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    Vibration when braking

    Over the last couple of weeks I have noticed a vibration in the steering wheel when braking. It is getting worse, and I'm assuming it has to do with the braking system.

    Question is, how often should you replace rotors and what are the recommended type - slotted or cross-drilled? And what about brake pads? I did have those replaced about a year ago. And if the rotors need replacing would you suggest new pads as well? AND, should I do all 4 or just the front? Anything else I should know?

    I have NO knowledge of the mechanical workings of my car, but that is why I joined this forum. I want to learn so please be patient with my doofus questions. :o

    Thanks,
    Hazel

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    your rotors are warped, too much heat, the stock rotors all start to do it.
    your rotors get really hot under breaking and they get softer and warp slightly.

    the cheapest fix is take it midas or something and get them spun for $20
    makes them just like new(i do it at work)

    itll happen again in around 50k
    but its great if you dont wanna spend money on new rotors.

    it happened to my step moms v6 stang, and now it breaks like mimi from the drew carey show is in front of it.

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    I just put cross drilled in mine and I don't notice any difference really... my car still sucks ass when it comes to braking.

    If you're looking to upgrade in the near future like you were saying before, i'd just get the rotors machined and call it a day. Good enough.


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    I agree...

    Warpage causes the shake you feel on hard braking. I machine rotors as part of my crappy job, 12-20$ tops is there is enough material and the warpage isn't excessive.

    If your pads still have meat on em, just re-use them.


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    Thanks guys for the advice. I'll try and find someone here who can machine them for a decent price (we don't have a Midas or anything along those lines). The car still brakes great, but the shaking is making me nuts.
    Hazel

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