All depends on how the roters look need turning or not, or can be. Bad tires? greg
A good thing to do on brakes is go to a place that does brake repair. The big names will do a FREE inspection and tell you what is going on. It is 'safe' to do so. They usually won't do any work until authorized to. One exception is some places will tell you they are worn illegally and must be fixed (Les Schwab in the NW does this). Most don't, but remind them they are not law enforcement and tell them you'll do the job. Anyway--Sears, Firestone, Goodwrench, etc. will all give a free inspection and recc. what needs done. Sometimes you can just turn the rotors w/o new ones.
Warped brake rotors/drums.
worn front end parts (steering or suspension) could cause a car to shake when appling the brakes.
If a car shakes during acceleration the brake rotors may be damaged. If the rotors are damaged they will be unstable as the tires rotates making the whole car shake.
sounds like warpped rotors, might want to get your wheels balenced aswell sounds like warpped rotors, might want to get your wheels balenced aswell
No you dont have to. All I did was was pump the brakes with the car running
If the steering wheel shakes, but to car doesn't, when applying brakes - your front rotors are warped (if you have disc brakes)...if you have drum brakes, the drum could be cracked or the pads worn unevenly If the whole car shakes, and the steering wheel only seems to react to that, when applying brakes - see above statement, but apply to the rear end. If the whole car shakes, including the steering wheel - all four corners are bad, and you're an accident looking for a place to happen soon. In any case, go to your nearest service center ASAP.
If the car shakes when you press on the brakes, you probably have warpped brake rotors, and the squeak is probably some worn out front brake pads. I would have your rotors checked and either replaced (which Mercedes highly recommends or re-surfaced)
could be a couple things, but my moneys on your rotors. get your brakes and rotors changed, it always fixes my shake while braking lets not just spend money on something that may not be the problem, first up, check wheel bearings, second check wheel balance also need to have ball joints checked
If you mean that the brakes "pulsate" when you apply light to moderate pressure... that's caused by a warped rotor. If a rotor overheats it will warp causing disk brake "chatter". Sometimes the rotors can be turned to make them "true" again, but often you need to replace the rotors. I generally do both front rotors at the same time so that there is no difference between the left and right brakes.
You need to check your brakes and rotors. Typically when the rotors go out it will make any car/ truck do that.
When applying the brakes; if you feel the car jumping it's usually the brake rotors need "turned". And, all depending on the age of the rotors and how much your OLD brake pads have scraped them, you might need to buy new rotors. So, my answer is TURN or REPLACE brake rotors. <end>
In general, warped brake rotors will cause a vehicle to shake when the brakes are applied. If the problem is severe, it will also have some impact on the ability of the driver to control the car when braking. If a car shudders or shakes when the brakes are applied but is otherwise smooth when driven, the brakes are a most logical cause. Use the link to the related question below to help you decide what to do if you suspect a warped brake rotor.