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Posts Tagged: brake rotor warp

Brake rotor warp is a myth

Brake rotor warp — Does it really exist or is it a myth? Brake rotor warp — there’s no such thing When people talk about brake rotor warp, it’s usually because they’re experiencing a brake pedal pulsation or “judder.” They call it warp because it’s a common myth that heavy braking can warp a brake rotor. But brake pedal pulsation is actually caused by disc thickness variation due to lateral runout, not actual rotor warp. That’s because, while brake rotors can overheat from heavy use, they don’t warp from that … Read More

Prevent brake rotor warp

How to prevent brake rotor warp This is part of a two-part series on brake pedal pulsation that’s described by drivers as, “Car shakes when braking.” Read this article after you’ve read PART ONE You can stop brake rotors from “warping” by following “best practices” when doing a brake job. If you skip the cleaning process, you’ll actually cause brake pedal pulsation commonly called brake rotor warping. People will tell you the car shaking when braking (pulsation) is caused by warped rotors. They’re wrong. The rotors aren’t warped. Brake pedal … Read More


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