warped rotors

21,620

Asked by Dec 29, 2016 at 08:53 AM about the 2010 Ford F-150 XL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2010 F-150 40,000 miles, purchased new.  Don't know how I did it, but the
rotors on the front are warped.  I'm retired and it is not like I do a lot of high
speed driving with 40K miles in 6.5 years.  Since the original motorcraft rotors
warped at about 25K miles, any suggestions on a brand of rotor which may
last longer without mortgaging the house for front rotors

5 Answers

57,775

If you recently had the tires rotated they may have over tightened the lug nuts causing the rotors to warp. My 2013 F150 4x4 Ecoboost was returned after the lease was up at 46,000 miles and no issues with the rotors. I did tire rotations myself and used a torque wrench and tightened the lug nuts to the proper torque. I wouldn't be afraid of Motorcraft rotors, but I would make damned sure they kept the pneumatic wrench away from my vehicle and used a torque wrench.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
21,620

Well then it is my fault. I do a five tire rotation every 5K myself. And if the torque specification is 120 lbs or so, I can assure you my lug wrench tightening far exceeded that. Live and learn. Thanks.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
57,775

Buy a Craftsman or similar torque wrench and look up the torque spec in the owner's manual. Spend 50 to 100 bucks on the proper tool and it will save you dollars. Also put on the lug nuts dry with no lubrication or anti-seize. Lubrication amplifies the torque applied and only makes things worse. My 2013 had a 150 ft lb torque spec. Not sure if yours is 150 ft lb, but it does say in the manual.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
21,620

Yep, mine is a 150 lb also. Ohhhhhhhhhhh and I got a torque wrench now, But being 66 it was hard to resist plugging in the compressor and using the pneumatic gun. Never had a problem before with other vehicles, first time pickup truck owner. Thanks.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
57,775

I use the pneumatic gun to remove the lugs. I turn it way down to zip them on then finish in criss-cross pattern with my torque wrench. Using the proper torque will not usually fix an already warped rotor. Best of luck with it.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 9,058 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,995.

Postal Code:

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    9,710
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,660
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,370
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
169 Great Deals out of 10,258 listings starting at $2,230
Used GMC Sierra 1500
238 Great Deals out of 10,311 listings starting at $1,775
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
29 Great Deals out of 664 listings starting at $1,790
Used Toyota Tundra
32 Great Deals out of 1,369 listings starting at $5,871
Used Dodge Ram 1500
40 Great Deals out of 451 listings starting at $3,488
Used Toyota Tacoma
25 Great Deals out of 1,189 listings starting at $4,444
Used Ram 1500
407 Great Deals out of 26,986 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Mustang
6 Great Deals out of 1,033 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
33 Great Deals out of 1,091 listings starting at $2,795
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
5 Great Deals out of 776 listings starting at $4,200
Used Chevrolet Colorado
32 Great Deals out of 2,126 listings starting at $1,999
Used Nissan Titan
37 Great Deals out of 498 listings starting at $6,950
Used Ford Explorer
35 Great Deals out of 1,560 listings starting at $5,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
25 Great Deals out of 1,218 listings starting at $4,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 XL For Sale
4 listings starting at $31,449
2016 Ford F-150 XL For Sale
2 listings starting at $22,900
2014 Ford F-150 XL For Sale
4 listings starting at $16,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.