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I've had a vibration problem while braking since last year on 2003 Impala 116000 miles. Replaced front rotors and ceramic pads in 08. Helped for a little while. This year I had the front rotors turned. Was OK for a few weeks. I have also rotated tires to see if it was a tire problem. Still there. Also, I do feel a clunk on the steering wheel when turning our of my driveway.

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If this vibration is occurring only when you brake, I would take a look at a sticking caliper piston that is causing brake drag. Hope this helps and best wishes.

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Slight vibration in the front end . replaced rotors and padsand vibration stopped. approx. 3400 miles later I have the same vibration again.


Who did the work?
Was all rust removed where required?
Was anything at all lubed?
Was the system properly flushed

I have never in 47 years of doing my own work,
ever had any brake issues.

I would say 95% of your type issues, are because the
brake work or service was not done correctly

That said, I am a perfectionist,former machinist,fabricator,
welder,and speciality automotive business owner,so
Iam always thinking, and time has never been an issue

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I have a crunching sound coming from the front wheels when applying the brakes at a low speed and only after I drive the car a few miles


sounds like the pads have worn down, or there's debris between the pads & rotor. in my personal experience, the stock rotors from hyundai don't hold up very well. i replaced pads (front and rear) at around 45K miles, and had the stock rotors turned down. less than 1K miles later, the front rotors were already warped! there have been many complaints about hyundai's rotors, so i replaced mine with a set of raybestos rotors and also put ceramic pads up front. 20K miles later, they're still working great.

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350z Rotors need to be cut at only 10K miles


Your rotors should be fine but it also depends on who turned the rotors and how they were done.Considering the dealer replaced the pads they probably used a metallic pad which have been known to be a noisy .Id suggest you have a repair shop resurface your rotors again and install some ceramic brake pads.

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the front rotors are warped ahd either need to be turned or replaced. use quality parts and motorcraft pads. if you use cheap rotors, they stand the chance of either being warped upon install or warping soon after.

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Braking vibration. more severe at higher speeds/


Might want to have the ABS system checked. IF the vibration is also felt through the brake peddle by it surging I would suspect the ABS system is misreading and causing the vibration. Good luck and have a good day.

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325 ci brake rotors have been replaced 4 times in 6 years


BMW rotors are not known for lasting very much more than 30-45k miles. When the brakes are inspected, they measure the pads using a special tool threw the outer brake pad. Min spec is 3mm. When the pads are replaced, they measure the thickness of the rotors. The rotor spec is stamped on the rotor. if they are under that spec, they recommend replacing them as well. Next time you bring it in for service, just ask them to measure the rotor thinkness, (its not a huge task, all they have to do is take the wheels off). But more often than not, the rotors wear just as fast as the pads.

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