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Saturn Vue 2004 model

I have a Saturn Vue 2004 model when brakes are applied while coming to stop the vehicle gives a vibration feel as if something is rubbing hard & i feel that the brakes are not working properly.

Please suggest what needs to be done is it a rotor fault or brake shoes ??

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We have the same problem. We have replaced the pads and turned the rotors to no avail. Other suggestions?

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More than likely you have warped brake rotors. or lack of parallelism in the rotors. you can get them machined if there is enough meat left on the rotor or just buy a new set which isn't all that bad for that vehicle since it's a floating rotor. good luck

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