Hey Scotty... I'm stumped. I don't know if you remember but I've asked you a few questions about the brakes on my Jeep (07 grand Cherokee). Did the pads and rotors about 2 weeks ago. Didn't feel right, felt like they were sticking a bit. So I cleaned and lubed the caliper pins and changed the hardware. The hardware that came with the pads was way too tight and wasn't allowing the pads to slide freely. Made a bonehead mistake and popped one of the pistons out of the caliper. So I got a repair kit and rebuilt the caliper. Went well no leaks. Bled the brakes on that wheel. Had to use it to get to work tonight, drove it about 2 miles to work and there's some light grooves forming in the brand new rotor. It felt fine coming to work. No vibrations or pulling or sounds. Any ideas?? It has been raining and the rotor had some surface rust on it because it's so new but it wore off by the time I got here. And the other side doesn't have the grooves to despite having the rust as well so it can't be the rust. This has been a nightmare brake job!
ScottyKilmer said: odds are when it was sticking, it overheated the rotor and damaged it. But if it stops good and doesn't pull, you can live with it as long as big cracks don't appear
When it was sticking I didn't drive it too far. I hope it didn't over heat. But those grooves weren't there last night after I bled the brakes. Leading me to believe that it happened on the way to work. If that caliper wasn't completely bled could it cause it to stick? And it's only on the outside. The inside is smooth
odds are when it was sticking, it overheated the rotor and damaged it. But if it stops good and doesn't pull, you can live with it as long as big cracks don't appear