If you have a 2012 Toyota Corolla, then it is likely that your car has rotors on the front and rear wheels. Changing the rotors on your Corolla is an important part of maintaining its safety and performance.
This guide will teach you how to change the rotors on your car safely and efficiently, step by step. Make sure to read through all of the instructions before beginning so that you know what to expect.
Be patient while changing the rotors–it can take some time, but it’s well worth it in terms of vehicle safety and performance.
Rotors on 2012 Toyota Corolla
The 2012 Toyota Corolla’s rotors are made of alloy steel and have six ribs per side. A broken rotor can cause severe damage to your car, so it is important that you take care of it.
Replacement rotors for the 2012 Toyota Corolla range in price from $199 to $269 depending on their grade and make/model of vehicle. You should inspect your car’s rotor before any repair or replacement is done to ensure safe driving conditions for everyone involved.
Be sure to get a quote from multiple mechanics before making a decision about what type of rotor your car needs – there is no one-size-fits-all solution. If your car has a mechanical issue, you will need to replace the rotors with the specific model of your car.
How to Change Rotors on a 2012 Toyota Corolla
If your car has been making strange noises, or you’ve noticed that the rotors seem to be worn down, it’s time to change them.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do this on a 2012 Toyota Corolla.
Locate the Rotor Hub on Your Car
The rotor hub is located in the front center of your car near the brake pedal. To locate it, start by removing the two screws that hold down the hood release handle. Then lift up and remove the hood.
Disconnect The Brake Lines
Now you need to disconnect both brake lines from each caliper (the metal discs at either end of your car’s brakes). This can be done by using a 10mm wrench or a socket that fits over your ratchet head.
Make sure to use pliers when loosening these bolts because they will get twisty if you don’t.
Remove the four bolts that hold down the rotor hat
Next, remove the four bolts that hold down the rotor hat. Be careful not to lose any of these bolts as they are important for future repairs if needed. Once these bolts have been removed, you will be able to easily lift off the rotor hat.
Remove The Old Rotors from The Hubs
Remove the old rotors by gently prizing them off of their hubs with a screwdriver or a piece of wood – just make sure not to damage any underlying parts. Once they are removed, discard them somewhere safe out of sight.
Inspect and clean all areas around each rotor
Once you have lifted off the rotors, it is important to inspect them both visually and mechanically for damage or other issues before cleaning them up properly.
Make sure to clean all areas around each individual rotor so that there are no obstructions in between them that could cause problems during assembly later on.
Clean Up All Related Parts
Once all of the rotors have been removed, it’s time to clean everything up.
First, use an alcohol injection pump fluid spray bottle to mist all surfaces around where new rotors will go – this includes both sides of each rotor as well as any connectors between them.
Use a dry brush to scrub away any stubborn dirt and debris before spraying some more fuel injection pump fluid onto those areas for additional lubrication purposes.
Install New Rotors
Once the old rotors are removed, it is time to install the new ones onto the hub using either a rotor installation tool or by hand.
Make sure that you apply enough pressure so that all of the bolts are tightened evenly. Do not overtighten these bolts as this could damage your wheels.
When to Change Rotors of 2012 Toyota Corolla
If you’re noticing that your car is lagging behind on acceleration or has a weird noise coming from the engine, it may be time to replace the rotors.
Rotors are the metal discs at the front and rear of your car that help reduce friction between the tires and the road.
Over time, they can become worn down or damaged, which will cause your car to lose traction and start shaking/jerking.
Noise from Rotors
If you are hearing a noise coming from your car’s rotors, it is time to take action. This type of noise can be caused by rotor wear or even corrosion.
If the noise is constant and getting worse, it may be an indication that it is time to replace your rotors.
Brake Performance Issues
If you are experiencing consistent brake performance issues, it may be due to rotor wear or even rust on the braking system components.
When this happens, you will need to have your brakes replaced in order for them to work properly again.
Rotor damage can also cause poor traction in snowy and icy conditions and driving in snowy condition is hard. If this problem persists despite attempts at correction, it may be time for new rotors on your car’s wheels.
A bad shift could also stem from worn-out or corroded shifted gears – in which case replacement might become necessary as well.
Rotor changes are an important maintenance task that everyone should perform at least once per year – preferably sooner.
How Much Does It Cost to Replace Rotors on Toyota Corolla?
It can cost between $50 and $125 per rotor to replace on a Toyota Corolla.
How Long Do Rotors Last on a Corolla?
The rotors on a Toyota Corolla typically last between 30,000 and 80,000 miles.
Should I Replace All 4 Rotors?
Actually, it depends, in some cases, it may be necessary to replace only one or two rotors, while in others it may be necessary to replace all four rotors.
Can I Just Replace Front Rotors?
Yes, you can replace the front rotors on your vehicle.
If your 2012 Toyota Corolla is having trouble turning, it may be time to change the rotors. This process is not difficult and can be done by anyone with basic mechanical skills.
The cost of rotor replacement varies depending on the make and model of your car, but it’s usually a relatively affordable fix.
Remember to have your vehicle towed to a qualified mechanic in order to complete the job correctly; doing so could void your warranty if done incorrectly.
As long as you take care while performing this repair, you shouldn’t experience any additional problems down the road with your Toyota Corolla Turning.