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#1 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 09:15 AM
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braking problem

i've noticed recently that when i am braking that i feel a kind of slow pulse. it almost feels likes its engaging the abs ever so slightly.. im not sure what could be causing this or if i should be worried. i should probably mention that i had the front brake pads replaced about two months ago. any ideas?

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Sounds like your brake discs are warped. If you feel it in the steering wheel and brake pedal its your front discs. This can be caused by rust on the brake surface, heat damage (maybe sticking brake caliper causing overheating) or if the wheel has been tightened too hard or uneven.

I had a similar problem after changing my brake pads, but on my car I only felt the pulsation when I drive on long trips, Turned out to be the pistons in the calipers sticking and caused overheating of the brakes. I had to change calipers, pads and discs because I drove too long with the problem.

I recommend you get it checked out and don't drive for too long with this.

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thanks lid'en.. i ended up going to monro brake/muffler and they replaced the rear brake disk because they said it was warped and they also resurfaced/straightened out the front disk which was a little warped too

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