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Car Shakes When Braking

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by GSRCRXsi, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator

    ok guys when im braking from higher speeds, my whole car shakes. and not just a little bit, but there is a good bit of vibration in the steering wheel and it makes the car hard to handle while braking. does anyone know what could cause this? please help.
  2. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

    Warped brake rotor.
  3. heterosapian

    heterosapian Senior Member

    I concur. I guess all that
    took its toll :D . I feel you tho man, I think we've all been there, I mean every now and again you kinda have to slow down :lol:
  4. 1_deuceracing

    1_deuceracing Member

    Including the above mentioned suggestion, you might have an uneven grab of calipers. It's when one grabs a hold tighter than the other, know what I mean? This could be caused by air in the system or leaking seals. If that don't solve the problem then take it to the suspension shop.
  5. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator


    im a dumgass i didnt even think of that. i hope thats all it is, im replacing the rotors anyway, thanks
  6. mwasnp

    mwasnp Senior Member

    It could be a warped brake rotor, or if you have worn one of your pads so low that its to metal it would do that as well. I had that problem because the person who owned my car before me never changed brake pads and one of the rotors had been damaged so it ate pads in like 7500 miles. And when it would get low it would shake when braking.
  7. BlackJDMdeath

    BlackJDMdeath Senior Member

    OR it could be a bad wheel bearing, put your front up on jacks and see if you can shimmy either wheel around, if so you should replace it immediately, if not fixed your wheel could just come off at any time, and we dont want that now do we!
  8. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator

    warped rotor.
    unbalanced wheel.
    warn pads.

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