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Old 12-02-2012, 12:09 AM
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So I started to get a shimmy in the front end when I apply brakes. Figured...time for rotors to be changed cuz they are warped. Changed them today..didn't fix it.

What else can cause this shimmy? It happens probably 80% of the time. Every once in awhile it won't do it. At highway speeds it's real noticeable. But the frequency of the vibration is proportional to the speed I'm going. If i'm going fast...its vibrates quick, rolling to a stop...it's more of a pulse.
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New rotors can be warped too.
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New rotors can be warped too.
Agreed, although you should have seen some sort of change in the vibration. If you feel this pulsation in the brake pedal, you may need to have the rear rotors replaced or machined as well. Beyond this, other causes could be in the hub itself or a problem with the steering and/or suspension components.
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ok well I think I'm gonna driver her again on the highway and pay more attention to if its in the wheel or the pedal. could tie rod ends be suspect if its more in the wheel? then change rear rotors if more in the pedal? thanks guys
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