i had rotors turned then they made terrible noies

Asked by Feb 09, 2017 at 08:30 PM about the 1999 Subaru Legacy

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i had rotors turned on my 99 subaru, put back together and after the lube
wore off it was metal on metal. terrible noise, vibration, rotors very hot to the
touch

9 Answers

10,555

I would go back and double check installation. If everything looks normal, check calipers, they may not be opening up when brakes are released

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84,395

Definitely check the calipers. For future reference, the cost of replacing the rotors is probably very close to what you paid to have the old ones turned. On most vehicles today it's not cost effective in the long run to reuse the old rotors. HTH. -Jim

72,285

"After the lube wore off" what does that mean? Sounds like a stuck caliper or improper installation.

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139,115

Did someone install the pads backwards?

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72,285

Exactly what I was thinking, but "after the lube wore" off really bothers me.

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84,395

Caliper bolt lube?? Maybe?? -Jim

72,285

Yeah, but it doesn't really wear off, as in quickly.

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84,395

Agreed, Bob, but that is the only "lube" I can think of associated with the brakes. -Jim

72,285

That or the grease that goes on the back of the pads to keep the squeaks in check.

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