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Honda concerto brake problem

I pulled up outside our house yesterday and noticed that the brakes had trouble stopping the car and that a previously non-existent vibration had appeared under braking. This was transmitted throught the brake pedal to my foot. The brake system still pumps up when stationary and in reverse for some reason. I have checked all lines and reservoirs for leaks. I have also changed the pads although they still hada fair bit left on them. The disc are fine. The vibration appears to happen through the first half of the brake pedals action if you go through this point then the braking improves,

Has anyone got any suggestions before I resort to taking it to a garage?


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The vibration is the sign of a warped rotor. If you buy new ones stay away from the ones that are made in China. They rust very quickly and warp very easily. Stick with the ones made in Canada or US. The perception of less braking power could also be a function of the rotors. The car will not stop as well if the pads and rotors are galzed. The surface of the rotors should be a little rough.

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