Shakes when braking

Tiny
SBBTJB
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  • 1994 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
When I stop or slow down while driving my car shakes. I notice it most in the driver side mirror and steering wheel. Any ideas of what it could be?
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Saturday, August 19th, 2006 AT 2:39 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

This sounds like you brake rotors are warped here is a guide to ehlp you get the problem fixed.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/steering-wheel-shakes-when-accelerating-or-braking

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:36 AM
Tiny
CASSANDRA07
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
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  • 95,000 MILES
Shakes or Wobbles problem
2002 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 95000 miles

I have had my Cavalier for over 5 years and have never had a problem with it until recently. I was driving down the highway going about 45mph and went to step on my brake to turn and my whole car started shaking. Now anytime I step on the brake, my entire car shakes no matter what speed I am going. I have replaced the brakes and brake pads but nothing seems to work. It still shakes just as bad as before. Do you know what could be causing this?
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:36 AM (Merged)
Tiny
LEGITIMATE007
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I think your rotors may be warped, they may just need to be resurfaced. Or replaced if they are too bad.
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:36 AM (Merged)
Tiny
CKEENER
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
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  • 133,000 MILES
When I slam on the brakes the car feels like it is driving over big rocks.
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:36 AM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Without knowing any other details or observations, a best guess is a brake rotor is warped. That's very common and is repaired by machining it or replacing it.
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:36 AM (Merged)
Tiny
PRATIM
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  • 1995 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 75,000 MILES
Brakes problem
1995 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 75000 miles

I have a 2 door 1995 Cavalier. I had changed lines and got brake service done about 5 months ago. Whenever, temperatures go below 30's, there is a shuddering type of behavior when I put my foot on peddel. And often the brakes don't slow down the car quick enough. This behaviour does not happen when temepratures are typically above 30 degrees.

My question: Ehy brakes are not working adequately below 30 degrees?
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:36 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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What kind of brake service did you had done. Shudder while braking could a be a warped rotors, might also want to rebleed the brake system.
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:36 AM (Merged)
Tiny
PRATIM
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY.

1995 Chavey Cavalier, 4 Cylinder, 2 door

About 5 or 6 months back, brake liners were changed for the front wheels and new rotors were installed in the back wheels.

Wouldn't warped rotors make shuddering noise irrespective of temperatures?
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:36 AM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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What needs to be done is to mike the rotors to check its out of roundness and parallelism.
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:36 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DFRASER
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
Brakes problem
2001 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

When I put my brakes on it feels like they are locking on then letting go. The whole car shakes and it makes a banging noise.
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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 AT 10:37 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Is ABS warning light on in dash? Check brake fluid, seems like may have fluid leak on one of the wheels.
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