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brake rotor bright red

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I think a caliper locked up on me. It started to pull hard left.t. i drove for alittle 10 minutes~ then pulled over didNT find anything then drove for another 5 minutes. Stopped and the rotor was bright rede ( front left). Break pedal went to the floor. I let it cool down for about 2 hours.
rim hot hubcap hot. Once cold it drove like nothing was wrong. Inside of caliper has some shallow groves.
I am thinking the bearing loose???? causeing rotor wobble. then and caliper ceased then release.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO GET HER BACK ON THE ROAD?
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New calipers (2), new brake pads (2), new left rotor, inspect left bearing, inspect bearing seal. Clean old grease out and grease bearing.

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Turn the second rotor or replace it.
 

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I think he was saying you could turn the rotor on right side but replace one on the left. But if i could afford it i would change both IMO.
 

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I think he was saying you could turn the rotor on right side but replace one on the left. But if i could afford it i would change both IMO.
That is correct. I assumed it was ok, but turning it is a very good practice. Replacement gets you the same end result. Go either way.
 

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The rule in doing brakes is to always do both sides at the same time.

I always have new rotors or drums turned true also. I have pulled to many new ones out of boxes and had front end shake after install.
 
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