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Old 05-06-2011, 07:01 AM
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Brake Vibration Basic Questions

1991 300D. There's very noticeable brake vibration when braking at moderate to higher speeds. BUT I cannot feel the vibration at all in the steering wheel or the pedal. Is it a fair assumption that my problem is with the rear brakes?

I replaced the front pads and rotors recently (Pagid and Balo). The previous owner replaced the rear pads and rotors at 69,000 miles; it now has 95,000. 26,000 miles seems kinda soon for the rears, but who knows?

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it could be in the suspension system also... a pulsing warp on rotors my cause just enough drag to shimmy the weak bushings in your control arms...
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:39 AM
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If it was mine I would Jack the Car, remove the wheel and take a look. And, that would include the fronts.

What method did you use to set the end play on the Fronts?
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it could be in the suspension system also... a pulsing warp on rotors my cause just enough drag to shimmy the weak bushings in your control arms...
If it were in the front, would I feel it in the steering wheel?
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:55 AM
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Rule of thumb

Vibration in:

* Hands and feet is front end.

* Butt and back = rear end..




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Vibration in:

* Hands and feet is front end.

* Butt and back = rear end..

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Nice rule of thumb that - and simple to remember when you're assuming the correct driving position!

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