1991 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 125000 miles
I recently had my front brake pads on my 1991 corolla changed. The I notice the old pads had shims
attached to them but when the new pads were installed the shims were not put back in or replaced.
After about three or four weeks my corolla started shaking the steering wheel very bad when I applied the brakes around 40 or 50 miles an hour. I took the car back and was told it needs new rotors and new shims wouldn't help with the vibration, I was also told rotors on the car had bearings keeping them from being turned when they replaced my pads. Please tell me what the shims are for and why did it take a month for the vibration to start, if the rotors were bad, why didn't it vibrate before, also I had no vibrations with the old brake pads at all.
I still think the vibration is a result of not replacing the shims when new pads were changed?
Monday, February 11th, 2008 AT 7:56 AM