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Ford 2006 freestar sel, violent brake pedal pulsation in steering wheel when braking, replaced calipers, pads and rotors

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The job either wasn't done correctly or somehow the Wheel Sensor Harness, got involved in a way it shouldn't have.

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What makes it shakes


Sounds like bad brake pulsation, meaning warped rotors. When rotors are warped , they push the caliper piston in and out ,causing the brake pedal to pulsate and shake the steering wheel. I would start with replacing the front pads and rotors, and if you have drum brakes in the rear, have those cleaned and adjusted for a more balanced braking system.

May 15, 2014 | 2001 Plymouth Neon

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I have no brakes


It can be issue with master cylinder or the problem is there is still some air there in the system that has to be bleed. Or else the parts replaced are not aligned properly/.I suggest everything back.


There are few help links mentioned below to troubleshoot the issue.


Click the link below and follow its procedure: -----


All types of brake problems and repairs

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-and-service-light-comes-on.html

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Brake Fade Issue?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/brake-fade-issue.html

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Brake System Troubleshooting?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/11/brake-system-troubleshooting.html

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Car Brake lines have no pressure?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-brake-lines-have-no-pressure.html

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Car Brakes Dragging?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-brakes-dragging.html

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Car Brakes grabbing?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-brakes-grabbing.html

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Car Brakes Making Noise?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-brakes-making-noise.html

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Car Brakes Pulling?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-brakes-pulling.html

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Pulsating Brake Pedal?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/pulsating-brake-pedal.html

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Spongy brake pedal?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/spongy-brake-pedal.html

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Hard Brake Pedal?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/hard-brake-pedal.html

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Fading Sinking Brake pedal?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/fading-sinking-brake-pedal.html

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Feels Like Brake pedal Pulsating

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/06/feels-like-brake-pedal-pulsating.html

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What is Brake Drum Bar?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/what-is-brake-drum-bar.html

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ABS light stays on but brakes work fine?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-light-stays-on-but-brakes-work-fine.html

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Vibrations while braking On Chevrolet Van?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/vibrations-while-braking-on-chevrolet.html

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Dragging brakes?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/03/dragging-brakes.html

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Brake pedal stuck?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/03/brake-pedal-stuck.html

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After replacing brake rotors and pads, brake pedal remains on floor?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/after-replacing-brake-rotors-and-pads.html

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How to replace Brake Power Booster?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-replace-brake-power-booster.html

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1997 Chevy Tahoe Brake lights not working?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/1997-chevy-tahoe-brake-lights-not.html

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How to service Drum brakes?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-service-drum-brakes.html

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What type of problems usually noticed on Drum brakes?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/what-type-of-problems-usually-noticed.html

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How to test Drum Brakes?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-test-drum-brakes.html

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Brake Bleeder Screw Function?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/brake-bleeder-screw-function.html

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Toyota Tundra: Parts diagram to replace Brake Drums?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/06/toyota-tundra-parts-diagram-to-replace.html

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Squeak and grinding sound is heard when brakes are applied?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/squeak-and-grinding-sound-is-heard-when.html

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Brake Pads Inspection on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/brake-pads-inspection-on-acura-integra.html

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How to remove Brake Pads on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-remove-brake-pads-on-acura.html

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How to remove Brake Disc Rotor on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-remove-brake-disc-rotor-on-acura.html

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Brake Caliper OVERHAUL on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/brake-caliper-overhaul-on-acura-integra.html

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How to remove Brake Caliper on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-remove-brake-caliper-on-acura.html

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How to remove Parking Brake shoes on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-remove-parking-brake-shoes-on.html

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How to remove Parking Brake Cable on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-remove-parking-brake-cable-on.html

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Brake pedal is pulsating and vibrating?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/brake-pedal-is-pulsating-and-vibrating.html

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2002 Ford Windstar: Brake Warning Light ON dash?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/06/2002-ford-windstar-brake-warning-light.html

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These details will help.

Thanks.

Dec 09, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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REPLACED FAULTY BOOSTER OVERHAULED MASTER CYLINDER AFTER 4 TO 5 BRAKES FRONT BRAKES START TO BUILD UP PRESSURE AND BIND


CAR BRAKE PROBLEMS



It can be issue with master cylinder or the problem is there is still some air there in the system,that has to be bleed.Or else the parts replaced are not aligned properly/.I suggest everything back.


There are few help links mentioned below to troubleshoot the issue.


