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Old 07-25-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
Joe G
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04 F150 SUPERCAB

Anyone have thoughts on this. 11500 miles, 3 oil changes and now when I stop
the steering wheel jumps like no tomorrow. I don't drive the truck hard but
it sure feels like I need to have the rotors turned. I could see it if I
lived in hilly terain, but I live in the flat desert of west texas. Ant then
sometimes the brakes work as they should, nice smooth stop.

Any thoughts?

Joe


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Old 07-25-2005, 18:01   #2 (permalink)
Robert Mozeleski
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Re: 04 F150 SUPERCAB

Be sure your wheels are torqued correctly. If they were put on too tight, it warps the rotors. Also, it could be the abs kicking
on, check air pressure in all the tires.

"Joe G" <joeg@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message news:ckdFe.806$vq2.701@newssvr33.news.prodigy.com...
> Anyone have thoughts on this. 11500 miles, 3 oil changes and now when I stop
> the steering wheel jumps like no tomorrow. I don't drive the truck hard but
> it sure feels like I need to have the rotors turned. I could see it if I
> lived in hilly terain, but I live in the flat desert of west texas. Ant then
> sometimes the brakes work as they should, nice smooth stop.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> Joe
>
>


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Old 07-25-2005, 21:01   #3 (permalink)
Marlin Singer
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Re: 04 F150 SUPERCAB

Joe G wrote:
> Anyone have thoughts on this. 11500 miles, 3 oil changes and now when I stop
> the steering wheel jumps like no tomorrow. I don't drive the truck hard but
> it sure feels like I need to have the rotors turned. I could see it if I
> lived in hilly terain, but I live in the flat desert of west texas. Ant then
> sometimes the brakes work as they should, nice smooth stop.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> Joe
>
>

Make sure the lug nuts are torqued properly. Torque specs for your truck
is 150ft lbs and is listed in the owners manual. If lugs are torqued
unevenly, the rotors will warp and cause the pulsing. At this point,
with them already pulsing, about the only thing to be done is have them
turned, and make sure any time the lugs are tightened, they are torqued
properly.
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