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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-30-01, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well it's finally happened.. the Festy is the main source of transport for yours truely from now on.. Took her for a drive last night and again this morning and I have noticed a slight problem. It appears the missus has been standing on the anchors a bit too much 'cause when you whack your foot on the brake there's a shudder through the steering wheel. Not a real bad one but there's a shudder none the less..
I know the car needs a wheel balance and alignment but I'm thinking the front discs may need to be machined as well.. As I've said before I'm not a real guru when it comes to fixing cars but I was hoping to get your opinions on what the little shudder could be..


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If the steering shudders only when applying the brakes it would be warped discs... definately have them machined.
 
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Yeah it's only when you touch the anchors.. thanks for that mate.. :thumbup:

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There are tow ways of having the discs machined. Ford dealers seem to want to machine them insitu. I have never seen this completely fix the problem. I had this happen on a couple of falcons and IMO get the rotors removed.
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How many K's on the festy? Is it a 1.3 or 1.5, manual or auto(shudder)? Depending on the model the front discs will be either solid or vented. From memerory once the solid ones got a few k's on them getting them machined was out of the question. DBA make replacement discs for them at ok prices which in my mind is the better way to go, and there are drilled and slotted ones for the festy, if they are the same as Mazda 121.

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yeah definitly the go is to machine them of the car, makes the pads seat in better too, hence better braking. Dunno how they machine the discs on the car. :confused: :confused:

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How many K's on the festy? Is it a 1.3 or 1.5, manual or auto(shudder)?
'99 model.. 22,000k's 1.3 ltr manual.. drive away with free windows deal.. feels like a simple machining of the discs will do the job... hope so anyway!!.. :rolleyes:

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Mate why didn't you tick the option of the "big block" motor the 1.5 when you bought it. :p :p :p :p

Yeah about the brakes machining would be the deal, i'm 99% sure that it would cure the shudder problem. Oh yeah remember to bed the brakes in by not braking too hard for the first 100 or so km.

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