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its not a ranger but its the same concept..please help guys
well i checked the front rotors and pads and i have no grooves in the disk nor the pads. i then spun the rotor to check to see if its warped and its straight.well then i checked the rear drums and they look like brand new..the problem is at certain speed and i hit the brakes the truck shudders like its falling apart what could it be?
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I had a similar problem and it was a warped rotor.
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I had a similar problem and it was a warped rotor.
i spun both rotors and they appear to be straight
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Is it coming from one side or both?
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Is it coming from one side or both?
i cant tell the entire truck shakes like its going to fall apart..lol
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im thinkin rotor also...
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Rotors are the only thing I can think of, but I am no brake expert.
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warped rotor.
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it just shakes alot..sometimes its not enough to tell by the eye..
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it is definately a rotor. my dad had a 97 and by looking you couldnt tell it was warped but when you got on the brakes o my god it was like an earthquake. the rotors are cheap so i would start there
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i took the rotors off...i will take them to the shop and have them turned and see if that fixes it..i know for a fact it isnt the rear breaks because they look like they were just replaced a few thousand ago if that.. so i will let you guys know once i get them turned
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i spun both rotors and they appear to be straight
what do you mean you spun them your not going to see it just by spining it by hand. Just put news ones or go get them turned.

http://www.autozone.com/R,APP1079034...ductDetail.htm
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what do you mean you spun them your not going to see it just by spining it by hand. Just put news ones or go get them turned.

http://www.autozone.com/R,APP1079034...ductDetail.htm

read post above yours
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if the rotors are warped that bad you may opt for some new ones, machining them will take metal off and make them more likley to warp again.
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ya i guess i was writing it when you posted yours!
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buy new ones.... around here, rotors are 25 a piece to turn... new rotors are 30-40 a piece new...

Even tho the rears are new... that doesnt mean squat... someone could have dropped the drum.... warped it... someone could have stocked it on its side instead of flat.. it could have warped it...

If it were me, i would buy new front rotors and see if it fixes it....

you cant spin a rotor and see if its flat.....
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You can rule out the rear brakes by using the Parking Brake to slow/stop the truck (in a safe area). The parking brake usses only the rears. Read the following link-

http://www.stoptech.com/tech_info/wp...rakedisk.shtml
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I'd just buy new ones and possibly upgrade to compensate for those rims.

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My dad's F-150 shuddered like mad a highway speeds when the brakes were applied. After a few months he got it checked out. New rotors and the thing feels brand new.
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2wd chevy rotors are more cause they are the whole hub assembly
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Not that much more, i replace them all the time...

But while your at it.... replace your wheel bearings...

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well one of the rotors was warped like hell so i replaced both rotors and repacked the bearings and put new pads on and now she drives like a new truck..
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