disallow wrote:metallics are a little more forgiving in this situation. The rotors are an easy change though and not much $$. They aren't captive, probably just rusted on to the hub. A rubber mallet ought to do the trick.
thank you for your help . I would have wasted my money trying a semi metallic new pad. your right its the rotor , if I purchased a good name brand rotor that has been checked for run out would that help just to replace the rotor and new pads?smj999smj wrote:Rotors should be resurfaced or replaced any time pads are replaced. Nissan recommends using an on-car brake lathe. Pulsation has nothing to do with the type of pads, but with a warped rotor, or, as Nissan calls it, "rotor thickness variation."
that would be perfect if its not to much $$ the problem now is I believe there isn't enough metal onto the rotors I have now for a recut so if I did get new rotors the hubs would have to betaken apart in which I wont tackle on a 4 wheel drive. without an air socket gun. however the next time after the new rotors I needed pads it would be just f great to do a brake lath .smj999smj wrote:If the pads aren't that old, you can just replace the rotors. I've used Wagners and Raybestos Professional Series Advanced Technology rotors on Pathfinders and both have worked well. You may want to check with your local brake shops and/or Nissan dealer and see what it would cost to cut your rotors with an on-car brake lathe. The benefits are that it will be cut true to the knuckle and you won't have to have the hubs taken apart.