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Old 05-03-2012, 11:38 AM   #1
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I am absolutely no expert on brakes. All I know is the basics. They stop your car. Please no sarcastic comments but I hear a groaning noise every time I make a low speed stop and I also feel some play in my steering wheel when I apply the brakes over about 50 mph. What do I need to do for this?
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:05 PM   #3
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sounds like warped or pitted rotors to me.
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Re: Brakes

Your rotors are wrapped if you hit the brakes and your steering wheel shakes. Your pads might be shot which is causing the groaning noise.
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I just replaced my pads last night. The old ones were barely worn and the rotors werent in bad shape. It still feels like it takes too long to stop though. Ideas?
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I just replaced my pads last night. The old ones were barely worn and the rotors werent in bad shape. It still feels like it takes too long to stop though. Ideas?
What pads did you use? Sometimes they take a while to break in.
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Re: Brakes

replace your rotors as well any pitting or warping will prematurely wear out the pads. Also dont for get to bleed your brake lines.
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replace your rotors as well any pitting or warping will prematurely wear out the pads. Also dont for get to bleed your brake lines.
Bleed the brakes and if that doesn't work look at the master cylinder
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What pads did you use? Sometimes they take a while to break in.
I used dura last and my rotors were in good shape other than a little rust on the inside of them.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:29 PM   #10
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My rotors were warped and took significantly longer to stop than my new ones. Make your new rotors cross drilled and slotted, less brake fade and more bite.
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