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Old 07-27-2013, 11:29 PM   #1
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Car shakes when I hit the breaks? (Only sometimes)

I'm not sure when the break pads were replaced, but I think it was pretty recently.

Anyways, my when I apply the breaks, it makes that squeal sound, like when you need new break pads. The weird part is, it only does that for less than 5 minutes when I first drive around. After about 5 minutes tops, the breaks are fine. They don't make that sound anymore.

Sometimes, not often at all, when I apply the breaks (it only happens at low speeds, like when I'm in a drive thru, or pulling in my drive way), the car shakes. The steering wheel doesn't really shake, but the car does. Only happens approx. 1 out of 10 times, if not less, that I break at low speeds.

Any idea on what this could be? I would say rotors or wheel bearings, but wouldn't that be happening all of the time?
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:55 PM   #2
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Are you sure the cars not trying to die. You wouldn't notice a warped rotor in the drive thru. Problem could be vacuum related.
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btw, breaks are what you listen to if you're from Florida, brakes go on your car.

Seriously, you need to take the car to a mechanic. Sounds like you might have debris in the brakes quite possibly from when the pads were changed. Metal expands when heated, and applying more pressure would also squelch the problem, so that might explain why it's only happening when the car's been running for a while or at low speeds.
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Were the rotors turned when u had the brakes done? If they are warped it will give a funny wiggle.
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Yeah, my bet is warped rotors. Napa will check them out, turn them if possible or change them at a reasonable cost.
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Yeah, my bet is warped rotors. Napa will check them out, turn them if possible or change them at a reasonable cost.
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