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BiHStL
06-16-2004, 12:01 PM
I am fed up with it, my rotors are warped and i feelt it. the car pulsates, and it is horrible. Its a matter of time until someone gets in a crash or hits something because of these rotors.

We should all get a petition going, everyone who has this problem should sign up and we should send it to GM, see if they can help us on replacing our rotors, because i dont have 300 dollars to give away just like that, anyways its GM's problem, they should fix it.

We really should get a petition going, what do you all think?

AznGA
06-16-2004, 12:33 PM
I was ****ed about this too, but I got my warped rotors machined at about 38k miles. I now have 48k miles, still with stock rotors.

BiHStL
06-16-2004, 01:17 PM
how much did it cost you to get them machined?

DXP
06-16-2004, 01:55 PM
I have had this promblem 3 time myself on my 2001 Grand am Gt . First they went at 10 months Then again 7 months later. Both fixed under warrenty and now they just went 11months later and this time a ended up paying big bucks for it.

I'm fed up tooooo! This promblem affects the steering at high speeds!!!!!!!

I sign the petition right now.

I'm currently looking into the lemon law about this because in is a safty issue and it has happened to me 3 times already and i know it will happen again.

jmonte345
06-16-2004, 02:06 PM
I am fed up with it, my rotors are warped and i feelt it. the car pulsates, and it is horrible. Its a matter of time until someone gets in a crash or hits something because of these rotors.

We should all get a petition going, everyone who has this problem should sign up and we should send it to GM, see if they can help us on replacing our rotors, because i dont have 300 dollars to give away just like that, anyways its GM's problem, they should fix it.

We really should get a petition going, what do you all think?

True it does suck, but where the hell are you buying your rotors for $150 bux a piece??

Go to www.rockauto.com they are much cheaper

CoopGT
06-16-2004, 02:15 PM
I hate to say this but you would probably have the same problem if you owned a Ford or Dodge also . Most of the American maunfacturers are using really cheap metal for there rotors . I had the same problem with the rotors on my 97 dodge dakota . They were warped at about 13,000 miles . And the worst part was it happened after the brake warrenty was up at 12,000 miles . It cost me $300 for the 2 rotors & I did the work myself .

The rotors warping also has a lot to do with how you drive . I tend to brake late & hard . So I end up going through rotors quite a bite.

BiHStL
06-16-2004, 02:26 PM
jmonte, i meant 300 for instalation and all, i dont know how to change rotors myself, YET

jmonte345
06-16-2004, 02:29 PM
jmonte, i meant 300 for instalation and all, i dont know how to change rotors myself, YET

Maybe it's time to learn, they are really easy to do and it would save you a bunch of money.

BiHStL
06-16-2004, 02:30 PM
yes it does affect the steering i think it is as much of a hazard as the turn signal recal that sum ga's have. Its a metter of time until it becomes a recall

BiHStL
06-16-2004, 02:32 PM
do you all know how much it costs to have them machined?

jmonte345
06-16-2004, 02:36 PM
do you all know how much it costs to have them machined?

I don't know how much if you take to a shop, but if you take them off yourself I think an auto parts store charges like 5 bux a rotor to turn them.

CoopGT
06-16-2004, 03:00 PM
*iagree*

2Dambad
06-16-2004, 03:04 PM
do you all know how much it costs to have them machined?
Having them turned wont cure the problem, it will only hide it temporarily. Get new rotors and pads. Organize a St Louis mod/fix day and hopefully someone can help you replace the rotors.

kenneth_gt_74
06-16-2004, 03:08 PM
Before getting my GT my Alero had the same problem.****ed me off...and i also brake late and hard at times but still..even after machining them it wasn't long till the problem came back.

crazypontiac03
06-16-2004, 03:09 PM
IM in 18k and already have warrped rotors wtf!! Gm should fixed it RIGHT the first time!

