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 Post subject: EL brake shuddering problem?
Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:23 pm 
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hey, i got a problem with my EL, the abs seems to come on around town when im not drivin/ breaking hard. anyone know what could cause this? or how to fix it? :(

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:26 pm 
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You sure it's the ABS? Sounds like a warped disc...

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:30 am 
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yeah it mite even be the brake pads, mite take it in to my mechanic

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:43 pm 
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More than likely you need new rotors, they have a bad habit of warping which will give you brake shudder.

Replaced mine 3 months ago with DBA slotted rotors $105ea, thanks to Cam at hightek brakes (site Sponsor)

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:56 pm 
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Exactly what madmax said. He is right. I had the same problem on one of my cars.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:22 pm 
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YES I AGREE IT IS YOUR DISCS. ALSO I WOULD CHEACH YOUR WHEEL BEARINGS THAY MAY NEED REPACKING THEM
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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:21 pm 
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More than likely as mentioned your rotors may need machining.
A simple way to rule out the ABS is to remove the ALB fusible link - this disables the ABS, and the car will brake like a non ABS car. Road test the car, if the problem remains it's not the ABS.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:21 pm 
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More than likely as mentioned your rotors may need machining.
A simple way to rule out the ABS is to remove the ALB fusible link - this disables the ABS, and the car will brake like a non ABS car. Road test the car, if the problem remains it's not the ABS.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:59 pm 
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wrapped disc & need new pads

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:02 pm 
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got the same problem with our EL fairmont at the moment. just needs new rotors
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