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Only as im comeing to a complete stop
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2004 Saturn Vue Brakes
The vibration is caused by the rotors being warped. Remove the front tires and check the front brake pads. Replace if needed. This is a pretty straight forward job. The rotors are "fall off" rotors and you won't need anything special tool wise.
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
not the springs in most cases just the bushings they ride in, also check for lack of lubrication of the leafs, they have nylon slide strips between the leafs, but they fall out and then the spring loads up on braking and then unwind and you fell a thunk when it does so, there is a special grease injection tool/tip for a grease gun that is used to get grease into the leaf segments that really helps, use a Teflon based grease to to this, it is blue in color and available at many up scale parts stores like NAPA and Carquest.
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
maybe a dumb question, but have you checked the engine oil level (not trying to be rude) . if you have check the type of oil filter you are putting on. But you mention tapping noises....do they increase slightly as engine rpm increases then dissapear. if so, i would wager that the noise you are hearing would be the hydraulic lifters. the reason you hear them is that they are not getting a sufficient amount of oil pressure...your oil pump might be dead or dying...would go that route.
also, ensure that you are using the correct weight of oil in your vehicle (follow manufactures recommendations)
hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
Might check around the big black round muffin shaped chamber adjacent to the master cylinder for a loose vacuum hose or crack therin; the hissing sound seems likely to be the air rushing in as you loose the vacuum that supplies the power to assist your braking effort (power brakes)---as this goes, so goes your peddle until it reaches the actual piston pushing the brake fluid (which should be firm like with non-power brakes).
...maybe have an assistant push on the peddle while you listen with a piece of hose or a stethescope to find the leak (or I suppose the power unit diaphragm could be shot/leaking--hence replacement), but since you said after bumpy road etc, one could hope for a simple dislodged vacuum hose or fixable crack.
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
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