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Chevy colorado wheel vibration above 40

I have a 2007 chevy colorado that exhibited vibration similar to a slipped belt in the tires. I changed rims and tires and the same thing still occurs. It will stop if I loosen and retighten the rear wheels and resume after a couple days. If I don't do this the vibration continues. I suspect a brake drum issue possibly but I am a little stumped regarding what could cause this and don't want to blindly replace parts until I find the problem. Also when this occurs I have pulsing in my brakes like a warped rotor that again will stop when the pulsing stops. The two are directly related.

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If it is brake or drum related best take it to an accredited brake specialist shop for drum machining or disc skimming
it will take a proper diagnosis to determine what has to be done so get a quote

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Vibrations during braking can be warped rotors or discs (but this doesn't sound like your problem since these kind are usually felt in the steering wheel during braking).
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