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Off topic - Nothing wrong with THESE rotors!
« on: June 14, 2020, 07:11:03 PM »
I have a friend (I won't mention her name), but she has a 1999 Buick Century. She was complaining that the car was making squealing noises when she went to put on the brakes.

I went over yesterday and did a brake job for her, but I can't imagine WHY it was making noises!!!

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Re: Off topic - Nothing wrong with THESE rotors!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2020, 08:17:21 PM »
Yikes! My cousin had a similar situation with an Explorer. "Why are the brakes squeaking, my truck won't stop, and the pedal goes to the floor?" Well, after ordering new parts, and guess who (me!) fixed it. Im amazed why people let it go this far and being so dangerous?
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2020, 09:31:09 PM »
One of the pads actually fell out it was so bad.

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Re: Off topic - Nothing wrong with THESE rotors!
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2020, 10:00:08 PM »
There is plenty of meat left on those, you just need to double up on the pads.... ;D
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2020, 10:12:57 PM »
To Quote Willy Wonka
"Everlasting Gobstopper Brakes" never need changing,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Re: Off topic - Nothing wrong with THESE rotors!
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2020, 10:38:13 PM »
My local parts house has one exactly like that sitting on their counter for a few years. The owner was sure all he needed was new pads.
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2020, 12:14:57 AM »
Ed,
  No yearly state vehicle safety inspections where she lives?
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2020, 01:07:48 AM »
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No yearly state vehicle safety inspections where she lives?

Nope. California only requires smog tests.

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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2020, 03:29:54 AM »
what states require yearly inspections?
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2020, 04:12:35 AM »
what states require yearly inspections?



I know Texas does.
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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2020, 04:35:55 AM »
what states require yearly inspections?


New York requires yearly inspections for all antiques, new vehicles and trailers.

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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2020, 05:18:41 AM »
wow, seems like a lot of trips for inspections.
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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2020, 03:08:05 PM »
Wow, I’ve never seen anything like that.  Luckily she has you as a friend otherwise she’d eventually be hitting A wall somewhere!

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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2020, 02:24:25 AM »
Those must be "metallic brakes"...

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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2020, 09:06:01 AM »
what states require yearly inspections?
We have annual safety inspections down here, and a braking performance test is a mandatory part of that. Even if you somehow missed seeing those worn rotors during the visual inspection, the brake test would’ve shown it up. Annual inspection is about $30 and you must have that safety inspection in hand to renew annual registration and compulsory 3rd-party insurance cover.
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