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Old 03-05-2013, 09:06 AM
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pulsating brake pedal

when braking i would feel the pedal pulsating...figured the pads were finished. checked them out and they were not in that great a shape so i changed them all around. I'm still getting a pulsating feeling in the brake pedal....u guys think i just need to bleed them or are the discs warn or warped or something ? thanks

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Old 03-05-2013, 10:17 AM
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warped rotors. have them turned or replace them.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:54 AM
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New rotors and pad do wonders for brake feel.
The hint of the day is 'do not' over tighten the front discs.
It can put a wavey distortion in them that will be temperature sensitive and drive you nuts wondering what's going on, at different times.
If left like that long enough , the discs won't recover from a wear pattern by retorqueing.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:58 AM
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Probably a stuck piston in the caliper also. Everything U ever heard bad about disc brakes is started with sticky caliper pistons. These are usually brought about by a hole to the boot seal. When U got a truck 10 years old, 100,000 miles, save UR selves a lot of grief.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:41 PM
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ok thanks.... how could one over tighten front discs ??? do you mean caliper ? or am i not getting something ?
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:57 PM
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He means over torqueing the wheel lug bolts. If your brake pedal is pulsating do what Shooter said and turn or replace the rotors.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:18 PM
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thanks , will do. yeah lug nuts are to specs. Thanks again
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:08 PM
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HI Mike, we have some great prices on rotors if you need them. Here's a link to them on our website if you want to see what we have. Tony

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Old 03-07-2013, 07:08 AM
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I broke two studs off getting a tire off my truck, with the spare on I had a bad vibe getting to town to get a few new studs. Went away when i replaced them.
BTW. the pricing on studs is variable. Ford sold me the only one in stock for 6 bucks, the Parts Source store nailed me for 23 fun tickets! WTF?
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