2002 Chevy Tahoe Warped Rotor Rear Brakes caused by? Any s

Tiny
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES
I have a 2002 Chevy Tahoe. The rear brake pads were replaced about 6 months ago. I recently started hearing a noise from the passenger rear tire. A mechanic looked at it and said it was a warped rotor.
1) What could be causing the rotor to get warped?
2)Am I looking at some expensive repairs or do I just need to replace the rotor?

3)Should I do both at the same time?
4) I am taking a cross country trip and I have children with me I really need some help so I dont have an accident or problems on the road.

Thanks so much
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 12:32 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Brake rotor warpage is not uncommon, this is due to the extremal high temps created when braking. The warping is a natural reaction of this constant expansion and contraction of the disc's rotor material. If the rotor is with in thickness limits you can have it re machined again, but if you decide to replace it, do both rears as a pair.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 6:02 PM

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