Shaking when braking - brand new pads and rotors..
I recently decided to change my pads and rotors on my 2001 1500 4x4, good thing too, because they were down to the metal and had eaten my rotor pretty good. Anywho, I get the driver's side done, put the wheel back on, jack up the other side.. and this is where the fun starts. After getting the caliper off, the old pads out, the bracket off, and the rotor off, I opened the new rotor and it looked..grooved. It was wrapped in plastic (unbroken) so it hadn't been used, but the surface was not baby smooth like the other side had been, it just had these perfectly spaced tiny grooves, but being in a hurry, I put the new rotor on, reinstalled the bracket, put the new pads in, I begin to push the caliper pistons back in..reaching a spot where I could not push anymore. So, of course, I loosened the bleeder screw, and pushed them on in. Upon tightening my bleeder screw, it stripped. I head to AutoZone and purchase a pack of two, come back and screw it back in, assemble everything and go for my test drive. After realizing the pedal pulsed and the truck shook when braking, I remembered I had forgotten to bleed my brakes. Went home, did so, went for another drive. Same shake..My question is, do you guys think the mysterious grooved rotor is to blame? Have any of you ever seen a brand new rotor be grooved and not cause a problem? or perhaps the brakes still aren't bled? This is a very frustrating problem and any feedback is appreciated!