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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Esteban86K5, Mar 16, 2001.

  1. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    So I took my tires off to replace my Squeeling brake pads. And what did I find? My rotor has two big grooves in it from the rivets on the pads. Then I found a hub worn out. Then I found the ball joints to e a little to playfull(loose). Then I found my bearings full of water, and finally I found my tie rod ends to be loose also. DOES IT EVER END?????????

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  2. wayne

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    No! That's what makes it fun.

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  3. BlazerGuy

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    That happened to me when I went to repack the bearings [​IMG] Rotors are expensive [​IMG]

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    yeah, i was taking out my carpet for my herculiner [waiting for 1st coat to dry as i speak] and found a rust hole! bout 1.5 inches tall, and 4 inches wide.
    get the welder out!!!!

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    No, if you're lucky and your truck really loves you then it'll give you a break every now and then [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Keep your feet dry [​IMG]
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    Check out carparts.com The AR-8400 are vented rotors for my front 10bolt. $54.84. Shawn posted a 25% off coupon, so that should make it easier on you.

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  7. dyeager535

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    Got a question for everyone..if you have a groove or two in your rotor, but its not warped, what do you think about NOT replacing them? With the surface area of the rotor being as big as it is, and the pad wearing down to fit the groove anyways, as long as there aren't many, many grooves, wouldn't new pads alone work ok? I know people are going to say don't mess around with brakes, but remember, they used to use drum front brakes. I guarantee that the disks, even with a groove or two, stop better than that.

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  8. Esteban86K5

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    I did that before and basically what happens is you get an enormous amount of vibration when you stop. Some shops turn the rotors for free if you buy the brake pads form them.

    Esteban
     

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