot of people that were in the trade ( back then ) arn't on this site. ALL NEW
rotors and drums White box or not are supposed to be turned before installing. We used to anyway. You wouldn't believe how for out a new rotor or drum can be out of the box.
It's a mass produced casting. What do you expect !
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I guess a lot of people that were in the trade ( back then ) arn't on this site. ALL NEW
rotors and drums White box or not are supposed to be turned before installing. We used to anyway. You wouldn't believe how for out a new rotor or drum can be out of the box.
It's a mass produced casting. What do you expect !
Very true Chip
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Just offhand, what is the torque for a car like a 2000 Taurus? I've never torqued the lugs, but I have a pretty trained hand and never warped a rotor...but hey, I have a torque wrench and I guess I could use it. Still, you never see a tire guy use one.
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80ft. lb.

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