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Old 06-23-2009, 11:01 PM   #1
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Default This IS a rotor problem!.. right?

Before I go trooping off to spend money that I really don't have, I wanted to get some opinions.

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Squeaking noise (seems to come from front left wheel) but is very audible at low speeds turning to the left (into the wheel). But when a small amount of brake pressure is applied and held, the squeaking stops, until I let off the brakes.

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Applying slight to moderate brake pressure at most speeds yields front end vibration, felt thru the steering wheel and in my pants. Just before stopping, the brakes seem to grip a lot more suddenly then let up in a systematic fashion (under constant brake pressure), with what I guess is every one tire revolution.

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Old 06-23-2009, 11:15 PM   #2
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Pull the rotors have em turned and put some disc brake quiet on the pads thats the best way to trouble shoot, maybe check if the front end is lubed?
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:47 AM   #3
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The pulsating is probably warped rotors.

Your squeaking is probably your front bearings going out. (The squeak they sometimes make sounds a lot like squeaking brakes.)
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The pulsating is probably warped rotors.

Your squeaking is probably your front bearings going out. (The squeak they sometimes make sounds a lot like squeaking brakes.)
^^^Yep....what he said.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:57 AM   #5
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Im having the same exact issue. My bearings feel tight though. I have cheap rotors installed, so that may be the issue.
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I would check the brake pads before replacing the rotors.
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I would check the brake pads before replacing the rotors.
i agree... and if they need to be replaced then just get new rotors while you're at it
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:27 PM   #8
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Thank you gentlemen.
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