Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Brake calipers

asked by on

My mechanic replaced my calipers, rotors and pads both sides and after 300 miles the shuddering was back in the steering wheel and then he replaced the right hand caliper and after 20 miles the shuddering is back in the wheel and it feels as if its gone again.

Any ideas what i should do next?

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hopefully your mechanic bled your brakes after he replaced the calipers. If he did, you may want to find out if he greased the outside of the brake pads to stop the excessive noise. He also should have greased the rods for the caliper bracket too. If you are still experiencing problems look at your drive linkage to make sure you don’t have torn boots or grommets. A certified YourMechanic technician can come to your location to perform a vibrating steering wheel inspection on your vehicle and help suggest any repairs or services to fix this issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Brakes leaking near rear left side tire

Hello. A brake fluid leak from the rear tire area could be a broken line or wheel cylinder. Brake fluid leaks can be extremely dangerous and lead to loss of braking ability. I suggest you have the brake fluid leak...

Q: Tire on back passenger side keeps locking up once you hit 20MPH.

Hello There, It sounds like you may have a faulty wheel speed sensor at that wheel causing it to relay incorrect signals to the ABS system which may be causing it to lock up that wheel. Your car is equipped...

Q: How do you use the heated side view mirrors?

If your car is equipped with heated side view mirrors, you have a convenient way to clear away ice, snow and fog from your mirrors. Don’t worry, using your heated mirrors is actually very simple. Just push the rear Defrost...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...