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Steering wheel shakes when I brake

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by rondog, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    I replaced my pads about 2 months ago. I didn't bother looking at the rotors, but I am thinking that may be the reason. I have 45k miles on the truck and have never had them machined. Do you think that can be what's doing it?
     
  2. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    warped rotors for sure.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    rotors out of round 100% :)
     
  4. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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    What are the chances of machining them to fix the issue? I guess its hard to tell without seeing them.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    they probably can fix them. I would take them to your local NAPA store and have them looked at.

    If they can't fix them new ones aren't too expensive.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    awesome, thats good to know. I was about to get my tires balanced because about a year ago my steering wheel would shake around 45mph and balancing the tires fixed that. I got new tires recently and thought discount did a bad balancing job, but then realized it was only happening when I braked. I appreciate the info guys
     
  7. Jan 19, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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  8. Jan 19, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    Just go in to the store and have them look it up. Im not sure if you're supposed to put new rotors on without replacing the pads though. Maybe just rough them up with some sandpaper first?
     
  9. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    Enter the year and Tacoma and it will give you 3 choices. 2 are for a 5 kug and only one option for a 6 lug. If your just street driving take the cheapest that fit
     
  10. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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    Do you think these are fine? Like enough left not to buy new ones?

    photo.jpg
     
  11. Jan 19, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    no way of telling without a micrometer. They will tell you if they are thick enough to turn for free when you take them in.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    I called pep boys and they said their machine that does rotors off the vehicle has been broken for like 5 months so they only offer to do them on the vehicle which is $40 per rotor..yikes!
     
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    DO NOT I repeat DO NOT got to pep boys for anything! Anywhere is better than pep boys lol.
     
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    Just buy new rotors and u get what u pay for ...
     
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    Just buy some off of eBay for 200$ sloted and cross drilled beter than 40$ each at pepboys
     
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    ok cool, looks like im installing some rotors after work :D
     
  20. Jan 19, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    the next set of rotors i get will be slotted and dimpled check out summitracing.com they have good prices BUTTTT
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    if want more problems by the 50 dollar rotors =)
     
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