Click the link below and follow its procedure:-----


All types of brake problems and repairs http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-and-service-light-comes-on.html

----------
Brake Fade Issue? http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/brake-fade-issue.html

-----------
Brake System Troubleshooting? http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/11/brake-system-troubleshooting.html

----------
Car Brake lines have no pressure? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-brake-lines-have-no-pressure.html

------------
Car Brakes Dragging? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-brakes-dragging.html

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Car Brakes grabbing? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-brakes-grabbing.html

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Car Brakes Making Noise? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-brakes-making-noise.html

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Car Brakes Pulling? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-brakes-pulling.html

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Pulsating Brake Pedal? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/pulsating-brake-pedal.html

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Spongy brake pedal? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/spongy-brake-pedal.html

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Hard Brake Pedal? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/hard-brake-pedal.html

------------
Fading Sinking Brake pedal?

http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/fading-sinking-brake-pedal.html

-------------
Feels Like Brake pedal Pulsating http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/06/feels-like-brake-pedal-pulsating.html

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What is Brake Drum Bar? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/what-is-brake-drum-bar.html

------------
ABS light stays on but brakes work fine?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/abs-light-stays-on-but-brakes-work-fine.html

-----------
Vibrations while braking On Chevrolet Van? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/vibrations-while-braking-on-chevrolet.html

-----------
Dragging brakes? http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/03/dragging-brakes.html

------------
Brake pedal stuck? http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/03/brake-pedal-stuck.html

-----------
After replacing brake rotors and pads, brake pedal remains on floor? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/after-replacing-brake-rotors-and-pads.html

----------
How to replace Brake Power Booster? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-replace-brake-power-booster.html

-----------
1997 Chevy Tahoe Brake lights not working? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/1997-chevy-tahoe-brake-lights-not.html

------------
How to service Drum brakes? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-service-drum-brakes.html

-----------
What type of problems usually noticed on Drum brakes? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/what-type-of-problems-usually-noticed.html

----------
How to test Drum Brakes? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/how-to-test-drum-brakes.html

---------
Brake Bleeder Screw Function? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/02/brake-bleeder-screw-function.html

---------
Toyota Tundra: Parts diagram to replace Brake Drums?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/06/toyota-tundra-parts-diagram-to-replace.html
---------- Squeak and grinding sound is heard when brakes are applied?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/squeak-and-grinding-sound-is-heard-when.html

------------

Brake Pads Inspection on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/brake-pads-inspection-on-acura-integra.html

-------------

How to remove Brake Pads on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-remove-brake-pads-on-acura.html

--------------

How to remove Brake Disc Rotor on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-remove-brake-disc-rotor-on-acura.html

------------

Brake Caliper OVERHAUL on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/brake-caliper-overhaul-on-acura-integra.html

------------

How to remove Brake Caliper on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-remove-brake-caliper-on-acura.html

------------

How to remove Parking Brake shoes on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-remove-parking-brake-shoes-on.html

-----------

How to remove Parking Brake Cable on Acura Integra?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2011/11/how-to-remove-parking-brake-cable-on.html

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Brake pedal is pulsating and vibrating? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/brake-pedal-is-pulsating-and-vibrating.html

----------
2002 Ford Windstar: Brake Warning Light ON dash?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/06/2002-ford-windstar-brake-warning-light.html

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These details will help.

Thanks.

Nov 23, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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2001ford escape replaced rotors pads calipers lubed guide pins brake pedal gets hard after about 3 miles.brakes will also pulsate before they get hard.


Looks like you might have a restricted brake hose,holding pressure in a caliper,a little like riding the brake.After the pedal gets hard,see which wheel is getting hottest,crack that bleeder and see if the wheel will then turn freely.If it does,the flex hose or some other part of the hydraulic system is holding pressure.

Sep 04, 2011 | 2001 Ford Escape

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Brakes are pulsating in pedal. we've changed calipers, turned drums and rotors, replaced pads, bled brake lines. what could be causing the pulsating and egg out feeling.


Your rear drums are out of round (warped). Eventhough you turned them the problem will not go away because they have hot spots in them that turning can't remove. You need to replace them with new ones to solve this problem. Pulsing pedal is rear brakes and a shimmy in the steering wheel while braking is in the front brakes.. Good luck I hope this helps you out.

Jul 14, 2011 | 2004 Saturn VUE

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Steering wheel shakes when brakes are applied, changed all 4 rotors no help


hopefully you changed pads as well !! abs possible? check calipers for free operation and slide.check front wheel hubs (bearings).

Apr 03, 2011 | 2006 Ford Freestar

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Front end shakes when braking


will try to help. when front wheels shake while applying brakes and you can feel shake in steering wheel, front brakes and rotors need replacement.rotors are warped,if you replace front brake pads, it will return[shaking when you apply brakes] suggest that you replace front rotors[both] replace [both]front brake pads. cost? i would charge [brake pads cost $55.00] labor,$60.00] total $115.00 thank you for choosing fixya.com

Dec 04, 2010 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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High pitched squeal on new brakes


Break squeal can be stopped by applying shims or anti-squeal compound to the pads.

Apr 05, 2009 | 2005 Ford Freestar

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Wrapping front brakes


Do you mean warping, as in, not round? If so, here are a few possible reasons and solutions. If the brake caliper is pulsating when you depress the pedal, it could cause warpage of the rotor. Solution - replace caliper and brake pads and have the rotor turned. If one side of the vehicle's brakes, or misc. parts, were recently replaced and not the other, if could cause uneven wear on the rotor. Solution - replace brake pads, and/or matching parts on the old/other side and have the rotor turned. There are several more possibilities but there's a starting point for ya.

Aug 19, 2008 | Ford Ranger Cars & Trucks

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