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Old 07-28-2005, 19:08   #1 (permalink)
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EL wagon steering vibrates on braking

I recently noticed that when I brake especially when doing high speeds the steering wheel and car shudders and vibrates. Could it be that the disc needs machining or is it something more sinister?

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Old 07-28-2005, 19:41   #2 (permalink)
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Re: EL wagon steering vibrates on braking

I would say discs but get the suspension checked out while the car is on the hoist
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Old 07-29-2005, 00:15   #3 (permalink)
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Re: EL wagon steering vibrates on braking

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I recently noticed that when I brake especially when doing high speeds the steering wheel and car shudders and vibrates. Could it be that the disc needs machining or is it something more sinister?

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my eb wagon does the exatly the same thing. but i just had my suspension done so it cant be that could it?
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Re: EL wagon steering vibrates on braking

If you are getting vibration through the brake pedal and the steering wheel when braking you will need to get the front discs machined (rear discs also if their runout is excessive), and depending on their material reamaining and condition, a set of brake pads aswell.

Check your phone book for the number of a mobile disc machiner as they come to you and prices are reasonable. :)
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Re: EL wagon steering vibrates on braking

Spot on! The discs need machining. Asking $120 for it. Thought that was a bit steep.Also said that both my inner steering rack ends are worn out. I was too afraid to ask how much it would be to replace. Any ideas?

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Spot on! The discs need machining. Asking $120 for it. Thought that was a bit steep.Also said that both my inner steering rack ends are worn out. I was too afraid to ask how much it would be to replace. Any ideas?

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dont get your discs done there $120 you can pay like $20 a discs
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I recently noticed that when I brake especially when doing high speeds the steering wheel and car shudders and vibrates. Could it be that the disc needs machining or is it something more sinister?

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i had the same prob with my ef wagon. it,s the disk pads.cheep standard pads warp the disks.get the disks machined and put new better pads in. such as BENDIX performax pads,about $40 .
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Re: EL wagon steering vibrates on braking

i had my whole steering rack replaced for 360 including parts & labour on my ea. if you're located in perth i can recommend somewhere.
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Re: EL wagon steering vibrates on braking

Same thing happend on my EF fairmont.
Took my car to ford to redo the brakes and machine the disks, got it back it shock the car when i braked.
They said that when they it must of been like that before i took it to them, `NO it was fine' but they said to bad need new disks.
I told them in the nicest way i could to F... off.
Went to supercheap bought new disks dbr new barings and fitted them myself.....no more hassels.
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Re: EL wagon steering vibrates on braking

Either warped disks or a loose steering rack are the usual causes. Get someone to move your steering wheel from lock to lock while you watch the steering rack to see if it moves.
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