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Wanted to gather information on the wear of front rotors. Yesterday I noticed a rubbing sound from the front brake rotors. Kind of like I had a high spot on one of the rotors, ya know, wheel goes round and about every rotation at some point you here the brake rotor dragging.
Have good braking and about 1/3 pad left.
26K miles.
Replaced all pads about 12K miles ago.
2003.

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Wanted to gather information on the wear of front rotors. Yesterday I noticed a rubbing sound from the front brake rotors. Kind of like I had a high spot on one of the rotors, ya know, wheel goes round and about every rotation at some point you here the brake rotor dragging.
Have good braking and about 1/3 pad left.
26K miles.
Replaced all pads about 12K miles ago.
2003.

Thanks!
You're absolutely correct diagnosing a high spot.

Of course, EVERYONE is going to tell you is that your rotor is warped :rolleyes: when what you've probably got is thickness variation (TV) caused by cementite buildup. This stuff is amazingly hard and is classified as a ceramic.

http://www.stoptech.com/tech_info/wp_warped_brakedisk.shtml

I've used fine garnet paper and a block of wood in the past to remove it. Scrub in a circular motion and remember - you normally can't see it. Takes some elbow grease but it works well. :thumb:
 

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