Brake Rotor (appearance will vary) When brakes pads wear out it will cause the rotor to contact the brake pad backing plate. This backing plate is made of metal and will destroy the brake rotor (image below). If this condition is allowed to continue brake operation could fail completely. When replacing a brake rotor always insist on high quality replacement brake rotors. If cheap replacement parts are used it can cause the brake rotor to squeak and prematurely warp due to heat. If you are replacing brake pads and not brake rotors a newly machined surface is recommended before installing new brake pads to ensure proper brake operation. If this operation is not performed it can cause the brake pedal to pulsate or the brakes to squeak.
Broken Brake Rotor Visit - How to Replace Front Brake Pads and Rotors
- When replacing a brake caliper make sure the sealing washer is not leaking
- If a brake caliper slide has seized use an anti-rust solvent such as wd40 or equivalent