Fordmods Logo

EA Brake shudder and surge. 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 8 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: EA Brake shudder and surge.
Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:37 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 15

Joined: 3rd Aug 2006

Location: Picton
NSW, Australia

Under braking, after the disc warm up I get a real bad shudder.
My first thought was warped discs, but they look alright, wearing even on both pads and the piston was working fine.
I replaced the ball joints a couple of months ago and noticed the tie-rod ends were on the way out, but still moving smooth.
Any suggestions as to what the cause could be, and how I could test whatever it is?
Cheers in advance.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:37 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 496

Joined: 10th Nov 2004

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: EBII Fairmont Ghia

Location: Warragul
VIC, Australia

I had shudder like what you have, replaced the rotors, pads and wheel bearings, now its all good :) I'd start there.

Ben
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:15 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 54

Posts: 4102

Joined: 18th Nov 2004

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: PX2 Ranger 4x4 XLT Dual CAB

Location: Carrum Downs
VIC, Australia

Unless your rotors are really badly warped you wont tell by just looking, and the pads will wear with the shape of the rotor.

If you get the old rotors machined, and watch them doing it, you will see then, that they are warped.

They don't need to warped much to give you brake shudder.

 

_________________

Image
She's meanness put to music and the b**ch is born to run!
Like the sign says, "speed's just a question of money. How fast can you go?"

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:57 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 404

Joined: 8th Jun 2006

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

bad tie rod ends could give you those problems.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:07 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 366

Joined: 21st Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: BA Ford Fairmont 5.4L

Location: Gold Coast
QLD, Australia

I have the same problem.....been tryin to work it out for ages......I will try replacing the tie rods as well I think.

 

_________________

Image
http://www.xcalibrestudios.com

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:58 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 756

Joined: 21st Nov 2005

Gallery: 25 images

Ride: 1999 AU futura

Location: griffith
NSW, Australia

Ceheck your caliper slide pins,if they dont slide freely fix them.This will give the similar effect of a brake shudder.

 

_________________

COMING SOON,XD WITH A TURBO...CLEVO STYLE

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:28 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 15

Joined: 3rd Aug 2006

Location: Picton
NSW, Australia

I'm not sure about the tie rod ends. The steering is still pretty straight, and I don't veer under braking even when it's shuddering. Please feel free to correct me if that doesn't mean s**t.
Anyway, I'll have a look this weekend and post what I found.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:16 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 54

Posts: 4102

Joined: 18th Nov 2004

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: PX2 Ranger 4x4 XLT Dual CAB

Location: Carrum Downs
VIC, Australia

Brake shudder usually only occurs during braking, where as a worn tie rod will be noticable in the steering wheel at high speeds.

 

_________________

Image
She's meanness put to music and the b**ch is born to run!
Like the sign says, "speed's just a question of money. How fast can you go?"

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alexa [Bot] and 15 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:54 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names