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Pulsating and vibrating brakes on 2003 chevy express, new pads and rotors

Pulsatin and vibrating brakes on 2003 chevy express , new pads and rotors

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Did you change the rear drums? If not thats the pulsating feel you get on the brake pedal. The drums are out of round. Another thing do not skimp on the rear drums. Do not buy anything from autozone in the long run you will go back and back to replace drums, stick with AC Delco and you will do the job once. Another thing to consider is make sure you break in the rotors correctly by not stopping aggressively because that will overheat the rotors and drums and make them out of round. I have experience with these vans so been through all the above scenarios. I have ac delco and i am very satisfied.

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