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Bob709
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Joined: 16 Jul 2006
Location: Oklahoma

PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:26 am    Post subject: Brake Vibration Reply with quote

I've got a 96 GC 4X4 which has a slight to moderate vibration, only when braking. I've replaced the pads and rotor and still have the same problem. One day after towing a boat I noticed an odor coming from the front left wheel well area, but haven't been able to duplicate the smell since. Car brakes fine (except for vibration) and always tracks straight.

Any chance this could be a wheel bearing -- if so, why only when braking?

Thanks for any help Confused
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swamp boy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was probobly just the brakes overheated when you where towing..

And it most likely warped your rotors also.. You can change the rotors and eliminate the vibes..
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Bob709
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put new rotors/pads on and still have the vibration. I'm thinking something else is going on.

The car has about 103K miles on it (a small percentage towing a 2500 lb boat). I'm being told that the wheel hub/bearings usually act up at about this time, and may be the problem --- is this true? (The CV joints were replaced about a year ago)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check the Unit bearings and ball joints...



Here is how...

Jack the tire off the ground one tire at a time..

Grab the tire at 12 and 6 and wiggle.. If it wiggles you hav bad ball joints ..
Then grab at 3 and 9 ... If it wiggles you have bad unit bearings..

You will need someone to watch the unit bearing and balljoints while you wiggle...
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