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#1 TAHOE OFFLINE  

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Posted August 04, 2014 - 09:14 AM

So we got my son's Bronco in June, I have been driving off/on since then. Pulled trailers with it, big and small, no issues. I have noticed the ABS sometime kicks in at low speeds, just figured it's got 123K on it, needs new fluid and system bled.

fast forward to this past Saturday, hooked up my 16 footer and head to my sisters to load of old flat rocks from a fountain she tore out. Load up trailer, I am probably hauling 3500-4000# including trailer. Get to first stop sign, Oh my goodness, brakes grinding something fierce, definitely metal to metal. 

I make it home and son and I tear into it last night and we found this in pic below. The right side pads are completely gone, the inner pad is into metal plate, rotor is trashed. This thing never made a squeal, grind, nothing until I hauled that load, but it's obvious it's been going on for some time.

 

The kick in the pants, new rotor is $175  :boo_hoo:  :boo_hoo:

 

It has an ABS ring and since it's a 4wd, it has the splines inside the hub for the auto unit also=$$$$$. 

Man, the most I ever paid for a rotor was $80 for a 1 ton van, this is robbery. I checked the "big" online discount retailers, they list but when I go to checkout, it's states "no longer available" so the local

O' Riellys has it for $171. 

 

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Posted August 04, 2014 - 09:25 AM

Did you look on Rockauto.com?  If you are not in a huge rush they will likely be cheaper.


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 09:27 AM

That is crazy !! I have had good luck at amazon dot com with auto parts lately. Also summit racing. If you haven't checked there you might want too.
I haven't bought any parts locally for some time now. Often save over 50% over the chain parts stores, for the same brand and part #

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Posted August 04, 2014 - 09:37 AM

Rockauto has been cheaper than Amazon for me in the past but I have not purchased anything major recently from Rockauto.  Also, do a google search for an addition 10% off discount code. 


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 09:38 AM

I've been very happy with RockAuto and NorthernAutoParts. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted August 04, 2014 - 09:57 AM

What year bronco is it ? Maybe we can help you find a better price ?

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Posted August 04, 2014 - 10:44 AM

The rotor is available without the hub for about $25.


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 11:33 AM

i cant believe you would have the rotors turmed for that price



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Posted August 04, 2014 - 11:54 AM

Did you look on Rockauto.com?  If you are not in a huge rush they will likely be cheaper.

 

Rockauto was first place I hit. They had two different brands listed, when i went to checkout, it's stated "no longer available" 

 

What year bronco is it ? Maybe we can help you find a better price ?

 

1993 4x4 302

 

i cant believe you would have the rotors turmed for that price

 

There is no turning this rotor, it's toast. not enough meat left mill off.

 

 

I just did a google search, I thought these were a 2 piece -pressed together not removable assemblies. After looking at some forums, I see I need to press out wheel studs and they will come apart and the rotor by itself is about $25-30. I may go ahead and do both sides for that. 


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 07:13 PM

I know you love your Ford.  You don't even need to say, we all know that you do.

 

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Ben W. (Ducking behind a tractor as we speak)


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 07:20 PM

I know you love your Ford.
 
Ben W. (Ducking behind a tractor as we speak)


As does every parts supplier within a 100 mile radius of his house.
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Posted August 04, 2014 - 07:25 PM

I had an 84 Suburban with rotors about that cost. I found them without the hubs for 35 bucks each. I put lug nuts on the studs and used a block of oak and a bfh to drive out the studs. It worked great and only took about 20 minutes per rotor.

 

 

 

 

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Posted August 04, 2014 - 09:50 PM

As does every parts supplier within a 100 mile radius of his house.

 

What, knowing he loves his Ford or ducking behind a tractor as they speak?

 

Some would have to walk along way while they speak to find a tractor to duck behind.

 

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Posted August 04, 2014 - 10:08 PM

Yeah I had one. I got mine from a local salvage yard 25 bucks a piece with the hub got them turned and no more issues. I will tell you I kept a close eye on them and that abs light from that point on

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Posted August 05, 2014 - 08:10 AM

Guess I got panicked and should have googled before I posted. Ended up not as bad as I thought.

 

Good news. Since I found out I could separate rotors from the hub, I was able to get each rotor for $28, far cry from $171 a piece. Took a lug nut, screwed it down a few threads on studs then hammered out the studs. They actually broke free pretty easily. I also had to lightly pound them on through as there was an ABS ring pressed on the back. The studs pushed it off fairly easily. Little pounding and prying with a screwdriver/chisel between hub and rotor and off they came. 

Slid new one on, tapped studs back in to set them, the slid a big nut over studs, use a lug nut and impact and set them back home. Then the fun of cleaning and re-greasing the bearings and putting all that auto 4WD crap back in the hub, I had grease every where, but she is done and working good. 

 

I may have cut other corner had it been me driving it, but it's the 16 yr old son's, I needed good parts to go on it for him, especially when it comes to the brakes.  Future project once the Tahoe is back up will be pulling his tranny and TC to replace leaking rear main seal. 

 

The boy knows he owns a Ford, I think he will start taking donations for his "Fix Or Repair Daily" fund   :rolling:  :rolling:   :rolling:


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