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Old 03-15-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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Brake pedal shuttering

This last week, on and off, my break pedal has been shuttering/turbulent feeling and as I finally complete my stop 2-3 seconds after it dissipates. I've done a moderate amount of searching but I am not finding a related cause and effect. Anyone know about this and would like to give advice? Thanks.

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It continues to shutter after the stop?
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It continues to shutter after the stop?
No it stops after the stop about 2 seconds after and after I lift my food off the pedal a moment but I think it stops even if I don't lift my foot. I think maybe a rotor is bad?
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Sounds like a warped rotor.

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How many miles on the front rotors? Have they been turned that you know of?
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Sounds like a warped rotor.

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How many miles on the front rotors? Have they been turned that you know of?
Ok, thanks. Unfortunately I don't know about the rotor history, the car is still a couple months new to me. Already costing me a clutch disk replacement. I'm a new automotive student (strictly theory at the moment) so I'm toying with finally trying to get my hands dirty.
Would this be a reasonable project for a first timer?

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Depending in how warped they are they may be able to turn them. However, if you have to replace them they are pretty simple to do. I would suggest changing brake pads for a fresh rotor or rotors. Just my opinion. All you need to do is take off calipers and once that is off the rotor just slides off.

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Just don't remove any brake lines or you will have to bleed the system and that sucks. Also, you will probably need to open the brake resevoir because once you compress the caliper for the fresh pads, depending on fluid level, you may lose some fluid so get some rags ready to soak up any spill over.
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Ok thanks a lot. I'll give it a try if they do need replacing. Maybe for starters I can get a brake shop to check them cheaply.
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Yea, a brake shop can set them up and put an indicator on them and check for runout. They shouldn't charge much to check your rotors. You may find out they just need turned. I can get mine turned for 8 bucks a piece. Better than buying new. Good luck to you.
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