Sounds like brake pulsation. Probably from the front brake rotors. Don't cut them, chuck them and get new ones, replace the beat up pads at the same time and adjust the rears-if drum brakes in back.
Brake pads/rotors are usually to blame for vibration during heavey or normal braking
I agree,new pads, rotors, all the way around will help. But if they are bad, you might want to have the rubber lines checked for cracks to ensure future safety.
A pulsating brake pedal which is known in the automotive world as spongy brakes is caused by worn or warped rotors/drums and/or shoes/pads. To correct this problem visually inspect the parts.If the rotors are not perfectly smooth then replace them.
brake rotors out of round
Your brake rotors are warped.
your drive belt is streached or bad tension springs.
It would be the rubber pad that sits on your brake pedal. Unless they were referring to brake pads, which are the pads which enables your vehicle to stop by pressing the brake pedal.
Usually that would be caused by a faulty brake light switch connected TO the brake pedal. If the brakes work the pedal is probably ok.
brake switch located on the top of the brake pedal
Check the switch adjustment on the brake pedal arm.
Pulsation in brake pedal when stopping? yes and also a shake or shimmy in the steering wheel when brake. your brakes may also chatter
Probably warped brake rotors. They can be removed and resurfaced or replaced with new ones.
It should be on either the pedal shaft or the pedal frame.
Check for warped front rotors. under slight brake application it may not shake. But under hard braking such as getting off an offramp the truck will shake and the brake pedal may pulsate slightly. Chances are real good this is your problem.
It is above the brake pedal not under it. Follow the brake pedal bracket all the way up and you will see the brake pedal switch.
Take your foot off the gas and move it to the pedal on its side - the brake pedal.Take your foot off the gas and move it to the pedal on its side - the brake pedal.Take your foot off the gas and move it to the pedal on its side - the brake pedal.Take your foot off the gas and move it to the pedal on its side - the brake pedal.
Check the switch on the brake pedal
out of brake fluid?
Just above the brake pedal, on the mounting bracket that the pedal pivots on.Just above the brake pedal, on the mounting bracket that the pedal pivots on.
to the left of the brake pedal
if brake pedal is soft , either there is air in the system ,a brake fluid leak, or brake linings and pads are worn allowing the pedal to travel to far if there is a fluid leak, this can usually be found by getting under vehicle and looking at inside of wheels for brake fluid
A dashboard light appearing when brake pedal is depressed usually means brake fluid is low.
And why in the world would you want to do that, as the rear brakes which are operated by the parking brake are already activated by the brake pedal. Do not even think of doing this.
Start the engine and then push the brake pedal down. If it is soft and easy to push then the booster is okay. If booster is BAD the brake pedal would be hard to push.
If none of the brake lights are working i would suspect the brake switch at the brake pedal.
More than likely it is the brake light switch that is attached to the brake pedal.
On the brake pedal bracket under the dash.On the brake pedal bracket under the dash.
manualy lift brake pedal to see if they go out. if so check spring at pedal