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Car pulsating
Hello. I would strongly recommend having the brake system thoroughly checked by a certified technician. Brake systems are vital to the safety of motorists. A noise should not be ignored as it is a warning for existing and future problems....
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Car has problems when braking.
What you are feeling is likely the brake rotors are warped, as you suspected. The rotors may need to be replaced. The rotors can get warped when they get hot and then hit water or excessive braking. Have the brakes...
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serious issue with my right rear brake.
Yes, I agree this is a serious issue. If the hub bearing failed, the tire and brake assembly would be loose. To check this, raise that part of car off the ground, put hands on each side of the tire...
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Brake rotors stuck to the wheel, won't come off
On your vehicle, the rear brake rotors house the parking brake shoes. So, to start, make sure the parking brake is released before attempting to remove the rotors. If the rotor is still hard to get off, carefully hit it...
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Shaking when brakes are applied
If the dealer has already replaced the front rotors, the problem is likely with the rear being warped. The problem could also be a bad wheel bearing, but my money's on the rear rotors. I suggest you have someone other...
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rubbing and pulsating sounds from Left Front Wheel when turning right.
You could have two issues. The first issue that is certain is you have a bad brake rotor or two. Any time you have pulsation when braking, the rotors will need to be machined or replaced. If it is...
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When I hit the brakes it makes a weird noise.
Hello. Shuddering or pulsating at the brake pedal can be caused by a few things. The first thing I would do is carefully examine the rotors. If they show any signs of severe wear, it may be possible that they...
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I have 2009 Toyota Highlander, LIMITED.
Since you recently did some work on the driveshaft, I would first suspect there was a problem as a result of the installation process. Before you begin taking the wheel off for inspection, I would connect a scanner to retrieve...
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Brake pad is vibrating Toyota IST
Hello. This vibration or pulsation in the brakes would require a complete brake inspection in person, but the problem is most likely going to be warped rotors and the pads worn down. The front rotors and pads would need to...
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My car is shaking when i stop. I was told i need new rotors. How much would that be including parts and labor
Not only would you need to replace the rotors but you would need to replace brake pads and rotors at the same time. The rotors are causing the car to shake when stopping. The brake pads will have grooves and...
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Pulsating brakes.
Hello. All of the things that you listed could potentially cause the pedal to pulsate. If a wheel hub was recently replaced then I would move on to looking at the other hubs, as well as the rotors and pads....
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Every time I droves 40 or 50 and apply to the brakes,my front end shakes what can this be
The most common cause for a pulsation when the brakes are applied is warped rotors. The brake rotors will wear over time and the brake rotors are a perishable item. The rotors can warp due to excessive wear, using the...
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When I am applying brakes at the speed of 60 to 70mph my steering wheel starts to shake?
If you are getting a pulsation in the brakes when applied at high speeds then you most likely have warped front brake rotors or they have hot spots on them that cause the pulsation. Inspect rotors and look for discolored...

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