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Old 10-02-2001, 09:25 PM
gdaley gdaley is offline
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It may be worth checking the hubs for runout prior to putting on another set of rotors. I've seen this on other vehicles. Severe overheating can warp the hub as well as the rotors. New rotors will eventually conform to the warp of the hub after repeated heating cycles. I put 4 sets on a Saab 900 before figuring this out. It started when a friend drove me (and my car) home from a New Years party without releasing the parking brake. On that car tha parking brake is a mechanical actuation of the regular front pads. It was at least 5 minutes before they cooled enough to stop glowing. You could have read a book by the glow when he first parked it. In your case the underlying cause could be a sticking caliper or a PO that rode the brake a lot at speed.
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