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Old 03-28-2011, 05:16 AM
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Brakes acting strange

My front rotors were warped pretty badly so I replaced them a few months ago with powerslot cryoed rotors. This fixed my major wobble when hitting the brakes. All was good for a few months (have not towed since installed). Now I am getting some strange issues when hitting the brakes. Rather than wobble, I feel tugging. Almost like pulsing. Like a grip, slip, grip, slip. Have not pulled the tires off yet to look and see what is there. Anything I should look for? Maybe my pads are needing to be replaced?
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:14 AM
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Your calipors might be hanging up or yes your pads might need attention. I've read in the past on here someone had calipors sticking on them, might try to search that post.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:50 AM
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Did you "bed" the pads when you first changed rotors?

Try this, find a place where you can do several (5-8) 60 to 10 mph hard stops in a row. You want to get 'em HOT, actually smell brakes. Don't come to a complete stop, and after you're sure you got everything (almost ) smokin', drive around a bit only using the brakes as little as possible, to cool everything down again.

This will rebed the pads and clean the rotors surface.

You don't have to go crazy doing panic stops or anything, just work 'em
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