2001 Dodge Durango Wobbily brakes

Tiny
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  • 2001 DODGE DURANGO
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 109,000 MILES
When I hit the brakes, the whole truck moves back and forth like you are going up a roller coaster, a rocking motion. I think I kinda noticed it also when I had the cruise control on Sunday, but it was pretty windy though. The main concern is when I brake, it is very prominent. Thanks!
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 3:30 PM

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Tiny
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Most ikely it is yourfront brake rotors are warped. I suggest replacing front rotors and front brake pads
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 3:32 PM
Tiny
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From husband / I took off the front tires of my wifes 01 durango 5.9 awd. The rotors are in great condition and the brakes are so new that they still squeek. When I jacked the truck up the front wheel turned or balanced 110 degrees downwand to settle. The tires are all good but the one on the drivers side front is worn down to almost smooth on the inside. Please no bad automatic braking system jokes! Can an suv tire be out of balance so bad that the cars abs does not work properly? No abs light on, but the check engine light does. Cant remember the codes but it was an o2 relat ed problem sensors maybe.
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 7:54 PM
Tiny
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Please help! I don't need my husband messing with my truck!
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 9:47 AM
Tiny
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If your driving your truck down the road and you step on the brakes and the front end shakes or steering wheel shakes then you must replace front brake rotors. You cant tell if a rotor is good by looking at it. Trust me
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Thursday, March 19th, 2009 AT 5:41 AM
Tiny
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Also you say the tire is wearing uneven. You must check the front end steering components for looseness because if you for example have a loose tie rod end then your warped rotors will be shake even more
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Thursday, March 19th, 2009 AT 5:42 AM
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I gave up and took it into the shop this morning. They said they resurfaced the rotors. They are charging me $75. Is that a fair price?
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Thursday, March 19th, 2009 AT 11:23 AM
Tiny
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Yes that is a excellent price
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Friday, March 20th, 2009 AT 5:55 PM
Tiny
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Thanks so much, Tim! We really appreciate your help :)
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 5:54 PM
Tiny
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Your welcome
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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 8:08 AM
Tiny
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Did the guys at the shop mention your tire wear issue? If only one tire is bald on the inside edge, it is leaning in on top. That's called "camber" and is one of the three main alignment angles. The truck should be pulling in the direction that tire is leaning if you let go of the steering wheel.

If both front tires are wearing on the inside edge, they both could be leaning in, or they could be steering away from the center of the lane. That also makes it wander a lot and miserable to drive.

One thing that Chrysler vehicles do better than any other cars and trucks is get great tire wear, ... If they're in proper alignment.

Caradiodoc
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 3:01 AM

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