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Re: [Shop-talk] Weird Rotor Issue

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Weird Rotor Issue
From: David Hillman <>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:31:12 -0400 (EDT)
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On Fri, 17 Apr 2015, wrote:
> So, I was planning on flushing the brake fluid and driving it some more to
> see if that take care of the problem.  OR do I need to put new rotors on
> this car?  The pads still have plenty of meat on them.

    All my experience is with the first two generations of MR2, of which 
I've had 12, but I don't expect the Spyder is all that different.  I 
doubt seriously there's anything wrong with your rotors.  I doubt 
changing the fluid -- while not a bad idea in general -- will fix 

    Before spending any money, I would pull the pads from each caliper, and 
reinstall... making sure that the spring-clips are in place ( 2 per 
caliper ) and that the pads can move enough and didn't rust into place 
over the winter, and that there's plenty of grease on the sliding pin in 
each caliper.  If you have an assistant, while you have the wheel off 
each corner, I would have them apply the brakes and make sure the 
piston(s) move.

    It sounds to me like you have a mechanical ( as opposed to hydraulic ) 
issue preventing the pads from properly gripping the rotors.

> SO is returning to WV on Weds, so I need to do this quick.  What's the
> wisdom here think is the safest option? (Toyota rotors are ridiculously
> over priced and don't want to replace all four if I don't need to.)

    I never found MR2 rotors expensive at all. has Spyder 
rotors for $15.44/ea.


  David Hillman

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