Rear end vibrates when brakes are applied while driving
Ever since i pulled the cover of the rear drum brakes to check them to see if they need to be changed everytime i apply the brakes to come to a stop the car vibates and rattles so loud it sounds like the rearwheels are going to fall off.
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Once you remove the rear drums u have to adjust the brakes with a screwdriver there's like a cowboy spur on it that has to be turned, unless u took it apart then you should assemble the same way u tookit off or use the other side as an example.
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if your rotors are new or cut and you dont have a bent axle or unballanced tire.then you could likely hav ea bad motor or trany mount. currently have the same issue with my front wheel drive nissan. hope this helps.
This is kind of a long shot, but you've done all the logical things already. You didn't state what make, model, year so I don't know if this will apply or not. I had a 2002 Intrepid that did this (infrequently at first, but became more pronounced) when I was turning slightly while braking. It turned out to be the inner tie rod ends, where they connect to the steering rack and pinion. The bushings were badly worn, and you could feel this with the wheels off the ground.
UNLESS there is a major front end issue the most common cause of the vibration is the rotors being out of round. this is easily correct by having a brake shop resurface the rotors. also the vibration could be coming from the rear as well. the way to determine if it rear or front is the next time you brake somewhere that it usually has the vibration try applying only the parking brake instead of the brake pedal. NOTE....when making this check be sure to hold the parking brake release button to prevent lock up of the brakes. the parking brake only works the rear brakes. this will determine where it is coming from. the back brakes will have either brake drums or either brake rotors. same philosophy but different operating mechanics. either way it can all be corrected by resurfacing the rotors and/or drums
I would check the rear brakes drums, they may need to be turned. The front rotors may have warped again, with turning the rotors, it removes metal from the rotor which leaves the rotor with less metal to dissipate heat, and the rotor will warp again when they get hot.
If it has drum brakes get the drums machined or if it has discs get the discs machined to stop the vibration as with age and heat and water splashes over time the discs and or drums go out of round causing the pads(discs) shoes (drum brakes)to cause a vibration when they are applied,
A few possibilities 1. Front disc's may be warped 2. Rear drums may be out of shape Easy way to check gently pull the handbrake lever when going forward if the drums are out of shape you will feel vibration through the lever. 3. Front wheel bearings may have excessive play 4. Suspension component(s) worn wishbone bushes are a common failiure on Escort's Hope this helps Best wishes
do u feel the vibration in the steering wheel or in the seat,i bet the most vibration was coming out of the front brakes and a little out of the rear brakes,u might want to change the rear brakes if the vibration is still annoying,also were the front wheels torqued to spec when installed?? if not u might end up with warped front brakes again,hope this helped
As you apply your car brakes, your brake pads/shoes wear against the brake rotors/drums. Rear brakes usually have brake drums. As your brake shoe linings wear (as would be the case for your car), the brake linings from the brake shoes have worn down to metal and they wear into the metal of your brake drums. After you park the car at night, the natural moisture in the air facilitates an oxidation (rusting) process along your brake drums. When you get in your car and take off in the morning, you have a light layer of rust that gets scraped off by your worn brake shoes. This is what is causing that annoying noise you hear in the morning (or after the car has been parked for hours). Simply put, you need a rear brake job. They will also check your front brakes and can let you know how much life you have left up front. If you continue to drive around like this, you'll end up ruining your rear brake drums and this will quickly become more expensive. When you have a rear brake drum job completed, they will likely "turn" your rear brake drums - which means they will put the drums on a mechanical lathe that will scrape any uneven surface into one congruous even surface.