why do the front rotors warp so frequently?

25

Asked by Nov 25, 2006 at 08:26 PM about the 1994 Toyota Camry LE V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

8 Answers

17,785

Hello It's hard to say without knowing more details about how the car is driven, as rotor problems are usually very driver-dependent. Rotor warpage is typically due to overheating. You may want to keep an eye on your temperature gauge and make sure that your engine is not running too hot. CarGrrl

0 of 1 people found this helpful.
425

Good point CarGrrl, also, Rotors and pads (when new) must be broken in, if you drive aggressively, heating the pads too much when they are getting to know the rotors will result in warping. Warping from the get go, constitutes severe warping as the pads and rotors get old. Also, straying from Toyota pads and rotors to those of aftermarket companies will more than likely result in an inferior experience.

1 of 2 people found this helpful.

On Rotor Warping "Excessive heat, rapid cooling and numerous heat cycles are what causes warping" "The biggest problem isn't rapid brake heating, it's rapid cooling. Such as high peak temperatures caused by a hard stop, followed by a long cooling off period. This is why adding cooling ducts to a vehicle with such an undersized brake system can make it an even more efficient rotor-warping device." Dino Cresentinin & Steve Ruiz of Autospecialty (brakes) from Imran

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
35

heat makes the rotors warp , your front brakes could be doing most of the work , maybe the rear brakes are out of adjustment or the master cyl is weak or bad not pushing enough pressure to the back brakes . are you replacing the rotors or having them cut each time you do the brakes . the rear brakes must do their job or the front brakes will be overworked

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
5,155

The most common reason is that the driver is riding the brakes, or braking too hard. Make sure that you are not resting your foot on the brake pedal when driving. Also, don't wash your car and spray the wheels down after a drive with hard braking. The quick temperature change will warp them.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
3,105

Keep your foot off gas and bk at same time I do it sometime Drag my foot

3,105

Camry have big sub frame under front. They all go through pads Be side that I love my camry..heavy ft end

47,565

Hammering on the lug nuts with an impact gun will over-torque the lugs and this can warp the rotors.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 90,761 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,599.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Camry Questions

Toyota Camry Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 12,680
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,470
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 2,970
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
941 Great Deals out of 77,703 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Corolla
855 Great Deals out of 70,725 listings starting at $1,874
Used Honda Civic
811 Great Deals out of 88,080 listings starting at $1,299
Used Nissan Altima
1,153 Great Deals out of 79,636 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Avalon
202 Great Deals out of 12,919 listings starting at $1,600
Used Hyundai Sonata
823 Great Deals out of 46,078 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Maxima
323 Great Deals out of 24,375 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota 4Runner
259 Great Deals out of 19,034 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
472 Great Deals out of 41,615 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Camry For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 52,945 listings starting at $14,449
2016 Toyota Camry For Sale
131 Great Deals out of 6,889 listings starting at $12,497
2015 Toyota Camry For Sale
126 Great Deals out of 5,160 listings starting at $10,995
2014 Toyota Camry For Sale
296 Great Deals out of 8,917 listings starting at $8,995

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.