Mechanics

VIBRATION

1998 Mitsubishi Chariot • 4 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 100,800 miles

Hi

I have a Mitsubishi chariot 1998 model that has a vibration problem. The vibration is un noticeable when I drive but violent when I attempt to apply brakes. Their is no peddle bounce when this happens.I have changed all tires, balanced. Checked all suspension joints and wheel bearing for looseness but all seems to be ok. Please help
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Gman
June 4, 2011.




This is typical of warped brake rotors. To be felt in the brake pedal requires them to have thickness variation. They can also warp by twisting relative to the center hub. That won't affect the pedal but it will make the calipers slide back and forth sideways twice for each wheel revolution. That will tug on the steering linkage and be felt in the steering wheel or in the seat.
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Caradiodoc
Jun 4, 2011.
Have the brake rotors/drums checked.

KHLow2008
Jun 4, 2011.

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