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Old 06-22-2006
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Brake Shake

I put new rotors and pads on my ranger two days ago. Now everytime I brake hard the truck shakes. What is goin' on?
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is your steering wheel shaking? or the whole front? if you feel it shaking on turns then it's air in your power steering. if you feel it while braking in a straight line, you might want to recheck your installation
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I haven't noticed it when I am turning, but I usually only brake hard in a straight line. It seems to be the whole front end, but of course I feel it mostly in the steering wheel. Any ideas on what I could have missed during the install?
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warped rotor possibly, or you messed up something on the installation...
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Any idea what I could have messed up?
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could it be rear drums??? or the driveshaft? Mine shakes in rear when braking on hills its the U-Joint I think(on mine)
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did you get any greese on the rotors while installing them? Or did you wipe them completely off after you were done?
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it could be that you didn't use brake cleaner before installing the rotors, or you over tightened the bolts on your wheels too much thus warping your rotors.
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