1991 Honda CRX, 240XXX miles, Shuddering while braking

Tiny
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  • 1991 HONDA CRX
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 240,000 MILES

So my 91 crx has quite a bit of miles on it so I know alot of things need replacing. When I come to a hard stop or breaking on a down hill grade it will shudder violently on the passenger side. If I press too hard it will make almost a grinding sound. Ive replace the break pads and the rotors are fine. Also it pulls to the right when I brake. What could it be?

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Thursday, August 11th, 2011 AT 12:35 AM

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Tiny
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How did you inspect the rotors? Sounds like they're warped.

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Thursday, August 11th, 2011 AT 1:02 AM
Tiny
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Break the bleeder loose on the caliper, then compress the piston slowly. If it is hard to compress, it sounds like you have a caliper problem, and is recommended to replace them in pairs. If it compresses easily, it sounds like you have a brake hose problem, which also should be replaced in pairs. Either of these problems will cause the rotor to warp, because the pressure is never fully released from the pads.

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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 6:32 PM

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