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What causes vibrating when braking at high speeds?

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Answered 2005-04-28 23:53:04

Possibly warped rotors, loose wheel bearing, or a defect in a tire. Inspect your tires carefully, looking for bulges, or any other abnormality. If you find none, then you will need to check the wheel for looseness, and if it is not loose, then have the rotors removed and turned. Replace the front pads at this time. I would suspect you will find the rotors are warped. When replacing the wheel after service, be sure and tighten the lugs nuts to the proper torque, (found in you owner's manual). Tighten to tight and the rotors will warp again.

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