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Old 08-16-2003, 00:59   #1 (permalink)
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Vibration under Braking

I have had for the last week or so now, vibration at anything above 60kph when i hit the brakes to slow down.

Just had the wheels aligned and balanced today thinking this would fix the problem, but tis still there.

Rang the tyre place they said its most likely the discs are the problem.

I only had them replaced not even 5 months ago and less then 10k have been done since replacing them.

Would this be the problem, and should i take it back to the joint that did the brakes and tell them to look at it and fix them up, seen as on the warranty info i got from them, its 12months or 20k.. so i'm well within this.

Any one have any other ideas ?

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Old 08-16-2003, 20:58   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Vibration under Braking

This usually means warped front rotors. I had this with my car, but it was machined out for $25 per side. Discs are best only machined once.

Unless you've been driving the car excessively hard - eg braking hard from very high speeds - you have every right to complain to whoever installed the brakes.
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Old 08-16-2003, 21:37   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Vibration under Braking

Yeah i will be going back tomorow, under warranty going to tell them to replace it, cos i havent been driving it hard at all..

thanks for the advice :)
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Old 08-17-2003, 00:48   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Vibration under Braking

could also be that your front wheel bearings need adjustment, but I would also be looking at front rotors first
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Old 08-18-2003, 19:54   #5 (permalink)
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Took it back today, they were going to fix it on the spot, but i didnt have a way to get back to work, so taking it in tomorrow , the guy agreed it was the dics so all fixing under warranty tomorrow cool

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Old 08-20-2003, 00:59   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Vibration under Braking

Well back with new brakes and $230 poorer :(

only prob is the bums have a list of things checked on car, now nfi if they are OK or req attn as nothing is ticked on the work report, and the receipt has 1 x dba rotor and 1 x some unknown brand rotor, now how pissed off am i.. going back tomorrow to ask wtf is going on, thats just not on i say !.. mind you stops a lot better and no vibration now which is good
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Re: Vibration under Braking

I think I have this problem on my EF GLi. Is it like, kind of small jolts on the steering wheel when you apply the brake?
I haven't had my car that long (probably 1 1/2 months), bought from a car yard. would this problem be covered by the compulsory 3 month warranty or would they tell me to get f|_|cked? from a new and used car dealer.
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Old 08-21-2003, 17:10   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Vibration under Braking

The guy who fixed mine said that if/when it happens again they wont warranty it cos of the brake pads, so i dont think rotors are really a warranty-able item, brake pads arent, you can always take it back and try, no harm in asking, you never know they might just do it
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Re: Vibration under Braking

If you ever get brake shudder just have the discs machined... It's cheap and it's almost always whats wrong.

Here's a tip - if you feel shudder upon braking and the steering wheel shudders, machine the front rotors... if you feel shudder but the steering wheel it no affected, machine the rears.
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Yer had that all done and new rear discs

Thats the same thing they said about he vibration pedal only rear, steering wheel is front
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