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

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7,665

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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71,585

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

54,445

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

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82,785

Did someone install the pads backwards?

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54,445

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

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71,585

Caliper bolt lube?? Maybe?? -Jim

54,445

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

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71,585

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

54,445

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

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