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Vibration after brake job
Looks like my recent work caused more work again!
Yesterday I changed out my brake fluid (gravity bleed) and replaced my front brake pads. The slider pin on my driver side caliper was so badly siezed that I had to get a new caliper. After I buttoned everything back up, I have a firm pedal, and the truck stops smoothly. However....
When I engage the brake I'm now getting a vibration that is hard to localize, it seems like its coming from the middle of the floorboard near the firewall, but I can't really tell. It's present so a small degree if I let off the accelerator without touching the brakes, and becomes pronounced when I start braking. It is most significant when I'm stopped with my foot on the brake.
I remember seeing somewhere that pressing the pistons in on the calipers (which I did) may have an affect on the ABS system...
Probably a coincidence, but I also reinstalled my catalytic converter (I have a cat delete) so that I can get the truck smogged.
2005 6.0 Lariat Crew Cab 4x4 Short Bed
SCT X3 Tuner, Looney Tune from Quick Tricks
Bulletproof EGR Cooler (I live in CA, smog mecca)
FICM with Atlas40 from FICMrepair.com
Updated Standpipes, Dummy Plugs and STC
4" Turbo Back Magnaflow Exhaust
DC Power 185 amp alternator and wiring upgrade
CAT EC-1 Coolant
Dashboss Monitoring including pyro and fuel pressure