BiHStL
06-16-2004, 07:43 PM
so if i took it to a auto shop, could they turn it for cheap. I just want this fixed until atleast the end of summer, then i will get new rotors, but now im strapped for $, if the machining will cure it for about 2-3 months, it would be ok.

cavingman
06-16-2004, 07:47 PM
too bad your not near me id turn em for ya for free :D

BiHStL
06-16-2004, 07:49 PM
thanks cavingman, maybe ill drive to philly lol
by the time i drive back, the rotors would warp again

BiHStL
06-16-2004, 07:50 PM
do you guys know how much a shop might possibly charge to install rotors. Any good shops you guys could recomond, If the turning costs too much, i will just deal with it and go buy sum as soon as i can!

cavingman
06-16-2004, 07:54 PM
honestly your gonna be better off buying new rotors. by the time you count labor and parts and everything your at the cost of a new set.

BiHStL
06-16-2004, 08:01 PM
for 200-300 dolaars, do you think i could get like decent rotors and pads from like advanceautopart and get them intalled at like a dealer, i think there is a ponti dealer here that charges like $65/hour

NjccBflo
06-16-2004, 08:24 PM
anyone having probs with the powerslots??? i threw them on shortly after i got this girl about year ago... 14k hard miles (winter too) and no probs yet.

xxbackhillxx
06-16-2004, 08:28 PM
Maybe it's time to learn, they are really easy to do and it would save you a bunch of money.

OT: shelby twp eh? im on the west side macomb what?? check out www.greaterdetroitconcepts.com :thumbs:

AznGA
06-16-2004, 08:51 PM
how much did it cost you to get them machined?
I don't remember, but it was pretty cheap at Midas. Around $50 I believe.

BiHStL
06-16-2004, 08:52 PM
ok, is midas a good place to go to?

BiHStL
06-16-2004, 08:56 PM
i mean to go there and have them even replace my rotors, are they reliable?

AznGA
06-16-2004, 09:02 PM
Oh ya, I would say Midas is one of the best for brakes. They have warranty too.

Homer14
06-19-2004, 04:07 AM
What exactly would warped rotors sound like ? I have 20k on my GT and i'm getting some noise from the brakes ..sounds like the pads are worn to the rivits and there grinding into the rotors ...BUT the rotors look fine ..i.e no unusal grooves -n-such ...

Roush GT
06-19-2004, 05:30 AM
Just get some powerslots.. they saved me a few times.

AznGA
06-19-2004, 11:17 AM
What exactly would warped rotors sound like ? I have 20k on my GT and i'm getting some noise from the brakes ..sounds like the pads are worn to the rivits and there grinding into the rotors ...BUT the rotors look fine ..i.e no unusal grooves -n-such ...
I don't think they neccesarily make sound. You can feel your steering wheel shaking when you brake at high speeds.

Homer14
06-19-2004, 11:24 AM
Thanks for the info ..I think i'll just pull the wheels and have a good look...

BiHStL
06-19-2004, 10:24 PM
when they are warped, there is no specific sound, you just feel it, and it suks

2Dambad
06-20-2004, 07:27 AM
ok, is midas a good place to go to?
Many places wont install parts that arent sold there. It makes the warranty a pain. They install rotors for you, they warp, you complain to them to fix it, it aint there parts. Why dont you set up a "mod day" for all the St Louis people and I am sure someone will help with your brakes, they aren't hard to do. Hell I put a new set on my GP yesterday in 2 hours, including coffee brakes.

tranceokido
06-20-2004, 07:42 AM
Changing the rotors is really easy..but if you want a shop to "turn" them for you...your gonna have to take them off first. I say buy some nice rotors and pads and then try to install them yourself. You really can't screw it up unless you don't bolt the brake caliper back in. To bad I don't have a digi cam otherwise I would just take my brakes off and do a write up just so you could try...

snwman
06-20-2004, 08:47 AM
dont buy oem, just buy some aftermarket raybestos. I had them last about twice as long as OEM before I swapped em out for the baer kit.