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i searched and everything takes me to death wobble i dont think i have death wobble but i do experience a steering shake when i hit my brakes at 45-60 and its just worrying me i have new tires the pressure might be off a tad pads are good on brakes about 3/8 left ...im not sure what it is and it just feels like the front end is shimming or loose maybe but i know everything is tight i havent worked on anything on the front steering any ideas i know you guys should thanks in advance.......
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When you HIT your BRAKES and get any type of Vibration or Wobble.....This means your rotors are warped!
Death wobble as everyone knows it as is simply a wobble at all speeds and gets worse the faster you go. it's very noticeable in 4wd
If your rotors aren't the problem. Worn out tierods can cause steering wobble when brakes are applied as well, but generally people would experience "wander" while on the highway if the tierods are bad.
I can let off the brakes and then rebrake it will go away most of the time what are some rotors i should look at dont break me now....
Def. your rotors. Powerslot makes a good rotor. AIRRAM has good prices. New rotors and Good pads will run $250 for the front axle. Good pads means NOT semi-metallic. Ceramic, kevlar and other exotic materials are what should be used.
i did breaks and rotors on my truck prob 6 months after i bought it in 05. the stock ones were already warped. i got rotors and pads for 150$ per axle and still ride with the same rotors - no wobble today.
I got Duralast Rotors and Ceramic Duralast Cmax Gold Brake Pads all for 154.00 and I brake so peacefully & I have a lot more control over my truck over stock and I had the same shake it would go away and come back when braking... Like Dirty said its the rotors... But when your down there check the tie rods... I dont need performance rotors cause i just commute to work & occasionally haul...
[QUOTE=dirtydog;1768866]When you HIT your BRAKES and get any type of Vibration or Wobble.....This means your rotors are warped!
Not cessenarilly, You may have an incorrect wheel balance. Have both sides of your wheels balanced. Thats what i have done everytime. Im willing to sacrifice a few scratches on the rim for tire life and a smooth ride. Use a reputable tire dealer and request the most experienced tech to get the best balance and find out how old the equipment that they use is.
If your gonna swap your brakes out, I just (Yesterday) put EBC rotors and pads on the front of my truck. When i was looking around, to get the best quality rotors and pads from NAPA, it was about the same price. Surprisingly, after 67000+ miles, the back rotors are still like new. Had them turned and put ceramic pads from NAPA on the back. Put about 100 miles on it yesterday after I finished it and it stops like a dream. Still taking it easy because everything needs time to bed in, but it went from more than half pedal to stop to barely having to press the pedal at all.
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ressurected from the pitsssss......alright guys its time to go out and get new pads and rotors as i have the money in my pocket and the old pads are wore down so i dont feel like im throwing out good pads.... for one how do i check my tie rod ends for play? and the ultimate question is napa or duralast.....remember i dont wanna spend my left arm and right leg......somebody said duralast for 156.00 that sounds good whats the diff on napa.......
look at what dirtydog said... find out what the pads are made of. as for rotars, i'm not sure...
to check the tie rod ends just grab hold of it, and yank it back and forth... if theres play you may need new ones. they arent too bad to replace.
let us know how it works out, i kinda have the same problem
i dont know with the 1500 but in my 2500 i had the same issue months ago . felt it in the pedal and wheel ...the wobble as you say . warranty work was done . it was the upper and lower stearing links. pop your hood find the stearing shaft it should move back and fourth about 1/8 of a inch any more ....wobbble under breaking. trust me on this one . but like i said i have a 2500 not a 1500 . and one more thing ....a reading from the book of poon....god said good luck my friend may you find your course ..RH 4.12