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Hi Everyone. I recently just replaced my brake pads by ordering them online and having someone put them in for me (saved almost 700 dollars by not going to the dealership), but I have gotten some intense squeaking afterwards from the change. I originally though that it was not put in right, but taking it to the dealership, I found out that the rotors itself needed changing. They let me feel the rotors, and they were uneven a bit.

Now here's my question, can the cross drilled rotors on the ISF be resurfaced? I can't bear to spend the 1000+ on new rotors after having put in new ones only about a year and half ago. One dealership said they will not resurface at all because the rotors will eventually develop spider cracks and who knows what will happen afterwards. Another dealership said yes they would but its very risky and I shouldn't. Their also charging $450 just to resurface them :(.

I am completely stumped on how to go about this in a way that I won't have to keep shelling out so much money to them. Are they lieing about the rotors or can I get them resurfaced? If I need to eventually buy rotors, I will buy some online and have someone put them in, but if I could simply resurface I would rather do it. I can feel the uneveness on the rotors themself, and with the squeaking i'm guessing it's pretty bad. Any Ideas? Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi Everyone. I recently just replaced my brake pads by ordering them online and having someone put them in for me (saved almost 700 dollars by not going to the dealership), but I have gotten some intense squeaking afterwards from the change. I originally though that it was not put in right, but taking it to the dealership, I found out that the rotors itself needed changing. They let me feel the rotors, and they were uneven a bit.

Now here's my question, can the cross drilled rotors on the ISF be resurfaced? I can't bear to spend the 1000+ on new rotors after having put in new ones only about a year and half ago. One dealership said they will not resurface at all because the rotors will eventually develop spider cracks and who knows what will happen afterwards. Another dealership said yes they would but its very risky and I shouldn't. Their also charging $450 just to resurface them :(.



I am completely stumped on how to go about this in a way that I won't have to keep shelling out so much money to them. Are they lieing about the rotors or can I get them resurfaced? If I need to eventually buy rotors, I will buy some online and have someone put them in, but if I could simply resurface I would rather do it. I can feel the uneveness on the rotors themself, and with the squeaking i'm guessing it's pretty bad. Any Ideas? Thanks in advance.

This is exactly why I build relation ship with one service guy at my Lexus dealership...I always go to him and when it came time to do breaks i felt very comfortable with his evaluation. the front rotors were visibly too far gone and by measure. when they did the inspection on all four corners they sugested replace front rotors and just surface the rears....there was never a maybe this maybe that. so yes they can be surfaced but I myself went and bought front and rears pads and rotors centric and stoptechs and had them all done at the same time and did the braided line then also. I also always request the parts that come off the car. when you say this to a technitian they are more likely to be upfront with you on what needs done. they dont want you going and having them inspected, getting a differnt answer and then raising hell when you come back to the dealership.
 

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I had the F in for an oil change last week and had the rear pads replaced by the TSB. After inquiring about rotors and possibly changing the rotors and pads myself with the parts Johnsy mentioned, the service rep said the rotors are covered under warranty for 80,000KM if the pads are changed through the dealership. I didn't believe it, but he was fairly certain this was the case.
 
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