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RyeLou
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front end shakes under braking
#635686 - 06/09/04 06:34 PM

I posted about it a while ago and people said brakes, so I replaced my front pads and rotors. I'm still getting the same thing though. It seemed like it wasn't as bad right after I got the new brakes on, but now it's just as bad as before. When slowing down, espicially at higher speeds (expressway), the front end shakes real bad. When you push the brake harder though nothing happens. Any ideas?

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todras
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Re: front end shakes under braking new
#635697 (Re: RyeLou) 06/09/04 06:43 PM

Alignment?

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RyeLou
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Re: front end shakes under braking new
#635755 (Re: todras) 06/09/04 07:43 PM

Oh todras, Mr. Helpful you. haha, I'll look into it.

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bentleywarren
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Re: front end shakes under braking new
#635799 (Re: RyeLou) 06/09/04 08:21 PM

Perhaps your caliper pins are sticking.

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Dr. Cross
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Re: front end shakes under braking new
#637751 (Re: bentleywarren) 06/11/04 02:15 PM

Are the calliper pins "lubeable?" 2 of my callipers seem to be sticking a little, I wonder if lubbing the pins would help this?

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RyeLou
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Re: front end shakes under braking new
#637757 (Re: Dr. Cross) 06/11/04 02:19 PM

Are caliper pins something you can just buy and replace? The shaking is pretty bad on the expressway, at least to the point where I'm not comfortable driving it.

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PhearCVBz
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Re: front end shakes under braking new
#637762 (Re: RyeLou) 06/11/04 02:23 PM

Mine does the same thing

Hope you find the solution.

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HITMANinMI
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Re: front end shakes under braking new
#637830 (Re: RyeLou) 06/11/04 03:31 PM

Originally posted by RyeLou:
Are caliper pins something you can just buy and replace? The shaking is pretty bad on the expressway, at least to the point where I'm not comfortable driving it.




Unless you strip them when removing them why would you replace them. You need to lubricate them though, using slide pin grease. Cost like $1 a packet at Autozone. Make sure to clean then off first, then lube them.

My car shakes to when braking still havent found the problem though.



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lowbudgetracing
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Re: front end shakes under braking new
#637837 (Re: PhearCVBz) 06/11/04 03:35 PM

Originally posted by PhearCVBz:
Mine does the same thing

Hope you find the solution.

-Josh




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Re: front end shakes under braking new
#637912 (Re: HITMANinMI) 06/11/04 05:10 PM

Mine does the same thing and I'm starting to think it's the ball joints.

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