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I have a problem with disc brakes, 5-6days to destroy them and the car shakes ... why?

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Car shakes which is called shimmy shake,if brake pads been replaced wheels still shimmy, you have worn brake rotors with low and high spots,you could have bad wheel bearing, you have worn out tie rod ends and worn out ball joints,you could have tire out of balance,also you could need front end alignment.many things will cause wheels to do the shimmy shake.

Posted on Apr 07, 2011

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    Kirk Augustin Apr 09, 2011

    The tie rods, ball joints, and balance would not wear out brake pads.
    It could only be warped rotors or bad wheel bearing.
    Easy to tell because only one brake rotor would be getting hot.
    Lift that wheel off the ground and shake the wheel, looking for looseness.

  • Jonah Oneal Apr 09, 2011

    you say car shakes which is caused by warped brake rotors, worn wheels bearings cause wheel shimmy, worn tie rod ends,worn ball joints,tire out of balance,or wheel alignment is off,any of these worn components will cause wheel or tire shimmy causing car to shake when moving or brakes applied.

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