rotor warpage(?), '88 5kcstq
Richard J. Andrews
tech at flashmail.com
Sun Feb 20 08:03:38 EST 2000
I would vote for flat spots...
btdt... it sucks...
no real repair... just replace tires or live with em..
At 07:39 PM 1/3/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi Kneale and everyone,
>Actually, the vibration doesn't even change much during braking. I
>don't feel it in the pedal. It feels too pronounced to be flat spots.
>It's more of a harder type of a shimmy. I think I know what it might
>Right now, I'm thinking I shifted the motor and messed up the
>motor mount(s). I will do a more thorough check later, I've parked it
>for the meantime.
>When looking at the oil pan underneath, it seems like the flat
>bottom of it is not parallel with the ground. I think it's lower on the
>passenger side. I'm aware of the whole inter-relationship of the
>right side mount, heat shield and air hose, and consequences to
>On 3 Jan 2001, at 18:33, Kneale Brownson wrote:
> > warped rotors would only cause a vibration while braking. Do you get a
> > vibration all the time? Could be the flat-spot you mentioned
> > At 12:35 PM 01/03/2001 -0700, Ken Keith wrote:
> > >While visiting friends, I put the car "through its paces". This
> > >included slamming on the brakes from about 60 or 80 mph to test
> > >them out. I ended up locking it up and sliding. It took me a while
> > >to let off the brakes, because it caught me by surprise that it
> > >locked up. It slid in a straight line for a while. After that, I had a
> > >new problem. The car now has a vibration, a bit of a shake of
> > >sorts. It's either flat spots on the tires, or warped rotors, I think. I
> > >suppose it could be a wheel bearing going out, but I'm not sure how
> > >to relate that to my brake check.
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