Why would the front end shake badly when you put on the brakes?
Most likely you have warped rotors. If the rotors are warped, when you apply the brakes, the brake pads/caliper will be forced to follow the rotor and the vibriation will transmit via the steering wheel and brake pedal.
What would make the front end of a 2002 ford explorer shake at low speed when making a turn or hitting a small bump?
This could be for a few reasons, but if they are getting hot without you applying them, I would suggest that they are sticking and causing the pads to rub on the discs, or if they are drum brakes, the shoes on the drums. If they are only getting hot as a result of using the brakes, I would suggest checking that the brakes are balanced properly, and that the front brakes are not doing…
disc brakes are usually used on the front of a car is because the braking ratio for any Car is 70 / 30 ........70 percent of the braking power goes to the front 30 percent goes to the back also if you had disc brakes on the rear of the Car and you slam on (emergency stop) the brakes would lock and you would slide all over the road
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
There are only a few things that would cause that.Tires,Rims,Brakes/Rotors,lower ball joint,Lower control arm bushing,outer tie rod end,inner tie rod end. Just get both front wheels off the ground, grab the tire and shake and wiggle...look to see where it has the play..If no play..then suspect the Brakes/Rotors,Tires,rims.
If you bought this car used, there is a chance it could have a broken motor mount, this would cause the engine to shake very badly as one side of the motor would be rising up, as the other side is trying to hold it down. Under smooth acceleration, a broken motor mount is not very noticeable. Try this,with your foot on the brake, start the car, put the car in reverse, does it clunk…
If you do not expect to stop the vehicle, then yes. Your front brakes provide up to 80% of the stopping power of your braking system. Without them, you would NEVER be able to stop your vehicle in anything resembling a safe amount of time. PERIOD! Not to mention, you would probably be replacing your rear brakes every week if you managed to put enough pressure against them to stop your vehicle at all…
Why would a Chevy Beretta idle high in park and neutral and in drive or reverse stutter badly and when stuttering the brakes are weak?
Why on earth would you or anyone else want to do that??? For one, its illegle, two it is very dangerous as better than 80% of your braking force is generated from the front brakes, and three, you would cause serious damage to the brake system rendering the rear brakes useless anyway. Just don't be stupid. R.W.
If its a rear wheel drive car it would be because more power to that axle, therefore more stopping power is exerted by the brake pads. When applying braking more forces are exerted on the front of the vehicle, this is why vehicles fitted with only one set of disc brakes (superior to drum) use them on the front of the car, and why front brakes usually wear faster. In your case I might suspect…
You would push down on both the front brake and the back brake. You would want to put a little more pressure on the back brake and slowly add pressure to the front brake. If you slam on the front brakes there is a possibility that you will fly over the handle bars. I know from experience and it is not fun. I hope this helped.
You just put on 20 wheels and tires on a 05 Chevy truck When you apply the brakes you get a bad shake you replaced the rotors and brakes and it still shakes What else could it be please help?
I believe it would be a problem with the ABS. Larger lighter 20's can be easier to lock up as they have higher pressures and smaller contact patches. What you are feeling is the ABS system trying to do its job. Oh and I am assuming the professional who put the 20's on your ride did get the right offsets and the tires are not rubbing on the wells when the truck dives forward. i…
99 2500 suburban brakes vibrating when stopping even after performance brakes and rotors installed why or what is the issue.?
Which wheels would the wheel cylinders be on if a vehicle has front disc brakes and rear drum brakes?
The wheel cylinders will be associated with the rear drum brakes. Drum brakes use a wheel cylinder to activate the brakes - push the shoes out against the drum. Disc brakes use a caliper unit to push a piston out and squish the brake pads against the rotor. The front disc brake pads are pressed against the rotor by pistons inside the calipers to slow the vehicle. Both are hydraulically controlled.
It might be the front hub assembly. My 2005 silverado shakes at 65mph when i went to change the brakes recently i noticed the whole assembly (with the brake caliper on and the wheel off) that it moved around way too much. I am still trying to determine if it is the whole hub assembly or wheel bearings.