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

9 Answers

18,775

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.
445

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.
5,305

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.
3,445

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

3,445

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

55,265

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.
10

I have a 2011 Camry SE. I drive about 1000 miles a week, almost all highway. I'm currently over 175000 miles and my third set of brakes. The last two sets have warped rotors causing that pulsing as I brake. It is irritating! Should I use slotted rotors instead. Would that help? Slotted rotors are mainly for racing. However since they are designed to dissipate heat quickly, I'd think they would be great to use on cars that typically have warped rotor issues. Thought?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 86,817 nationwide Camry listings starting at $800.

ZIP:

Toyota Camry Experts

  • #1
    Reelin68
    Reputation
    14,040
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,780
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    3,060
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,096 Great Deals out of 73,575 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Corolla
940 Great Deals out of 65,487 listings starting at $1,850
Used Honda Civic
798 Great Deals out of 60,931 listings starting at $950
Used Nissan Altima
1,323 Great Deals out of 77,580 listings starting at $1,695
Used Toyota Avalon
221 Great Deals out of 15,989 listings starting at $997
Used Hyundai Sonata
888 Great Deals out of 56,571 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Maxima
323 Great Deals out of 21,817 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota 4Runner
343 Great Deals out of 26,695 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Tacoma
705 Great Deals out of 45,624 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Camry For Sale
47,900 listings starting at $19,189
2017 Toyota Camry For Sale
84 Great Deals out of 4,729 listings starting at $10,000
2016 Toyota Camry For Sale
135 Great Deals out of 6,617 listings starting at $9,950
2015 Toyota Camry For Sale
196 Great Deals out of 6,125 listings starting at $9,500
2014 Toyota Camry For Sale
275 Great Deals out of 5,720 listings starting at $6,995

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.