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Old 07-08-2003, 02:12   #1 (permalink)
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Question XR Brake shudder/vibration

Everone was so helpful before, thought Id try this Q.

Brake pedal has good pressure and the car pulls up nice and straight and easy, exept it has an annoying shudder felt though the whole car and steering wheel. It does it worst on a medium pressure (type you would normanly use when driving) but if you are soft or hard on the brakes the shuddering isnt felt.

The Car is a 1967 xr fairmont, it has new shocks and ball joints all new neoprene bits(parts names fail me!) on streering arms etc.

scanned the threads for anything similar and didnt come up with anything so if you have a suggestion - please fire away

p.s. my partner is getting tired of this car so im trying to save her I dont want to be driving a AU just yet (no offence just not my style).

frome a steel car lover

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Old 07-08-2003, 03:11   #2 (permalink)
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Re: XR Brake shudder/vibration

I would say the most likely cause is warped front rotors or to a lesser degree, wheel bearings
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Hmmm
Possibility of warped rotors - bearings should be good
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Old 07-08-2003, 20:08   #4 (permalink)
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Re: XR Brake shudder/vibration

My car does the same (ED) and I'm 90% sure it's the front wheel bearings. I'm getting new ones next week so I'll let you know how I go if you havn't found your problem.
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Re: XR Brake shudder/vibration

Front rotors,do a search for EBC Green Stuff it covers it pretty well
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Old 07-09-2003, 01:41   #6 (permalink)
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Re: XR Brake shudder/vibration

My car had this problem when I bought it, except it was shuddering consistently regardless of pedal pressure. Had the front rotors machined for $25 each and it's been fine ever since.
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Thanks Jack, if the bearings don't fix my problem I'll try getting the rotors machined.
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