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2006 Pontiac G6 Question: Have to keep replacing brakes AND Rotors

 

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Kramona, 3.5L V6, Monroeville, PA, April 06, 2009, 15:16
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what can I do to fix the problem I have that my brakes and rotors keep needing repaired! I only have approx 39,000 miles on my 2006 G6, but have had to replace the rotors twice and machined twice!
Thank you!!

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    hemicuda April 07, 2009, 15:56
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    What brand of brake pad are you using, usually discount brake and repair chains put very cheap parts that wear quickly. Try Raybestos, Wagner or Napa brand ceramic pads next time I sure you'll be suprised how long they last.

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    Visitor, September 12, 2010, 13:55

    Hemicuda,
    You are right on with the ceramic brake pads. I have used carbon pads and , "WHAT A MESS!!!!!!!!!!".I have to clean the mags on my truck every 1,000 miles and I hate it . When I change them next time I am going to use semi metallics or the ceramics. No question!!
    Boris427

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    focuswrckrakow January 05, 2010, 06:14
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    Replace the pads and rotors with a better brand. I had the same problem with my G6, and all it took was spending the 10-20% more on the parts, to get the best quality. I recommend OE ACDelcos or Raybestos Advanced technology rotors. ACdelco pads or Bendix CQ pads as well.

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    Visitor, May 04, 2010, 13:52

    I have replaced my brakes and rotors so many times on my G6 that it infuriates me. The best thing to do is buy them with a warranty, they auto place always honors my warranty so now my brakes are free when i bring in the old ones to get new ones. Wish i new what was up with it though.. my G6 is a real LEMON ! Too many problems to list here.. i bought it new and have taken care of it, but it doesnt take care of me (sad)

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    gearhead89, May 24, 2013, 18:20
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    with this one some manufacturers make sever duty pad these are designed to brake better for things like heaver trailers. they wear out the rotors before the pads. napa brand pads can either be raybestos or I believe wagner

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    Visitor, June 11, 2010, 15:18

    Push for a recall; seems like poor design and metal on G6 brakes..Its the first Auto that I ever replace brakes on below 30,000 miles..Damn tired of warping rotors and turning them just to have the same thing happen again...

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    gearhead89, May 24, 2013, 18:23
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    warped rotors are usually because they are bellow spec they will warp immedietly

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    JennyA June 29, 2010, 17:34
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    To quote a member of a different forum: "It's not the part, it's the design on the vehicle that warps the rotors."

    So, let's summarize what we can do:

    http://www.odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm OR 1-888-327-4236 -- FILE A COMPLAINT with the NHTSA

    Safercar.gov -- FILE A COMPLAINT with the government

    1-800-762-2737 -- Call Pontiac and FILE A COMPLAINT

    I just spent another $88 to resurface my "high performance" rotors, and I am PISSED.

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    Visitor, November 08, 2010, 05:52

    look folks, I have done mine 4 times and the ONLY success I have had is to use DRILLED/SLOTTED rotors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is absolute. I concur with another reader regarding the pads... use ceramic!

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    Visitor, December 17, 2010, 10:45

    Ive swapped over to a brembo system and still same problem only part not swapped is the calipers themselves

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    Visitor, December 20, 2010, 10:33

    How long have you had your drilled/slotted rotors? Because I, too, thought that fixed my problem, until a few thousand miles into my high-performance drilled/slotted rotors, I had to resurface them!
    ...oh yah... and now I need front brakes AGAIN.

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