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Vibration in brake pedal

When I hit the brakes, it vibrates like it has a warped rotor. I changed front brake pads and rotors, with no luck! I was told to rotate the tires, but that sounded silly to me. Could that fix it?!?! What else could be the problem? I checked ball joints and tie rods, and they seem to be fine. The car only has 28,700 miles on it, if that helps.

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  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    Low, I have the same vibration problem and on the passenger side rotor the brake pad is touching only the top portion of the rotor and on the bottom there is a little rust where the pad is not touching. Its as if there is a half of a brake pad. The pads are brand new.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    I have the same problem. Check out the caliper. I believe this is the issue.

  • edobrzenski Apr 13, 2009

    I have changed both front roters and pads, I have had the rotars turned down since and didn't fix.  It is fine when the roters are brand new or just been turned down but starts again after a few weeks and slowly gets worse.  Should I try the calipers on the front?  Brake pedal vibrates when slowing down from over 50mph and stearing wheel shakes and has a real jerky motion when always stopping. 

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    I had the same problem and it was indeed my rear rotors were warped. The stock rotors just don't seem to be up for any heavy braking.



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The rear shoes and drum are not in even contact when braking, thus resulting into entire vehicle vibration. The most likely cause of misalignment is a warped rear drums. However, it is possible that the drums are ok, but rather the rear wheel bearings are worn or loose, this would likely cause misalignment between shoes and drums

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