Jump to content
Forums Gone... but not forgotten!
Pontiac of the Month

64 kiwi boni's 1964 Bonneville

2023 February
of the Month

  • Welcome!

    Welcome to Forever Pontiac, where we keep the memory of Pontiac alive with great discussion, maintenance tips, restoration/modification progression "blogs" and help from professional & DIY mechanics. Also, wonderful competitions that occur regularly. Please register for an absolutely free account to join in!

Ring Around the Rotor

Recommended Posts

Need a little help trying to figure out how do u get a ring along the outer the edge the rotor. I can hear the grinding when I turn the wheel sharply but not all the way to the right or left. Has this happened to anyone before?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

how old are the pads?

are they the OEM rotors?

Have they ever been cut?

because the brake rotors and pads are wearable items they will lose material, both metal and organic pads. because the pads dont cover the entire rotor the rotor there is going to be a ring of material at the top of the rotor because it is never touched by the pad

if it is a scrape noise then there is a good indication that you are on the sensor. that means that you are in need of brakes.

if there is a gouge in your rotor, lets say in the middle of the rotor, then the sensor is/has been touching for some time. also there could be a piece of debris that is wedged between the rotor and the pad.

hope it helps

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Pics would greatly help out.

To me, it sounds like the rotor is out of spec, thickness-wise. Sounds like you have not been resurfacing your rotors in between brake jobs. Pad slaps are very unwise to do.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.