1991 Chevrolet Cavalier brake problems

Tiny
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  • 1991 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 2.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 107,000 MILES
Just changed the front brake pads on the car and now when I get the car about 35 it starts to shake but when I put on the brakes it stops checked tires no problems there can you give me any ideals.
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Friday, November 13th, 2015 AT 2:15 PM

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Tiny
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You gotta include some details. What was done with the rotors? Did you torque the lug nuts? Did you lubricate the caliper slides? Did you prepare the new pads or did they come prepared? Any chance the linings or rotors got contaminated with grease? Have the steering and suspension systems been inspected for worn parts? Where do you feel or see the shaking?
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Friday, November 13th, 2015 AT 7:03 PM
Tiny
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Noting was done to anything just changed pads did see the the brake hose on one side was getting bad but didnt change it changed the oppisite side three months ago this was a rush job the pads had wore to the metal my son done the workthe rotors did have a little damage but didnt look that bad the car starts shaking at about 35 but if you put on the brakes it stops
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Saturday, November 14th, 2015 AT 2:38 AM
Tiny
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There's quite a bit more involved in a professional brake job than just hanging new pads or shoes. Mechanics do a number of things to avoid noises and vibrations from occurring, and there's things we can accidentally do to cause them. If the rotors weren't machined to make them match the new linings, there's no way to know if grease or other contaminants got involved or what else might have happened. The affected brakes need to be disassembled and inspected to see what is causing the vibration. A mechanic will know what to look for.
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Monday, November 16th, 2015 AT 9:17 AM

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