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  1. Roadie
    09-29-2017 09:06 AM
    dereco2000
    If one pad wore out and the other is not worn much, the caliper is not sliding like it should. You need to put a little brake caliper lube on the sliding surfaces at a minimum and you may need to rebuild or replace the caliper. If the rotor doesn't have any deep grooves and there is no vibration when braking, you don't need to replace the rotor. I usually buy the "Gold" semi-metallic pads from Autozone. But when it comes to rotors, don't buy cheap. I recently bought Autozone's best rotors for the rear of my F150 and they warped within 1k miles. The F150 97 to 2003 rear brake rotors warping is a typical problem. I need to buy better ones.
  2. dereco2000
    09-29-2017 05:51 AM
    After seeing your post it made me think the only times I ever had a problem with this car was when a mechanic would put on a cheap aftermarket part like my starter, then I did the third and final replacement myself in less than 5 minutes, it was right under the air filter box, just one bolt to unscrew and one wire to unclip! I know, I got lucky with it's placement, but made me sick thinking of what I spent on "labor" for the previous two! And not knowing much about brakes, I wouldn't know if new rotors were crap or not, I do know looks can be very deceiving, and as cheap a deal as some of those kits are, I gotta keep in mind that your lucky to even get what you paid for these days! And with my stock rotors being oversized, they might already be better than what I might buy. And it's one more procedure for something to go wrong on...
    If you think new pads would adapt for me, any advice on breaking in, and good brand, etc...Thanks mate, Dereco2000
  3. dereco2000
    09-29-2017 05:37 AM
    ...it has 4 sensor ABS disc brakes with oversized rotors, engine-speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering and Traction Control System (TCS) with limited-slip differential, you can slam on the brakes knowing your gonna rear end somebody and like in slow-mo feel each one go around in a circle and suddenly your at a silent dead stop way back from what's ahead. So I know I have no warpage and stopped driving it after realizing the prob. I want to just get some very good pads and be done, my front wheels have been black ever since these last ones, so going back to ceramic. Not sure what's considered in bad need of being turned or not. They don't have any deep gouges, evenly "smooth" textured like a vinyl record all the way from the outer edge down to maybe a half inch out from the center then a very slight bump up maybe 1/16" inch raised up a half inch out from the center on each side of both front rotors. You think a new set of pads would "make friends" with what's there?
  4. dereco2000
    09-29-2017 05:35 AM
    Hey mate! So I noticed your post on brakes & not turning the rotors, & was hoping to get some more info out of you & not start a war about it on someone's post! LOL! I'm in a not good situation and thought my "bad-pads" that got put on by my former guy were finally gone cause I heard a brake squeal from fr wheel, then it stopped unless backing up, now doing a screech b-up. FInally realized a pad is gone from one side of r-wheel. So after seeing those "upgrade" kits so cheap online the thought was to get both pads and new rotors and attempt a diy since I have no way to get back from dropping it off at my guys place & cash is tight atm. Never did brakes before, but this car, a 2000 Infiniti I30t, seems to be very user friendly, did plugs at 100,000 m, starter, ign.coils & more. So after reading up on the cheap pads and cool looking drilled out stuff, I re-thought it, working wise, I can't imagine any upgrade to the stopping power I already have...
  5. Lydia1
    07-06-2017 11:13 PM
    Best wishes!
  6. DocAgain
    06-23-2017 09:17 PM
    Roadie...
    Man! Okay so someone told me you had passed... while ago... but maybe just the same user name... did you ever deal with Chevy SUVs on TrailVoy?
    I own my great F-150 and just saw your name here... hoping it is 'you', alive and well.
  7. kcam123
    04-27-2015 08:21 AM
    thanks. I appreciate knowing and can now proceed to removing axle, axle bearings, and seals......my first.
  8. DirtySCREW
    12-08-2009 09:49 PM
    Hello Roadie...I just wanted to say hello as I too am in Wilmington!--DirtySCREW--Adam

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  • About Roadie
    Year
    2002
    Make
    Ford
    Model
    F150
    Body
    Supercab
    Trim
    Lariat FX4 4x4
    Color
    Blue with tan bottom
    Biography
    William E. White
    Location
    Wilmington,NC
    Interests
    Learning and working on autos
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    Mech/NucContractEngineer
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    2002F150LariatFX4Supercab5.4L

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