How Do I Fix Pulsating Breaks?

If your vehicle’s brakes vibrate, you should examine them more closely. There are various potential causes for pulsating brakes, including warped brake rotors, worn brake pads, and wheel bearing troubles. Fortunately, pulsing brakes are relatively simple to repair. Here is what must be done:

1. Examine the brake rotors. Typically, warped rotors are the source of pulsing brakes. To inspect the rotors, the wheel and brake caliper must be removed. If the rotors are warped, you will have to replace them.

Ensure that the brake pads are in good condition. If the brake pads are worn, the brakes may also vibrate. You must also remove the wheel and caliper to inspect the brake pads. If the brake pads are worn, they must be replaced.

Inspect the wheel bearings. Worn wheel bearings can also result in brake pulsation. If this is the case, the wheel bearings will need to be replaced.


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