When I press on the brake to slow down at a stop sign or traffic light it shakes like crazy

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MARYLOPEZ
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I just recently bought 2 new front tires because I got a flat after work. It seems the front tires were rubbing on the inside. It drives fine and the steering wheel seems to be lined up straight, but when I press on the brake to slow down at a stop sign or traffic light it shakes like crazy. I need to do the brakes Please help!
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Monday, March 2nd, 2020 AT 5:44 PM

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Tiny
DAVEH429
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Hello.

Below is a link to a guide for doing front brakes and a good idea to read through for a little know how and planning and the attached diagrams are the actual repair guides for your vehicle.

Hhttps://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

Hope this helps with your repair, Please keep us updated on your repair outcome and do not hesitate to contact us again for further information or assistance.

Thanks for using 2CarPros.

Dave H
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Monday, March 1st, 2021 AT 1:39 PM
Tiny
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My brakes sounds as if it is trying to come apart. After starting up I hear a couple of screeches like the pads are bad?
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Monday, March 29th, 2021 AT 1:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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You are correct that this is in need of brake replacement. Here is a guide that will help:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

Here is a video on a similar vehicle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zjHSFVangI

Below you will find the process from the manual. Let us know if you have questions. Thanks
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Monday, March 29th, 2021 AT 1:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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What might be the cause of a clunk in brake I think my pads are worn out can you help me please?
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Monday, March 29th, 2021 AT 1:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi,

Replacing front brake pads and rotors isn't too hard to do. Since they usually last around 25,000 miles, you can get lifetime parts and never have to pay for parts again.

Let's get started. First, here is a link that shows in general how it's done. You can use this as a guide when working on your vehicle:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

Here are the directions specific to your vehicle. The pics below correlate with the directions.

FRONT DISC BRAKE

REMOVAL
1. Remove the front wheel & tire.
2. Remove the split pin (A) and castle nut (B).
3. Loosen the hose eye-bolt (A) and caliper mounting bolts, then remove the front caliper assembly (B).
4. Remove the front brake disc by loosening the screws (A).

REPLACEMENT

FRONT BRAKE PADS
1. Loosen the guide rod bolt (A) and pivot the caliper (B) up out of the way.
2. Replace shims (A), pad retainers (B), and brake pads (C).
3. Push the piston in the cylinder using a SST (09581-11000)

4. Pivot the caliper down and tighten the guide rod bolt.

Tightening torque Nm (kgf.m, lb-ft):
21.6 - 31.4 (2.2 - 3.2, 15.9 - 23.1)

INSPECTION
1. Check the brake pads for wear and fade.
2. Check the brake disc for damage and cracks.
3. Check the thickness of the brake disc and run-out using a micrometer and a dial gauge on the part dotted line in the illustration below.

INSTALLATION
1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
2. Use a SST (09581-11000) when installing the brake caliper assembly.

3. After installation, bleed the brake system.

Check out the diagrams (Below). Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.
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Monday, March 29th, 2021 AT 1:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I was told that the front brakes. I need to drive about 500 miles this coming weekend and I won't have the time to get it fixed before the trip.
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Monday, March 29th, 2021 AT 1:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Replacing front brake pads and rotors really isn't too hard to do. If you do it yourself, make sure to get lifetime parts so you never have to pay for them again.

To get you started, here is a link that shows in general how it is done. You can use it as a guide.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

If you look at the pics below, they include the directions and pictures specific to your vehicle for this job.

Also, here is a video of the procedure being done on a Hyundai Sonata. Although it is a different model, the procedure is very similar.

https://youtu.be/G5M_xKIxUb4

To remove the brake rotors, you will need to remove the caliper mounting bracket while the caliper is off. See the last two pics for the bolts to be removed and torque specs.

Take care,

Joe

PS: See pics below for directions.
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Monday, March 29th, 2021 AT 1:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The brakes need to be done and I want to do them myself can you help me please?
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Monday, March 29th, 2021 AT 1:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Here is a guide that will help with this:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

Plus below is the process from the manual that will help with replacing the pads and rotors.

Please let us know what questions you have. Thanks
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Monday, March 29th, 2021 AT 1:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GAURAVKUMAR
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Hello there,

Has any one replaced the brake rotros and pads for the 2001-2006 Santa fe? If so, how easy is the job from 1-10? I am planning to repalce them myself.

Do I need to bleed the brakes when I change the rotors and the pads?

Also, do I change all four rotors and pads? I have a steering shake at highway speeds and a little griding noise from the front left? Do I change all four or just the front 2? Also I am thinking of getting drilled rotors?

Any suggestions would be helpful.
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Monday, March 29th, 2021 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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If you are just replacing the brakes and rotors, there is no need to bleed the system. As far as the rotors, if you feel the shaking in the steering wheel, chances are only the front rotors are warped.

Joe
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Monday, March 29th, 2021 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Why I am replacing my Rotors and brake pads every year. This seems crazy?
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Monday, March 29th, 2021 AT 1:34 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi:
I don't know how many miles you put on a year, but it isn't uncommon for them to only last 15 to 20K based on where you live and how you drive.

On the other hand, make sure the calipers are not sticking or hanging up. Are the pistons pushing smoothly back when you replace the pads? Are the slides clean of corrosion and properly lubericated?
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