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Old 12-25-2012, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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02 Bull. Recently my abs light has been coming on, and my brakes sound like a train slamming on the brakes. most of my noise is in the LH driver side brake. What is it ? Obviously need brakes, but what is causing my problem now. Brake caliper sticking ?

Next question's: 1. Will i benefit a whole lot from installing slotted rotors ?
2. And are ceramic pads a good route, i know they will disapete heat more quickly and not get as hot as semi-metallic pads. But is all of that necessary ? My driving style has me not using my brakes as much and hard as most people.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need new pad's and rotors. There are wear indicator's on the brake pads themselves that cause a grinding noise.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Train noise is either the wear indicators scraping on the rotors or the pads are completely worn down and you have metal on metal.

Slotted rotors are not worth it for normal use. Go with a standard rotor.

Stock pads are ceramic I believe. You get much more brake dust with semi metallics. So I would go with a standard brake job.
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Have you taken a wheel off and looked at the brakes? My bet is you need a full brake job. As said slotted/drilled rotors on a Bull is not necessary unless you are doing AutoX.

Just hope your rotors dont look like this...



My brother told me 2 days earlier that his brakes arent stopping like they did, and he's hearing a grinding noise. Needless to say there was nothing left, because of a bad flex brake hose............ yea he's not smart.
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Yikes Now that is bad.
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I have installed the cheapest "made in china" blank NAPA Premium rotors on two different cars and had no issues with them (granted, these are pretty much the only rotors you can count on being available in-stores without a special order). As for brake pads, don't read too much into the material content. It's all marketing. Just go by word of mouth. I have tried NAPA Adaptive One, Wagner Thermoquet, and AutoZone Gold C-Max. All of these were very good. I have been impressed with Wagner Thermoquiet (QC598) as these were replacing my StopTech brake pads, and I honestly didn't feel much difference in stopping power in street driving even though StopTech are supposed to be very high performance. The Wagner brake pads were a lot cleaner though.
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sousa,,,,,,,,,,,,that is one chewed up rotor. Did you get the vehicle like that ? please tell me you check your rotors every now and then.
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I saw in the AAP store, on the brake "demo" stand, one rotor looking exactly like that of sousa632's brother. I wonder if he sold it to them
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sousa,,,,,,,,,,,,that is one chewed up rotor. Did you get the vehicle like that ? please tell me you check your rotors every now and then.
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My brother told me 2 days earlier that his brakes arent stopping like they did, and he's hearing a grinding noise. Needless to say there was nothing left, because of a bad flex brake hose............ yea he's not smart.
I'm the one who works on all the cars in my family. I'm also the one that everyone says is ALWAYS working on my cars(which is true). It's not mine cause I'd be embarrased as anything if this was my vehicle.
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Well was 60 miles from home. parked the car to do some business ! Got back in car, put in reverse.....no movement, fowards very little movement. Finally said F it put in reverse and mashed the gas, heard a noise after it broke free, went to inspect, and found my inner brake pad..... the slider pin on the caliper bracket was frozen causing my pad/rotor contact. Limped the car home. thought ineeded a brake caliper so i got one. wrong one, the next 2 were wrong also.. The mouting bracket that came with all three calipers were to short in height. But i found a brake caliper slider pin at my local parts store..................... Yep....i'm a dumazz for not inspecting further. Put the new Wagner Thermo Quiet Ceramic pads and new rotors,,,,,,,, love those pads they are great !!!!! So there was the answer to my brake problem= a frozen slider pin.
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