I have a terrible vibration when I apply the brakes that is felt more in the whole car and pedal, but not really in the steering wheel. As typically you would think front rotors (rear are drums), as it had some wear, I replaced the front rotors and pads maybe a year ago, but the vibration did not go away. Yes, this has been going on some time.
My next thought was to replace the rear drums and shoes, although this did not help (replaced with brake parts kit). The emergency brake setup appears to be functioning and releasing, so I do not think it is the cause of it. I feel that it is still somehow related to the rear brakes, or something attached to them, as when I pull up on the emergency brake while driving, I basically get the exact same vibration that I feel when I apply the brakes with my foot.
As this car has now 200,000 miles on it, and a lot of the components are still original. I then began to replace items that may somehow lead to a vibration, and figured with that many miles it could not hurt, and was still cheaper than taking it to a garage.
Here is what I have done to try and fix this:
Front rotors and pads
Both front ABS speed sensors
Rear drums/shoes/brake parts kit
All (4) Struts and new strut mounts
Both front control arms w/ ball joints
Front engine torque strut
Windshield wipers, washer fluid, air freshener…….
Of note, the ABS has always kicked on fairly easily, too soon in my opinion, although it may be slightly better after having replaced some of the components, but by no means perfect.
I did order some rear control arm bushings that attach at the pivot point, but as I could not remove them, I left them in, yet they appeared to be alright and not loose. I welcome any advice that you may be able to give me.
have the same problem?
Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 5:57 AM