2000 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 138000 miles
I recently replaced the front brakes and rotors on my SUV and have found that when I come to a smooth, slow stop I feel 2-3 " thumps" or quick vibrations in the brake pedal and the steeringwheel turns to the right a bit. This does not occur every single time the car comes to a stop, something like a 1 out of 3 times it happens. When I replaced the pads they were only a hair away from grinding down to the metal. When I pushed in the caliper, I neglected to remove the cap from the brake fluid resevoir and brake fluid came gushing out. Is it possible that there is air in the brake lines? Not sure if it's warped discs since the vibration doesn't occur at every stop. What would be the easiest method to diagnose the problem?
Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 AT 5:33 PM