My safari pulls quite violently to the right when i brake (even at low speeds),i have replaced the brake rotors,pads and shock absorbers with new and bled the brakes countless times but the problem is still there...any ideas ?
That's usually an issue with the alignment. Also, make sure the tires are properly inflated, balanced and the right size for the vehicle, as all of those things can cause pulling when you brake. I'd go with alignment first.
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Try pulling the fuse for the anti-lock braking system. If the problem goes away with the ABS disabled, check the wheel rotation sensors for problems, especially cracked or broken mounts or wiring issues. I'm thinking a sensor is dropping out when it gets heated by the brake and feeding bad data to the controller. The controller than treats it as a low traction situation and starts pulsing the brakes. If this is the case, you would see an ABS or Low Traction warning light on your dash.
Another possibility is a worn or loose suspension component oscillating under braking stress. In particular, check the shock absorber mounts. You could also have a pad that chatters instead of gripping the rotor cleanly - this may leave marks on the rotor, and would probably produce an audible noise.
probably a dumb question, but if there is a backing plate, did you make sure it isnt bent and hitting the rotor? you never want to sand new rotors, although i dont think it would cause this concern. i would suggest lightly scuffing up the brake pads. this will eliminate any noise caused by the contact of the rotors and pads. if it goes away then you know its a problem with the pads/rotors.
scoring of only the inside rotors would make me think that possibly the caliper slides are frozen up. make sure they move quite freely on the slides. it is not uncommon for brake pads to score rotors though.
but brake noises at low speeds that dont' change when applying light brake pressure are usually some sort of metal or something contacting the rotor.
if it fades out not an abs problem pads and rotor may be glazed over [polished from riding brake] check pads and rotor if slippery polished over cut rotor/and replace pads ---if at low speed--almost stopping and getting an abs activation then one of the sensors is dirty or corroded and needs to be replaced low speed activation usually doesnt set off check engine light
Check your brake pads and or brake rotors. They may be bad or your rim on is rubbing on the shock absorber. Also check the lug nut's on your rims they could be loose to where the tire is rubbing against the brake rotors or shock absorber.
When you replaced your brake pads did you also replace your rotors??? If you haven't replaced them, I can almost guarantee your rotors are warped and need replacing. Anytime you replace brake pads, replace the rotors as well. That's what i reccomend!
It sounds like either warped rotors or grease/oil on the pads. Jack up the front and pull the wheels off. Turn the rotors by hand to see if the rotors turn freely, then drag, then turn freely. If there is no grease or oil on the rotor surfaces, you need to either turn or replace the rotors. The job is a royal pain in the ****, so you may want to take it to a reputable shop.
Very easy. Jack up the front of the car and support it with two sturdy jackstands. Remove the front wheels. To the brake fluid nipple on the caliper (the part that squeezed the pads against the rotor), attach a small tube leading to a drainpan, open the nipple, and push back the brake pads from the rotor with a broad screwdriver. Close the nipple. Be careful not to damage the pads if you are not replacing them. (It would be wise to replace the pads when you replace the rotors, though).
Two bolts hold the brake caliper onto the steering knuckle. Remove both bolts, preferably with an impact wrench, and remove the caliper. On some cars the bolts have indented 10mm hex-wrench heads rather than standard bolt heads, so you may need to acquire a new tool. Be careful to support the caliper so you do not damage the hydraulic brake hose. Slip the old rotor off the studs and replace it with your new one. New rotors are packed in oil which will damage your brake pads, so clean the new rotors with vinegar before installing them. Replace the caliper and pads. Check to see you have sufficient brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir before operating the vehicle. If the brakes seem at all spongy, bring your car to a qualified mechanic to inspect your work and to bleed the brake hydraulic syatem. Always do both front rotors, never just one. Otherwise, your car will **** violently to one side when you brake.