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Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:56 pm 
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Hey,
i think its my rotors but here for other peoples opinions

when i brake above 60k's i get a harsh shudder in the steering wheel, and its not the normal abs in and out

the wheels are balanced and the wheel bearings are good, anyone else have any ideas, let me know, the car is an NL fairlane


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Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:00 pm 
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yeah im guessing your rotors are a tad warped.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:08 pm 
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alfy wrote:
yeah im guessing your rotors are a tad warped.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:10 pm 
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cheers guys, i spose its official that something in the rotor regin is naffed,


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Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:15 pm 
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While your lookin at your rotors, check the condition the rack ends & tie rod ends.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:17 pm 
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yea cheers cjh, they are on the list of things to replace, they look good but hey, i will already be down there, and it cant hurt the car, just the pocket

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Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:03 am 
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Tezza393 wrote:
yea cheers cjh, they are on the list of things to replace, they look good but hey, i will already be down there, and it cant hurt the car, just the pocket

Tezza
also check the pistons move freely,they rust and the flash chrome pits,making them stick on--rubbing\causing heat while driving.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:23 am 
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bloody ford rotors....... the bain of my existence.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:20 am 
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Check that the caliper slides are free & not all goooed up. Replacement slides & seals are available from most spare parts outlets, usually quite a lot cheaper than at your local friendly Ford (Fraud) dealer.
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Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:51 am 
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Guys - not sure what others thoughts are on the warping issues - but from my experience I've found that higher performance aftermarket pads such as Bendix Ultimates or similar are not ideal for the standard rotors and you'd be much better sticking with standard type pads. I had Bendix Ultimates installed all round on my old EF (as part of a Midas brake system refresh package) and had endless troubles with warped rotors (got them machined twice under warranty). I think the higher performance pads simply outperform what the rotors are designed to handle (heat, force etc.) and this is what causes the hassles. My advice would be to stick either with regular pads on standard rotors if just maintaining the brakes - otherwise install better rotors with better pads if looking for better braking performance. It'll be cheaper in the long run and they'll work together better and for longer...
Just my two cents - but hope it helps someone out.
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Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:51 am 
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I'll second Windza's advice.
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