Question about 2003 Ford Expedition
This is hard to describe, and possibly a mixture of issues, but I'm looking for some place to start looking. First of all, I know that my brakes need replacing, that's my task for the next week or two. Also, my air suspension was replaced with strutmasters about a year ago, so I have new coils and shocks. But: When driving, it feels like the front-end is a little loose. Sometimes it pulls to the right a bit, sometimes just wiggles a bit too much. Ford trucks are never precise or taut with their steering, but it's getting to the point where it's now feeling flabby and loose. There is some vibration when braking, but I'm replacing the pads and rotors, which should fix that. They need doing anyway. Given the suspension was replaced, that should be fine. Just wondering what I check with the rest of the front-end to see if anything is loose, or needs replacing. Any ideas? Thanks, Alex
A vague feeling from the front isn't good news and might be anything even something at the rear so check everything - if it is possible for it to wear it should have a good shake or be tested with a prybar.
I am wondering if the wheel alignment has been checked since the front overhaul...
One common but frequently overlooked thing that causes a car to be unhappy on the road is tyre mismatch - this usually manifests as a vague feeling with the car seeming to choose it's own line depending on the road surface and hopping around a little especially when driving along white road markings or the seams of road repairs.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I recently put new front brake pads and had rotors turned on the front end of my 2003 tundra sr5,after a month of driving i'm getting the pulsation when braking back which is why i made this repai
HI if you have pulsation after a month you must replace the rotors
they are too thin and the heat is warping them faster then before you
had them turned
note you replace brake pads and rotors
Posted on Feb 20, 2012
The front calipers are not the problem...did a shop replace the pads and rotors? Or did a friend replace these parts. The Chrysler front pads and rotors are an excellent design...easy to service and replace parts...only 2 bolts hold on each caliper, and the rotor is held in place with the caliper, and wheel. My first thought was a front wheel bearing is grinding, but you should have noticed this before the brake parts change. The pads could be installed backwards also...my second thought was you may have a loose wheel or two...retighten all 5 lug nuts by using the "star" tightening method, you may be surprised that the loose lug nuts are the only problem. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 12, 2012
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