1997 Plymouth Breeze brake rotors

Tiny
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  • 1997 PLYMOUTH BREEZE
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  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
1997 Plymouth Breeze 4 cylinder mileage: 80,000. I had my front brake pads replaced in October 1999 and ever since my brakes have not felt right. They kind of feel warped? I took it back to have them look at it and they said it sounds like a brake problem and when I told them that they just replaced my brakes a few months ago, after looking at it, they decided that my problem was not a brake problem and that they didn't know what was causing the problem but that it was not a brake problem. Today, I took my car to another repair place and they told me that whomever did my original brake job cut my rotors too thin. He said 2500's to 3000's under the legal spec. And that my rotors are bad and need to be replaced. Is it possible to cut them too thin, and if so, what problems could that cause. And is there a way to know and/or prove that they were cut too thin? Thank you so much for this service.
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Tiny
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It is possible to machine the rotors too thin. Stamped on the rotor is a minimum thickness they should be machined to. If the rotors are machine below the minimum thickness, the brakes will not dissipate the heat and warping of the rotors can occur. When the rotors become to thin, they need to be replaced. If your rotors are thinner than the minimum thickness, they were machined that way.
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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 AT 12:11 AM

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