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Has anyone had issues with the brake rotors needing to be resurfaced? At around 3,000 we started to notice a small shake when applying the brakes at 50-60mph. I took the Passport to Honda Friday at 5,000 miles and sure thing the rotors needed to be resurfaced. I find this odd as I had a crv with over 150,000 miles never had issues with rotors and my civic with 135,000 miles only needed them resurfaced once after over 60,000 miles. Honda did cover to have it fixed and I hope it’s not a common issue ahead.
 

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It’s funny you mention the rotors. My driveway is off of a highway with 65mph. When I went to slow down to turn one day I thought there was a shake in the steering wheel and I thought that it can’t be the rotors with only 2,000 miles! After hearing your problem maybe I have the same. I’m going to keep eye on it and if I still notice it I’ll have the dealer look at it at the oil change. I’ll keep you posted.
 

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Curious if it is predominantly city driving? Hot rotors with the brakes applied makes for a bad combination.
 

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Make sure your lug nuts are properly torqued every time you rotate wheels. Dealerships and tire shops never get it correct. Uneven torqued lug nuts is the main cause of warped rotors. I used to have this problem on every vehicle I owned before learning this and no longer do. Rotate, torque, drive around the block, recheck.
 

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Just checked (First loosen all bolts, lightly tightened then hand torque) another one of our new PP's & all wheels had overtorqued bolts.
You do not need to remove wheels.
Now all 94 ft lbs and no more vibration.
 

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Make sure your lug nuts are properly torqued every time you rotate wheels. Dealerships and tire shops never get it correct. Uneven torqued lug nuts is the main cause of warped rotors. I used to have this problem on every vehicle I owned before learning this and no longer do. Rotate, torque, drive around the block, recheck.
Are you saying to re-torque them after I get home after having the tires rotated? If they've bent the rotors by torquing them improperly, wouldn't the damage already be done?
 

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We re-check and re-torque by hand every time we rotate tires. Not immediately but within a couple days.
In my tool bag (and have to remember to release setting each time back to 30 ft lbs once car tires done)


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Thanks, but I have a Mac torque wrench and return it to zero ft. lbs. after every use.

My question was primarily about the rotors being bent or warped when the tech tightens the lug nuts with an impact gun. I just don't know if the rotors will return to true after they've been stressed and warped by a pneumatic gun.
 

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.. the rotors being bent or warped when the tech tightens the lug nuts with an impact gun. ..
Have no idea who/what/where would be using impact tools for aluminum wheels, even Costco checks it using manual torque wrench. We rotate all tires as DIY every other oil change.
 

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I've been buying my tires at Costco for years and have watched them use an impact gun to install the tires and then check them again afterwards with a torque wrench. I think places do it in the interest of saving time. :rolleyes:
 

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True, but I've always wondered how accurate they are.
They’re pretty accurate however overtime they can start to lose their accuracy because the metal can only twist so much for so long before it’s out of spec. It’s good habit for shops to check their accuracy periodically compared with a torque wrench, and replace them if necessary. Do shops do this?? I highly doubt it lol.
 
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