Drum brakes are not adjusted from factory so if you don't catch it then front rotors and brakes suffer.
Had this happen to me as well. Being military my car sat up and rotors frequently had surface rust in the TDY lot. After about 3 deployments and 19K on the whole car the rotors were horrible. Had them turned and OMG it was the worst thing I could have done. Pedal travel was ridiculous, I ended up getting new blanks.I hate to be "that guy", but I am.
I do not trust 99% of the countermonkeys out there to handle my brake rotors let alone dig a carbide bit carelessly into it.
Most are using Aamco or Accu-turn lathes, which are okay machines, but they are pretty low end models for those manufacturers. Most never see the slow drive speed. Cut 'em fast, cut 'em deep, chuck 'em on the counter.
One of the shops I worked at had an on car lathe. We had a real low comeback rate for rotors cut on car. But it was kinda' limited on arbor speed and cut rate.
We also had another lathe. Old machine. I forgot the manufacturer but it had the same size arbor as a standard Aamco so you could use modern Aamco adapters. You could vary the arbor speed and cut rate a lot more than the two settings most lathes have. It was backwards so it took some time to get used to but it made beautifully turned rotors
In theory, this SHOULD have worked.???? drum brakes ARE self adjusting as long are you drive in reverse occasionally. Almost doesn't matter anyway as 70% of your braking is the front.
They're so far out of adjustment from the factory that they won't though. You have to bump the adjuster wheel up a couple clicks manually before they actually grab
Nope. My 13 was so bad, I could pull the handle all the way to it closes the extended arm rest on a closed course in snow w/ T/C and stabilitrac off and the back would not come around. There is a self adjuster for that handle under the center console but manual indexing it is a temp fix.Been hearing this about the Cruze for many years. Safe to assume they fixed this issue on 2013+ models?