Last post on Oct 30, 2011 at 4:14 AM
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#405 of 409 Re: Warped brake rotors [tsm280z]
Aug 02, 2011 (3:13 pm)
If within the past few thousand miles anyone dropped the wheels for rotation, brake check, etc. take it to them. You might try gotcha by asking to see their wheel changers torque wrench. But he might actually have one, just did not use it.
Most are now recognizing that failure to use torque wrench is the reason for warped rotors. It has been a long known fact but denied by many mechanics. GM has even put out bulletins to mechanics to always use a torque wrench for the wheels because doing otherwise will damage rotors and even the wheel base. If you have cast aluminum wheels, the improper torque warps the mounting face as well as the rotor, so just replacing the rotor still leaves you with a warped wheel. I would not accept a turned rotor because the problem may resurface, but to a lesser degree. The metal will try to rebound a little if properly torqued.
If you can prove they improperly torqued, say an impact wrench, with or without torque-stix was used, then I'd say they owe you new wheels and rotors.
#406 of 409 Re: Warped brake rotors [tsm280z]
Aug 02, 2011 (3:34 pm)
I have a '08 EX with the 2.4L and I'm still on the original brakes and tires with over 70,000 km.
#408 of 409 Funnt Noises
Oct 29, 2011 (2:21 pm)
I have a high pitched sound coming from what I believe is from the rear brakes. Sounds similar to the sound the brake wear indicator would make (not sure if Kias have them) but I have plenty of pad left (34,000 miles).
It only happens on the highway at speeds over 60 mph. If I tap the brakes the noise goes away
and then comes back after I release the brake. This is what makes me believe it's coming from the brakes. If I drop the speed the noise goes away.
I've taken the wheels off to inspect but can't find anything out of the ordinary.
Anyone else have a similar problem?
Oct 30, 2011 (4:14 am)
OE finally wore out, past 60K. I talked my wife into putting Michelins on. What a difference. Ride quality has improved a lot as well as road noise.
Dealer rotated them at next oil change, prematurely since they only had 1000 miles, but idiots used impact wrench, not torque wrench. The warped rotor vibration was starting before I realized it. Some of it has gone away with proper torqueing.
The dealer apparently has added their own alignment rack so they no longer slep the job out and tire installation was done in dealer shop.
Steering seems a little loose when it comes to highway control. A bit more than what had been. It always had a bit of control issue in crosswinds and passing vehicles. A good wax job may reduce some of it, but I also get the feeling that tie rod ends may be involved or the alignment.