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Old 03-28-2012, 04:14 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Shaking When Braking And Scraping Noise When Driving

When I am driving 50+MPH and brake the steering wheel shake like crazy. Also when I am driving around 30MPH I hear this faint scraping coming from the wheel area.
When I bought the car they did something to the rotors because it shook and that fixed it temp. but now its back
I am wondering what this possibly could be. I think it is the rotors. But before I go out and buy them I just want to make sure.
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Default Re: Shaking When Braking And Scraping Noise When Driving

sounds like the brakes. get em checked out before you buy anything.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:19 PM   Thread Starter #4
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Default Re: Shaking When Braking And Scraping Noise When Driving

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sounds like the brakes. get em checked out before you buy anything.
I don't want to go anywhere where I would have to pay them to "look" at it.
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Default Re: Shaking When Braking And Scraping Noise When Driving

brake checks usually cost around $10 at any good shop. and if you dont wanna pay anyone, check them yourself. take the wheels off and measure the pads in mm. also check the rotors to see if they are warped.
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If it's shaking when you're braking that means your rotors are warped. You either need to have them turned again or buy new ones.
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You need rotors and new pads asap. I would say to have them turned but from the sound of it they are warped and turning them wont help.
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Default Re: Shaking When Braking And Scraping Noise When Driving

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You need rotors and new pads asap. I would say to have them turned but from the sound of it they are warped and turning them wont help.
^^^+1.Exacly what Raz stated. Get new pads and rotors...turning rotors is a dying art anyway...not worth it as the offshore rotors are too cheap to pay to turn them these days. make sure you lubricate the caliper pins and bushings with proper pin grease...and they slide freely. One trick is to install the rubber slider bushings into the hole by itself then insert the pin....also make sure that the little bellows that protect the caliper pins from elements are not torn....as these will seize your calipers and prematurely wear out you new rotors/pads....and probably is the cause why you are now attending to your brakes...Im assuming the shop where you bought the Max skipped a step or two in order to save money...
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Default Re: Shaking When Braking And Scraping Noise When Driving

Thanks guys. I will be buying new ones asap asap!!
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Default Re: Shaking When Braking And Scraping Noise When Driving

What are a few good brands of rotors?
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