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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:21 am
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Default 1998 Honda Accord?

When I step on the brake my car shakes when I'm slowing down does anyone know what that means I had my fron t and back brakes redone can some one help me out does that mean I need to re-do my whole brake system
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:24 am
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It's the g*d d*mn mechanics, everytime they remove the tires they ALWAY over torque the freek'n lug nuts which causes your rotors to warp.Retorque all wheel lug nuts, I think it's around 80ft/lb, hopefully it is not too late. If it is already warped, the rotors may need resurface, better to by new they don't cost that much for your car. Take it back to where you had the brakes done and ask them to torque all the lug nut to 80 ft/lbs, these lazy SoB they probably using hi torque impact wrench over 200ft/lbs +.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:27 am
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rebel it's true. your rotors may be warped from tight nuts with the air gun in the shop. they don't care about using any torque wrenches just get it in & out usually
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:30 am
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Could be warped brake disc,s--rotors or wheel bearings badly worn or suspension problems
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:33 am
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it could be warped roters. If you want it done right go to the dealership and get them to replace it. most shops that work on every car, will do it wrong.
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Old 31 Oct 2007, 10:36 am
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if your steering wheel jerks when you push the break its your front rotors it seems to be easy for people to blame over tightened lug nuts but the fact is lug nuts push the wheel against the rotor to form one piece they don't rub against each to cause friction so wheel being to tight will not cause the rotor to warp. but what does is hard breaking or when rotors are hot and then they get wet usually when you hit water on the road. rotors are easy to change even someone lacking experience can do it just pick up a mechanics book on the make and model of the car it shows step by step instructions on how to do it. most cars require an Allen wrench , c clamp , lug wrench and a jack you should have 2 of these. the book costs about $20. rotors are usually cheap also usually takes me about 15 minutes a wheel and no i dont get paid for it i just enjoy doing it. (in my spare time)
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Old 04 Feb 2008, 01:54 am
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Default Re: 1998 Honda Accord?

Originally Posted by arlanymor View Post
Could be warped brake disc,s--rotors or wheel bearings badly worn or suspension problems
What do I need to check for suspension problems. I have a Honda Accord 2000 LX Sedan 4 cylinder, after I bought a new 17 inch rims and tires my OEM rotor warped, dont know if its coincidence or not, then I replaced it with an aftermarket rotor and then I bought a new rims and tires again and it warped the rotor again after a few months.

Now I'd like to buy the Brembo plain rotor but I'm afraid it will ward again, could it be that the problem is within the suspension, like you mentioned. But what should I check in my suspension? I did replace my shocks with KYB and lowered the card about 1.5 inches, could it be that is causing the warping? Thanks!
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