Join Date: Jan 2012
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Rotor shredded and wobbling- help!!
ok guys my 01 f250 i bought recently is giving me a hard time! the old owner must have not serviced a @(#& thing ever.... just redid two frozen rear calipers which toasted my rotors and pads.... so that was expensive enough.
now my front end is having problems. i was hearing a grinding/rattling type sound that seemed to be coming from my front driver side. i figured id wait a week since i wouldnt be driving and check it out when i installed my lift.... well in driving to get my new leaf springs the grinding got bad before i got out of the neighborhood so i limped her home and busted off the tires. my drivers side brakes are good but my passenger side rotor is ground to $%^^ along the top 1/2 inch of both sides, along with the pads, and its even scarring on both sides. my caliper is good, and no junk fell out from between the pad and rotor so im confused?
i spun the rotor assembly and heard the grinding sound, sounds like shot bearings or something, though it wasnt noticeably harder to turn than the other side. i also noticed the rotor seemed to wobble if i played with it. could this be wheel bearing or something? ive never played with 4x4 stuff so i didnt get too much further than that. mainly because i decided to put it all together to drive to autozone to ask my buddy and in my frustration i read the wrong torque value and broke a caliper slide pin bolt off.... oops
help me out please, i finally got to autozone and they have no clue except to put an entire new hub assembly on for 250 a pop! plus the new rotor and pads ill need.
is this the proper and route or is there a cheaper way to do this if its just a dang bearing?
also if i do have to do the whole hub i reckon i should just do both sides at the same time, what do yall think? if thats what i need can anyone do reccomend somewhere to get the hub cheaper or is that going to be my price?
and the final question, since im planning on building a lot of power in this beast, since i have to redo the rotors and such anyway. would yall reccommend a specific type of higher performance caliper, rotor, or pad than the standard autozone oem stuff?
01 F250 Lariat CCSB, BTS, ICON 4", 35" Toyo MT on 18" Fuel Hostage, DP F6 Tuner, 6637, 5" pipe-muffler, Recon lights all around, 35W Retro HIDS, Custom LED interior
HEROS NEVER FALL.... THEY EARN THEIR WINGS.... RIP LCPL JASON D. HILL - IRONMAN, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. SEP 18 1990 -JUNE 11 2011
Last edited by RDG; 04-01-2012 at 11:16 PM.
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