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This is normally a sign of warped rotors. It will require that the rotors be remove and turned on a lathe in a machine shop. Not very expensive to have them turned. You will also need to have the pads replaced. Warped rotors are caused by excessive heat or the lug nuts being over-tightened. Make sure the lug nuts are torqued to factory specifications. rotors are warped- either from overheating(braking too hard) or overtightening the lug nuts - should use hand wrench and torque to your vehicle's specs -never use air tools to tighten lug nuts.

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Q: What causes front end of car to shudder or vibrate when you apply the brakes?
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Front wheels shudder when I apply brakes?

Front wheel shudder could come from worn tires, bad brakes, or worn front end components. Check all of these to find the cause of the shudder.


Why does your car lurch when you apply the brakes?

The friction caused by the brakes causes the car to decelerate. This negative acceleration, in turn, causes a force to be applied to all those in the car. This is the lurch you feel.


What would cause a 97 Maxima to vibrate when you apply the brakes?

your brake rotors are warped. You should repalce you brake pads and have the rotors resurfaced if possible, or replaced.


What causes the noise when you apply the brakes on a 2001 crv?

They are equipped with a "telltale" warning that shrieks when the brakes are applied, with the brake pads are too low and need replacing.


If you drive through water your brakes may become slippery and ineffective to dry the brakes off?

apply your brakes gently while accelerating at the same time


Why are the brake pads and bicycle rims warm when you apply the brakes on a bike?

They are warm because the friction makes the molecules in the brakes move faster, which causes it to warm up.


What causes a car to shake when you apply the brakes?

because the alignment is off Warped or out of round brake rotors/drums.


What causes the brake idiot lite to come on when you apply the brakes in 1980 suburban?

Check the brake fluid reservoir, it may be low on brake fluid indicating it is time to have the brakes inspected.


What causes a ford engine to shut off when brakes applied?

One possiblity could be the power brake booster is shot. When you apply the brakes it creates a large vacuum leak, enough to stall engine.


When you push on the brakes do all tires stop?

no, just the wheels the brakes apply to, usually the front brakes


What causes the steering wheel to shake real bad when you apply your brakes?

Worn bushes or warped brake rotor. Replace faulty item.


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Time for new brakes or adjustment.


Why does my 1995 Oldsmobile achieva brakes grab when you apply the brakes and the car shimmies?

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Why do my 1998 Pontiac grand am brakes flutter when i apply them?

Brake rotors or drums need to be machined or replaced. If it causes steering wheel shaking, check front brakes. If happens when applying parking brake look to rear brake problem.


If you drive through water, your brakes may become slippery and ineffective To dry the brakes off?

apply your brakes gently as you accelerate


I had new brakes rotors and calipers and the brakes are squeling now.The garage said my brakes where to hard and they had metal in them they sanded them.Still squeling What could be the cause.?

first of all, the pads may be semi-metallic and have chunks of metal in them which may cause the squeal, change to a less metallic pad may help, also the backing of the pads should have an anti-squeal gel applied to them, when you apply the brakes, the pads will hyper vibrate and can cause a squeal. The gel will stop the vibrating. first of all, the pads may be semi-metallic and have chunks of metal in them which may cause the squeal, change to a less metallic pad may help, also the backing of the pads should have an anti-squeal gel applied to them, when you apply the brakes, the pads will hyper vibrate and can cause a squeal. The gel will stop the vibrating.


When stopping a car with anti lock brakes abruptly you should?

Apply the brakes hard and steer out of danger.


What do you do if you must stop suddenly in an emergency?

If your vehicle has abs brakes, just apply the brakes hard and steer away from danger. If the vehicle does not have abs brakes, try to apply the brakes without locking up the wheels and going into a skid then steer away from danger. If you lock up the brakes and go into a skid you will lose control of your steering.


What should you do if your brakes become wet?

While driving, apply the brakes gently for a short distance, as you maintain your speed.


It was recommended to me to apply the brakes while driving through a puddle because having the shoes or pads pressing against the drums or disc will help keep water out. Is this True?

No, that is not true. Water is going to get on the rotor and on the pads no matter what you do. This water will quickly evaporate once you apply the brakes. Even if you do not apply the brakes centrifugal force will remove the water as you drive. Once you apply the brakes the heat created will remove the water very quickly. You may experience a slight loss of good braking the first time you apply the brakes after going through water which is normal.


Why does your 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo steering vibrate when you apply the brakes?

Warped brake rotors. This is a very common problem for the 1999-2004 Grand Cherokees. You will need to have your rotors replaced, or resurfaced. The best resurface method is with an on car brake lathe.


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How do you release the back brakes on a astra van there coming on before the front ones?

your back brakes are supposed to apply before your front brakes, they do this so your car does not take a nose dive every time you apply the brakes. but if it is very noticeable i would check the adjustment of your rear brakes (if you have a disc/drum setup) or i would check your proportioning valve if they are locking up