Front Brake Rotors?

Tiny
STRENGER
  • MEMBER
  • 2012 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
Front brake rotors have half-moon grooves on both sides that look the same.
Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 AT 7:41 AM

6 Replies

Tiny
KEN L
  • MASTER CERTIFIED MECHANIC
  • 42,884 POSTS
Yes, this is normal, it helps with the cooling of the brakes. Are you having a problem, do you need to know how to change them out with the pads? If so, I have included the instructions for the brakes in the diagram below. Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 AT 10:28 AM
Tiny
SQM
  • MECHANIC
  • 6,383 POSTS
Hello,

I think you are mentioning the groves that help with cooling.
So that is completely normal.
Let me know if you have any specific concerns.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

Thank you.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 AT 10:29 AM
Tiny
STRENGER
  • MEMBER
  • 3 POSTS
Thanks, also when applying brakes I hear a little grind at the end of stopping. Maybe need new pads.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 AT 12:31 PM
Tiny
KEN L
  • MASTER CERTIFIED MECHANIC
  • 42,884 POSTS
Yes, that is common. Here is the part number for the front pads:

Front Pads 044650E010 $104.50.
Rear Pads 044660E020 $67.50.

Let me know if you have problems and I can help.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 AT 12:35 PM
Tiny
STRENGER
  • MEMBER
  • 3 POSTS
Thanks for all the help.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, July 4th, 2022 AT 12:36 PM
Tiny
SQM
  • MECHANIC
  • 6,383 POSTS
You are welcome.
Thank you for using 2CarPros.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 AT 8:48 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Sponsored links